Justin Bonomo has once again found himself at the top of the Hendon Mob All Time Money List. After winning the Five Diamond Poker Classic for $$928,200, he’s beaten out Bryn Kenney by nearly $200,000 – with total live tournament winnings of over $56 million.
Climbing Back to the Top
Justin Bonomo was last at the top of the All Time Money List in 2019. He had landed himself in the position by winning the WSOP $1M One Drop for $10M event, displacing Daniel Negreanu – who had held the position for quite some time.
Shortly after this, Bryn Kenney scored a record-breaking $20 million prize in the Triton Million that knocked Bonomo out of first place. It left him trailing behind by $7 million, and it would be a long road to get back on top.
In the week after Bryn Kenney’s Triton takedown, Justin earned himself $7.3 million from two tournament wins – but one of the victories was not eligible for inclusion in his live tournament winnings due to it being a private event. Then, the live poker world was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic – leaving him without the opportunity to add to his total live tournament winnings.
Shortly after live poker started returning to clubs, Bonomo landed himself in second place in the PokerGO Super High Roller Bowl for $1.8 million. He then found himself on roll with a win worth over $70,000 in the 2021 WSOP $50,000 NLHE High Roller event, and a coupler of wins in The Aria’s 10K tournaments.
Kenney tried hard to hold on to his first-place position, cashing in the Seminole Rock’n Roll Poker Open for over $500,000 – but Bonomo beat him to the punch. The two players found themselves in the same field at the Five Diamond $100,000 event, and Bonomo landed himself in first place.
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As a result, he climbed into the top spot of the Hendon Mob All Time Money List – but not by much. He’s only beating out Kenney by $139,869.
Bonomo’s Poker Legacy
Justin Bonomo is only in his 30s, but he’s managed to become a legend in the poker world already. Coming from an unusual background of playing Magic: The Gathering, Justin entered the world of poker at a young age and quickly made a name for himself.
When he was just 19-years-old Bonomo became the youngest-ever player to make a televised final table. From then on, he continued to crush tournaments around the world.
Bonomo has 55 WSOP cashes to his name – three of which have earned him bracelets. He’s known as one of the most successful super high rollers, and will continue to add to his incredibly impressive tournament bankroll.
Battling It Out For First Place
Since Kenney isn’t too far behind Bonomo, we imagine that there is going to be lots of back-and-forth as these two players continue to cash in big-money events. It will only take one or two final tables for Kenney to regain the lead, and then it wouldn’t be long before another cash from Bonomo lands him in the top spot again.
Currently, there really aren’t any other players who can interrupt this duel. Daniel Negreanu, who is in third place on the All-Time Money List has $12 million less in tournament winnings than Bonomo. So, we’re going to see Kenney and Bonomo dukeing it out, just the two of them, for the foreseeable future.