Justin Bonomo Wins EPT Monte Carlo For $2.2 Million

Justin Bonomo Wins EPT Monte Carlo For $2.2 MillionJustin Bonomo has won the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller event, after besting a 38 player field over three days to lift the trophy, and collect the top prize worth a staggering €1,640,000    ($2,165,217). 
With his victory at the €100,000 buy-in tournament in Monte Carlo, the 26 year-old US pro has now taken his live tournament cashes to $5,067,854 and commenting later via twitter wrote:
“Thank you so much to all the congratulations / friends cheering me on. I love you guys and it feels great to win such a prestigious event!”
As the final table of eight got underway, only six players would see any money but Justin Bonomo was finely poised to do considerably better as the chip leader with roughly 40% of the chips in play. First to exit was Eugene Katchalov, followed by the bubble boy  Jonathan Duhamel who was dealt Ks-Qs and three-bet all-in into the A-A of Bertrand Grospellier.
Then it was Daniel Negreanu’s turn to bow out in 6th place (€310,000) holding Ac-Kc to Justin Bonomo’s pocket tens, while Masaaki Kagawa picked-up €354,500 in 5th after being all-in in a three-way pot holding K-Q to Bonomo’s and Tobias Reinkemeier’s pocket jacks.
Continuing his rampage, Justin Bonomo (J-10) with a straight then snap called Patrik Antonius’ (A-K) all-in bet on a Q-Q-8-K-9 board to send the Finn out in 4th (€443,000). With top pair, Bonomo subsequently called Bertrand Grospellier‘s open-ended straight draw shove on the turn to send the Frenchman to the rail in 3rd (€621,000) and set-up the heads-up play.
At this stage, Justin Bonomo held a  6 to 1 chip lead over Germany’s Tobias Reinkemeier, who eventually made his stand with pocket fours aginst the A-Q of Bonomo. The board then ran out A-K-5-10-7 to eliminate Reinkemeier in a runner-up position worth €1,064,000. Meanwhile, Justin Bonomo earned an EPT title and took down his largest score to date, which previously stood at $413,165. 
Final Table Payouts as follows:
1 Justin Bonomo €1,640,000
2 Tobias Reinkemeier €1,064,000
3 Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier €621,000
4 Patrik Antonius €443,000
5 Masa Kagawa €354,500
6 Daniel Negreanu €310,000

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