Will Justin Bonomo overtake Daniel Negreanu as poker's all-time money winner?
Tonight it's the final table of the final event of the 2018 WSOP: the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop. And there's one player at that finale who could change poker history should he win.
Justin Bonomo: Could his incredible 2018 become even greater tonight?
Justin Bonomo has had a year for the ages. $15,000,000 in cashes, nine tournament wins against the world's toughest players, and now he's made the final table of the biggest buy-in poker tournament in the world - with a massive chip lead, no less.
Should he win it, Bonomo will not only bank an additional $10,000,000, but he'll overtake PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu as the game's all-time money winner. Negreanu currently sits atop the prestigious list with $39,656,196, while Bonomo sits in third with $32,979,591 (behind Eric Seidel). Should he cash (six players remain, five get paid, with a min-cash worth $2M), Bonomo will leap frog Seidel into second.
Negreanu could find himself #2 tomorrow
We first met Bonomo back in 2005 at an EPT, when he was a fresh faced 19-year-old pro. He's come a long way since then, as the video below will show you.
Here's the seat draw and chip counts for tonight's Big One for One Drop finale:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Rick Salomon||United States||19,650,000||39|
|2||Byron Kaverman||United States||10,525,000||21|
|3||David Einhorn||United States||12,300,000||25|
|5||Justin Bonomo||United States||48,950,000||98|
|6||Dan Smith||United States||21,450,000||43|
Will Justin Bonomo overtake Daniel Negreanu as poker's all-time money winner? For now, we wait and see.