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Justin Bonomo, Tony G Crush High-Stakes Poker Action at Aria

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  • .@JustinBonomo and @TonyGuoga were the big winners @AriaPoker this week.

The high stakes poker community has arrived in Vegas in preparation for this weekend's Super High Roller Bowl and the start of the World Series of Poker, and they took no time to hit the tables, taking advantage of a series of big tournaments at the Aria. Justin Bonomo has been the biggest winner so far, taking down the $10,000 buy-in tournament on Tuesday, and then chopping the $50,000 re-entry tournament which started on Thursday and drew 56 entries.

The action kicked off on Tuesday at Aria, with a $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event that attracted 30 runners. The tournament paid out five players, with Bonomo besting the field and collecting the $138,000 first prize. Bonomo beat Adrian Mateos heads-up for the win.

Aria $10K Results

PlaceNameWinnings 
1Justin Bonomo$138,000 
2Adrian Mateos$75,000 
3Fedor Holz$48,000 
4Martin Kabrhel$27,000 
5Ranier Kempe$18,000 

On Wednesday, the price of poker went up Aria with a $25,000 no-limit hold'em tournament that drew 32 players and paid out the final five. It was none other than our own Tony G, who has been absent from the high stakes tournament community for the last few years while serving as a member of European Parliament, taking down the top prize. Tony G beat Martin Kabrhel heads-up to win $353,280.

Aria $25K Results

PlaceNameWinnings 
1Tony G$353,280 
2Martin Kabrhel$192,000 
3David Peters$107,520 
4Jacob Schindler$69,120 
5Thomas Marchese$46,080 

As the week progressed, the stakes got higher, and the fields increased as well. Thursday saw a $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament take place with 56 entries. Bonomo continued to run hot and chopped heads-up with an amateur player who wished to remain anonymous. Each collected just under $780,000.

Aria $50K Results

PlaceNameWinnings 
1Justin Bonomo$779,520* 
1Anonymous$779,520* 
3Stephen Chidwick$322,560 
4David Peters$215,040 
5Christian Christner$188,160 
6Brian Rast$161,280 
7Nick Petrangelo$134,400 
8Ben Tollerene$107,520 

*denotes heads-up chop

Aria is hosting a massive $100,000 buy-in tournament on Friday. Stay tuned to PokerNews all summer as we bring you results from the high-stakes poker action around Vegas in addition to our live coverage of the World Series of Poker!

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