PCA 2013: Bonomo chops for $218,710 as Andoni Larrabe Sanchez takes the title

Justin Bonomo can add another $218,710 to his $5,607,851 live tournament career winnings having chopped event #18 of the PCA 2013 with Andoni Sanchez. The Spaniard, whose previous largest score was €70,000 for his 11th place finish at last season's EPT Grand Final, took it down heads-up not only winning the trophy but also claiming a high profile scalp.

Sanchez had to navigate his way through an incredibly tough field numbering some of the best tournament players in the world (just take a look at some of the players that cashed).

PCA 2013 event #18
Date: 10-11 January
Buy-in: $5,300
Game: NLHE eight-handed
Players: 195
Prize pool: $945,750


Andoni Sanchez

1. Andoni Sanchez, Spain, $218,710*
2. Justin Bonomo, USA, $218,710*
3. Ravi Raghavan, USA, $92,220
4. Steven Silverman, USA, $69,040
5. Grant Levy, Australia, $56,710
6. Kenneth Aldridge, USA, $44,460
7. Michael Telker, USA, $35,000
8. Jason Wheeler, USA, $25,540
9. John Krpan, Canada, $19,860
10. Will Molson, Canada, $19,860
11. David Baker, USA, $17,960
12. Humberto Brenes, Costa Rica, Team PokerStars Pro, $17,960
13. Konstantin Puchkov, Russia, $16,080
14. Michael Watson, Canada, $16,080
15. Michael Tureniec, Sweden, $14,180
16. Pierre Neuville, Belgium, Friend of PokerStars, $14,180
17. Justin Zaki, USA, $12,300
18. Christopher Day, UK, $12,300
19. Steve O'Dwyer, USA, $12,300
20. Bartley John Downling, USA, $12,300

* Denotes a heads-up deal was made.


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