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Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo
GPI rank: 508
WSOP Bracelets: 3
Total Live Earnings: $57,517,404
Nationality:
United States United States
Nickname: ZeeJustin
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
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Biography

Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo is one of the most known poker players in the world and has been a fixture of the super high roller and high roller circuit for a number of years. He currently sits on top of the The Hendon Mob All-Time Money List with over $57 million in live tournament earnings.

Intro

Justin Bonomo is a professional poker player currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a well-recognized live and online player known by his alias “ZeeJustin”. From 2008 to 2010 Bonomo was member of the Bodog Poker online poker site's team pro.

Bonomo has won three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets throughout his career, most notably triumphing in the $1 million buy-in The Big One for One Drop at the 2018 WSOP for a career best score of $10 million. He has also won over $1 million on the World Poker Tour (WPT) and has also won several titles while playing the European Poker Tour (EPT).

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.

Two years later at the 2014 WSOP, Bonomo picked up his first gold bracelet after topping the 1,587-entry field in Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. He took home $449,980 after he beat Mike Sowers at heads-up play.

Bonomo then racked up a brace of bracelets in 2018. Firstly, he won the prestigious Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship for $185,965 and then achieved the biggest score of his career just a few weeks later after taking down the Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $10,000,000.

Justin Bonomo's WSOP Bracelet Wins

YearEventEntriesPrize
2014$1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1,587$449,980
2018$1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em27$10,000,000
2018$10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship114$185,965

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WSOP Cashes

YearEventPlacePrize
2018$1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em1st$10,000,000
2016$50,000 Poker Players Championship2nd$801,048
2021$50,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed2nd$156,040
2014$1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1st$449,980
2009$40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary Event5th$413,165

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.

Despite having picked up titles on every other circuit, Bonomo has yet to add a WPT title to his vast collection but has pulled off some impressive scores on the tour since 2008.

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2016$10,400 Five Diamond World Poker Classic5th$345,272
2021WOC Super High Roller Championship3rd$155,695
2006Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic7th$152,230
2008Borgata Winter Open $9,700 Championship8th$135,243
2007PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship11th$77,702

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.

Bonomo achieved two more wins at the Monte Carlo stop of the 2018 EPT, winning two editions of the Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller.

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 EPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller1st€1,640,000
2018Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller5th€401,000
2018Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller1st€378,000
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller4th€266,000
2018Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller1st€259,700

Other Achievements

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.

Sponsorship

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.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
83rd $8,085
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
10th $100,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
715th $2,070
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $50,000 High Roller
2nd $700,228
2021 WPT World Online Championships
Event #12: $25,500 Super High Roller Championship
3rd $155,695
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD
432nd $2,889
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-109: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
22nd $48,982
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd.
50th $42,379
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit
WSOPC #2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller, $5M Gtd.
30th $35,864
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #79: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em [People's Choice Event, Most Popular]
6th $194,469
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
213th $2,384
2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online
$102,000 Super High Roller Bowl
1st $1,775,000
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
74th $21,662
2019 Wynn Winter Classic
$5,300 Championship Event
25th $19,797
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
£100,000 Short Deck Main Event
1st £2,670,000
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
£100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
15th £201,600
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
22nd $10,387
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
31st $43,270
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
10th $12,937
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
19th $15,176
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
11th $19,591
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #5 - $25,000 NLH
9th $44,250
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 Single-Day High Roller II
1st $383,650
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
4th $149,720
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$10,300 High Roller
4th $160,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $141,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em
1st $10,000,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
29th $12,331
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
1st $185,965
2018 Super High Roller Bowl
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
1st $5,000,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€25K Super High Roller
8th €60,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
1st $190,400
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
4th $310,150
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller
2nd $1,077,800
2017 Poker Masters
Event #5 $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
5th $216,000
2017 Poker Masters
Event #4 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
4th $175,500
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
5th $37,441
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
79th $2,381
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
41st $8,187
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
10th $7,973
2017 Super High Roller Bowl
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
7th $600,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
4th €205,100
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$50,000 Super High Roller
3rd $237,680
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$5,000 Main Event
137th $7,260
2015 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
4th 800,000 AUD
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix
24th $4,775
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low
18th $11,191
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
15th $21,958
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
1st $449,980
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
2nd $219,565
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em
9th $19,863
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
3rd $110,485
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo
Main Event
36th €16,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
48th €20,150
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
19th $5,799
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
18th $9,086
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
15th $3,088
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
75th $2,453
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
55th $3,395
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,000 High Roller
4th €266,000
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
28th €35,000
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€100,000 Super High Roller
1st €1,640,000
Epic Poker League Event #1
Main Event
18th $43,190
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
2nd $117,305
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
109th $4,242
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
21st $13,368
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
35th $4,743
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
18th $58,699
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
32nd $5,202
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
2010 PCA Main Event
75th $28,000
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
442nd $25,027
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
63rd $11,297
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 53 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
48th $2,696
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 39 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
256th $2,890
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 26 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em
30th $4,871
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 2 - $40,000 No Limit Hold'em
5th $413,166
2009 WSOP Circuit Event - Caesars Las Vegas
$5,150 Circuit Championship Event
1st $237,692
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship
35th $14,438
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 4 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
2nd $230,159
2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Caesars Las Vegas
$5,000 Circuit Championship Event
5th $96,612
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
55th $8,067
WPT $25,000 Championship - Bellagio
WPT Championship Main Event
35th $77,350

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