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The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€100,000 Super High Roller

Day 3 completed

Posted 04-25-2012 20:38 GMT+2
€100,000 Super High Roller
Day 3 completed

Justin Bonomo Wins €100,000 Super High Roller (€1,640,000)!

• Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Champion Justin Bonomo
Champion Justin Bonomo

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller is all said and done. The man walking away with the title and €1.64 million first-place prize is start-of-the-day chip leader Justin Bonomo.

Bonomo was one of the seven players to re-enter this event, firing in two bullets worth €100,000 each. He was the only one of those seven to cash and proved that his move to re-enter was the correct one. Prior to this win, Bonomo's largest score came in 2009 when he took fifth in the World Series of Poker's $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $413,165.

At the start of the day, Bonomo held over 40% of the chips in play at the final table. He never lost the lead, eliminating five players en route to victory. When we wrote Bonomo's bio, we said that if he cashed, he'd eclipse the $3-million mark for live tournament earnings. Not only has he done that, but he's surpassed the $5-million mark as well and scored the second major title of his career.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Justin Bonomo€1,640,000
2Tobias Reinkemeier€1,064,000
3Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier€621,000
4Patrik Antonius€443,000
5Masa Kagawa€354,500
6Daniel Negreanu€310,000

Lynn Gilmartin spoke with Bonomo table side after his victory.

Congratulations to everyone that cashed, but most importantly to Bonomo on the victory. Remember, we're not done here from the EPT Grand Final, so be sure to follow along with our coverage.

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Tobias Reinkemeier Eliminated in 2nd Place (€1,064,000)

Tobias Reinkemeier - 2nd Place
Tobias Reinkemeier - 2nd Place

From the button, Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 125,000. Justin Bonomo three-bet to 350,000 from the big blind and then Reinkemeier put all of his chips in for around 1.5 million. Bonomo called holding the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and it would be a flip against the {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} for Reinkemeier.

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Bonomo took the lead with top pair. The turn {10-Spades} meant Reinkemeier was left needing a four and only a four on the river to double up and stay alive.

The dealer burned one final time and then dealt the {7-Diamonds} on the river. Reinkemeier had missed and was eliminated in second place.

For his runner-up finish, Reinkemeier earned €1.064 million. This is his second massive score at the European Poker Tour Grand Final. In 2010, Reinkemeier won the €25,000 High Roller for €956,000. With this score, Reinkemeier has moved to second on the German all-time money list. The only man he has to catch now is Team PokerStars Pro and 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Pius Heinz.

Justin Bonomo 11,250,000 1,650,000
Tobias Reinkemeier Busted

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River Shove from Reinkemeier

From the button, Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 125,000. Justin Bonomo made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked.

The {2-Clubs} landed on the turn and Bonomo bet 325,000. Reinkemeier called to see the {3-Diamonds} fall on the river. Bonomo checked and Reinkemeier moved all in for right around 750,000. Bonomo folded and Reinkemeier won the pot.

Justin Bonomo 9,600,000 20,000
Tobias Reinkemeier 1,650,000 -25,000

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Two Pair for Bonomo

• Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

From the button, Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 100,000. Justin Bonomo called from the big blind and the flop came down {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked and the turn brought the {A-Diamonds}. Again, both players checked. The river was the {3-Clubs} and Bonomo fired 150,000. Reinkemeier called, but mucked his hand after Bonomo showed the {A-Spades}{3-Hearts} for two pair.

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Pair of Tens for Bonomo

• Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

From the button, Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 100,000. Justin Bonomo called from the big blind and then both players checked the {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} to see the {Q-Hearts} land on the turn. Bonomo bet 150,000 and Reinkemeier called.

The river was the {3-Clubs} and both players checked again. Bonomo showed the {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a pair of tens and won the pot.

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