Justin Bonomo managed to snatch victory from Wai Kin Yong, having beaten him in the final event of the 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series Poker Tournament with a buy-in of 100 thousand pounds, which took place in London.
The American player’s results have been improving within the last 12 month, during which he has managed to win multiple large prizes. This enabled him to get to the top rankings by the number of winnings. The last win was Justin’s seventh big cash prize (more than $1 million), which increased his total career earnings to almost $50 million.
During Triton Poker Tournament, Bonomo’s main competitor was Wai Kin Yong, who ranked first in the number of chips at the start of the final day (the American was right behind him). However, despite the Malaysian’s advantage of 3-to-1 at some point, Justin was able to catch up and beat Yong in the final game – two Jacks against a pair of eights have done the trick.
The win, which amounted to $3,257,400, allowed Bonomo to add 1200 points to his ranking and move to the 38th place in the world poker rankings of 2019. In addition, it was his 5th final table and the 3rd title during the calendar year.
As mentioned earlier, WSOP winners have paid a total of $12 million of taxes to their resident countries.
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