Justin Bonomo may not have made headlines in any of the very biggest events at PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT, but he's likely booked one of the biggest profits of anyone here after shipping his second €25K side event of the series.
Bonomo called it "an incredible run" after his last victory and it's only gotten sicker since.
This time, Bonomo bested a small field of 29 entries — 21 uniques plus eight reentries — to win €259,700 in the €25K Single-Day High Roller, which got started late in the afternoon.
It's his fourth six-figure cash of EPT Monte Carlo. He won a different €25K Single-Day High Roller for €378,000, got fourth in the €50K Single-Day High Roller for €228,700 and fifth in the €100K Super High Roller for €401,000.
In total, that's over €1.2 million in winnings. Not bad for scarcely more than a week's worth of work.
In his latest win, Bonomo looked to be in command with around two-thirds of the chips three-handed. However, things got hairy for the American when doubled Ramin Hajiyev up and handed him the lead.
After that, a three-way all in occurred with Adrian Mateos the shortest and at risk for 370,000 at 20,000/40,000/40,000. Bonomo had the best of it with nines against Mateos' ace-seven and Hajiyev's king-nine but an ace on the river kept Mateos in it while Bonomo doubled in the side pot.
Bonomo retook control by dispatching the Spanish crusher with ace-ten against king-jack, and he then worked his way into the lead against Hajiyev.
After being hammered down to about 10 big blinds, Hajiyev got them in with king-four but Bonomo's ace-eight of diamonds was a superior hand. It held up for the win.
Friday could see the players fire up another €25K, and if they do, PokerNews will keep an eye out to see if Bonomo can keep his phenomenal run going here in Monaco.