Justin Bonomo's $25 Million Year in Review

Justin Bonomo

Earlier this summer, we compared Justin Bonomo's 2018 to Fedor Holz's 2016 in an article title 'Justin Bonomo on Pace to Surpass Fedor Holz’s Breakout Year.'

In 2018, Justin Bonomo has now cashed for $24,945,435. That alone would be good enough to come in 8th on the All-Time Money List.

At the time, just seven weeks ago, Bonomo had recently won the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl with the entire WSOP still to come. Bonomo, at the end of May, had $13,907,138 in earnings. Fedor Holz's 2016 was worth $16,093,402 over 24 cashes. With just five months of the month gone by, we didn't need a crystal ball to say Bonomo was on pace to break that performance.

Well, we by now all know what happened. Bonomo won a bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship, won a bunch of $25,000 High Rollers at the Aria, and last night, he conquered the $1,000,000 buy-in The Big One for One Drop for the biggest score of his career; $10,000,000.

In 2018, Justin Bonomo has now cashed for $24,945,435. That alone would be good enough to come in 8th on the All-Time Money List, surpassing Bryn Kenney and John Juanda but just under Dan Smith who owes his position in the Top 10 to this very same 2018 Big One for One Drop.

Bonomo has, so far, posed for ten winner photos, with one runner-up position, two 3rd-place finishes, three 4th-place finishes, two 5th's, and an 8th and 9th place finish.

Justin Bonomo's Cashes in 2018

Here's a look at all of Justin Bonomo's 2018 cashes:

MonthFestivalBuy-inEventEntriesPositionPrize in $
JanuaryPCA$100,000PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller482nd$1,077,800
JanuaryPCA$25,000PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller1444th$310,150
JanuaryWPT$50,000WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Super High Roller253rd$197,200
JanuaryWPT$3,500WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event911104th$6,090
JanuaryWPT$25,500WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open High Roller751st$556,873
FebruaryUSPO$10,500US Poker Open Event 1681st$190,400
MarchSHRB ChinaHK$2,100,000Super High Roller Bowl China751st$4,823,077
MarchAPPTHK$100,000APPT Macau High Roller1959th$51,738
AprilMILLIONS€ 25,500partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona High Roller908th$73,541
AprilWPT€ 3,300WPT Amsterdam Main Event20716th$10,916
AprilEPT€ 100,000EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller465th$488,953
AprilEPT€ 50,000EPT Monte Carlo 8-Handed High Roller414th$276,776
MayEPT€ 25,000EPT Monte Carlo High Roller501st$457,356
MayEPT€ 25,00EPT Monte Carlo Single Reentry High Roller291st$311,268
MayAria$25,000High Roller304th$75,000
MaySHRB$300,000Super High Roller Bowl481st$5,000,000
MayAria$26,000High Roller351st$350,000
JuneAria$26,000High Roller271st$310,500
JuneWSOP$10,000WSOP Heads-Up Championship1141st$185,965
JuneWSOP$5,000WSOP No-Limit Hold'em51829th$12,331
JuneMSPT$3,500MSPT Big Blind Ante Event109610th$49,101
JulyAria$10,500No-Limit Hold'em335th$26,400
JulyAria$26,000High Roller263rd$104,000
JulyWSOP$1,000,000The Big One for One Drop271st$10,000,000

* All data courtesy of TheHendonMob.com

With 24 cashes and $24,945,435 in earnings, Bonomo has cashed an average $1,039,393 per in the money finish. While that number is heavily skewed by his latest cash, and it's safe to say he didn't have 100% of himself in all tourneys, and it doesn't include the tournaments he played but did not cash, it's still an incredible feat. With just 198 days into the year, Bonomo has cashed for $125,987 every day, $5,249 every hour, $87.49 every minute, $1.46 every second in 2018!

Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Poker's All-Time Money List (July 2018)

With the $10,000,000 cash, Bonomo now leads the All-Time Money List, ahead of Daniel Negreanu who headed the list since 2014. With live tournament earnings of $39,656,197, Daniel Negreanu needs to cash for $3,323,397 to overtake the top position again.

Bonomo has cashed for $125,987 every day, $5,249 every hour, $87.49 every minute, $1.46 every second in 2018!

Bonomo cashed for $42,979,593 over 153 qualifying cashes. That makes for an average cash of $280,912. Daniel Negreanu, meanwhile, needed 291 cashes to come to $39,656,197, making for an average of $136,276. Fedor Holz ($401,863) is still trailing Daniel Colman's average cash of $628,806.

While these averages aren't worth much and mostly derive from the rapid increase in high roller events in the last decade or so, it's still mind-boggling to see how first place prizes have catapulted to the heights they are right now.

PositionPlayerCountryLive Tournament EarningsCashesAverage CashFirst Cash
1stJustin BonomoUnited States$42,979,593153$280,9122005
2ndDaniel NegreanuCanada$39,656,197291$136,2761997
3rdErik SeidelUnited States$34,575,437283$122,1751988
4thFedor HolzGermany$32,550,88681$401,8632013
5thDaniel ColmanUnited States$28,925,05946$628,8062008
6thAntonio EsfandiariUnited States$27,685,057116$238,6642002
7thPhil IveyUnited States$26,267,284147$178,6891998
8thDan SmithUnited States$25,061,636110$227,8332008
9thBryn KenneyUnited States$24,986,421160$156,1652007
10thJohn JuandaIndonesia$23,928,348249$96,0981997

Biggest Scores of The All-Time Money List's Top 10 Players

As the following lists proofs, The Big One for One Drop has had a big impact on the Top 10 All-Time Money List. Six of the 10 have cashed their biggest score in the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament.

Justin Bonomo2018The Big One for One Drop1st$10,000,000
Daniel Negreanu2014The Big One for One Drop2nd$8,288,001
Erik Seidel2011Aussie Millions A$250,000 Challenge1st$2,472,555
Fedor Holz2018The Big One for One Drop2nd$6,000,000
Daniel Colman2014The Big One for One Drop1st$15,306,668
Antonio Esfandiari2012The Big One for One Drop1st$18,346,673
Phil Ivey2014Aussie Millions A$250,000 Challenge1st$3,582,753
Dan Smith2018The Big One for One Drop3rd$4,000,000
Bryn Kenney2017EPT Monaco €100,000 High Roller1st$1,784,500
John Juanda2017Triton Poker Macau HK$1,000,000 High Roller1st$2,870,092

* All data courtesy of TheHendonMob.com

Cash & Bracelet

Justin Bonomo's 2018 PokerNews Headlines

153 qualifying cashes make for an average cash of $280,912.

  • Bonomo has cashed for $125,987 every day, $5,249 every hour, $87.49 every minute in 2018!

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