$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 15 of 75
While that last hand was being published, Galen Hall wished his table luck and headed out the door in 16th place. A check on his table found (who else?) Justin Bonomo stacking up the last of Hall’s chips.
The hands and action are unknown, but the result was a familiar one. Bonomo won the pot and added even more cushion to his huge stack.
Nobody else has even half his count.
Justin Bonomo – 1,875,000 (188 bb) Galen Hall – Eliminated
$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 16 of 75
In a battle of the blinds, David Peters (small) and Justin Bonomo (big) built a big pot heading to the river of a board. Peters moved all in for 186,000, and Bonomo pondered for an eternity before calling to put Peters at risk.
As soon as Bonomo called, Peters began to stand up from his chair. He showed for a miss, and Bonomo tabled to win the pot with his ace kicker.
Peters was eliminated, while Bonomo’s chip lead has ballooned into something seriously impressive.
The players at the other end of the table were talking about what they just witnessed. Someone, maybe Joe McKeehen, asked, “How do you do it?”
“Just don’t fold,” Bonomo revealed the key to his success.
Justin Bonomo – 1,520,000 (152 bb) David Peters – Eliminated
$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 14: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 22 of 75
Just the tail end of a pot here, but one definitely worth a mention.
Justin Bonomo and Isaac Haxton were heads-up on the river of a board. Justin Bonomo checked from under the gun, and Haxton moved all in for 363,000 effective. He had the slightly larger stack, and his bet was just more than the size of the pot.
Bonomo spent a short while in the tank, then said, “I don’t think I can fold.” With that, he called to put himself at risk.
Haxton showed , but Bonomo tabled to win the huge pot with aces up.
Haxton was left with less than 35,000 chips, and he was eliminated a moment later.
Bonomo, on the other hand, moved into contention for the chip lead with that monster double.