On Wednesday, Justin Bonomo came storming back against Mike Sowers during heads-up play to win Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and his first gold bracelet. Bonomo had finished runner-up in three previous bracelet events - including the $10,000 Triple Draw Championship Event earlier this summer - and second-place finishes in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee and in a $5,000 side event at the PCA.
Bonomo admitted in his post-win interview that he's not a very emotional person, but his emotions swung wildly during the end of his battle with Sowers and he was noticeably jubilant about the win.
The new champion is already chipping up in this event. We caught him in a hand with Darren Elias on what we believe to be the second draw, and Elias drew two cards. Bonomo took one and bet when Elias checked. Elias called.
On the next draw, both players drew one card, and Elias check-folded to a bet.