Two players have been vying for the top of the All-Time Money List for some time now, both an incredible $8 million USD or so above 3rd spot, Daniel Negreanu. These two giants of the modern game are Bryn Kenney, the leader until last Friday, and Justin Bonomo, who has previously also held first on the list, and has now regained his coveted top spot.
Justin Bonomo has now cashed lifetime in live poker tournaments to the tune of $57,047,264, a lean $139,879 more than his rival for top spot, Bryn Kenney.
The fun thing is that he achieved this victory by taking 1st place in a very small field but highly prestigious event which saw 19 runners put up the costly $100,000 USD entry fee to play - including Bryn Kenney himself! Bonomo took down the Bellagio’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic for a sweet $928,200.
Along the way to his win Bonomo got it in against Kenney with A♦A♣ vs. Kenney’s Q♣Q♠, only for the flop to fall Q♦6♦2♦, and run out with a 9♠ turn and then a K♦ river, making for quite a classic reverse suckout win for Bonomo, who was the effective stack and the at-risk player in the hand.
Kenney didn’t cash this event, and fellow poker legends Jason Koon and Dan Smith took 2nd and 3rd, for $677k and $304k respectively.
These two are still so close on the leaderboard that there may well be another leapfrog due anytime soon (whereas Negreanu would only re-enter contention in one fell swoop if he took down the WSOP Main, for example).
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any developments here in the PokerDeals Newsroom and be sure to keep you informed!
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