Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo is known as the regular at most of the major live and online poker events with a couple of big money finishes to his name.
Justin Bonomo is a professional poker player currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a well-recognized online player known by his alias “ZeeJustin”. From 2008 to 2010 Bonomo was member of the Bodog Poker online poker site's team pro. On the live tournament circuit Bonomo has the record of winning the WSOP Circuit Championship Event at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas back in 2009. In 2012 Bonomo won his biggest tournament taking down the €100,000 Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €1,640,000.
Before he started making a name for himself on the live circuit, Justin Bonomo was known online as “ZeeJustin.” However, things haven’t always been easy in the online realm for Justin. A few years back, he was caught multi-accounting on various poker sites in major tournaments. Taking the higher road, Bonomo acknowledged his mistakes and openly apologized multiple times for his wrongdoing. Even so, Justin has been able to rack up a ton of live tournament results all over the world and over $5.5 million in tournament earnings.
World Series of Poker
Bonomo made his first WSOP appearance in 2007. He cashed in three events that year with a fourth-place finish in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for over $150,000 as his biggest win. Then in 2008 Bonomo made two more money finishes coming just short of his first WSOP bracelet when he finished in second place at the $5,000 Mixed Hold’em event for $230,159.
He then collected six more cashes at the 2009 World Series making a final table at the $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary event for more than $400,000. Then in 2011 he scored four more WSOP cashes, plus another runner-up finish at the $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw event taking home $117,305. In 2012 Bonomo collected six more WSOP money finishes including the €20,150 he received for the 48th place at the WSOP Europe Main Event.
Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WSOP Results
|2008||$5,000 Limit/No-Limit Hold'em||2nd||$230,159|
|2011||$2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw||2nd||$117,305|
|2007||$2,000 No-Limit Hold'em||4TH||$156,040|
|2009||$40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary Event||5th||$413,165|
|2012||$1,500 Limit Hold'em - Shootout||15th||$3,088|
World Poker Tour
In 2005, Justin burst onto the poker scene with a couple of solid performances including the 30th place finish at the WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The following year, he scored big with three final tables in preliminary events at the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for well over $100,000 total. When the Main Event rolled around, Bonomo ran deep and ended up in seventh place for $152,230.
Things kept on working out for the positive for Bonomo in 2007. He first placed eleventh in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Championship Event for over $75,000 and then a couple months later hit another score over $75,000 for a nice run at the WPT World Championship. In 2008, Bonomo decided to one up his overall numbers from the previous year when he made a total of over $625,000. One of his biggest scores that year was an eighth place at the Borgata Winter Open for $135,243.
Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WPT Results
|2006||Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic||7th||$152,230|
|2008||Borgata Winter Open $9,700 Championship||8th||$135,243|
|2007||PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship||11th||$77,70|
|2008||Festa Al Lago Classic $15,000 Championship||17th||$42,630|
|2011||Malta €3,000 Main Event||26th||€6,150 ($8,501)|
European Poker Tour
Justin Bonomo scored his biggest EPT win in 2012 when he took down the €100,000 Super High Roller event at the Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €1,640,000. During that same Grand Final Bonomo scored another two big cashes. He collected €266,000 for the fourth place finish at the €25,000 High Roller tournament and €35,000 for the 28th place at the €10,000 Main Event.
Justin Bonomo's Top 5 EPT Results
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller||1st||€1,640,000|
|2005||Deauville €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em||4th||€31,500|
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller||4th||€266,000|
|2012||Barcelona €10,000 Heads-Up||4th||€38,000|
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €10,000 Main Event||28th||€35,000|
In 2007 Bonomo took fifth place in the Caesars Palace Classic for over $160,000. Then in 2009, he was able to get another nice distinct win under his belt. Bonomo captured the $5,000 Championship Event at the WSOP Circuit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The road wasn’t easy, especially during heads-up play. Bonomo battled with professional Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi for around four hours total, but eventually walked away with the $227,692 first-place prize.
From 2008 to 2010 Justin Bonomo was sponsored by the Bodog Poker online poker site and represented Team Bodog in live tournaments around the world.
Did you know?
- On February 19, 2005, Bonomo became the youngest player at that time to make a televised final table at the EPT French Open in Deauville, France. He was 19 years, 5 months, and 20 days old.
- In 2007 Bonomo donated $13,250 to the SENS life extension research project.