Justin Bonomo tweets details of his heads-up deal with Fedor Holz. Three big names confirmed for the Triton Poker Super High Roller. Find these stories and more in the Weekend Hit and Run.
Bonomo and Holz Made Heads-Up Deal at Big One for One Drop
We have a little background on Justin Bonomo’s historic win at the Big One for One Drop last week. The all-time money leader revealed on Friday that he made a deal with Fedor Holz once the action got heads-up. In a tweet, Bonomo outlines that he and Fedor Holz chopped half of the prize pool for first and second place and then continued to play for the remaining half.
Bonomo made the revelation of the heads-up deal on Twitter — which are very common in live tournaments — to “hundreds” of his backers through staking website YouStake.
— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) July 21, 2018
Despite the transparency of Bonomo’s post, some are questioning the impact on Bonomo’s backers on YouStake in light of the deal. Backers contribute a portion of a player’s entry fee — with a markup — for a return on their investment should the player win money. Some have argued that the backers should be paid based on the posted results at WSOP versus the amount that Bonomo actually received.
Bonomo revealed that his share was $8,751,111, which was nearly $1.3 less than the posted $10 million prize for first.
In other Justin Bonomo news, the Big One for One Drop champion posted about his gratitude and satisfaction of winning one of poker’s most prestigious live tournaments.
– Former Upswing instructor and Pot Limit Omaha specialist Fernando Habegger dishes on Doug Polk and Upswing Poker in a 1-hour tell-all video. The video comes in response to a post on 2+2 where Habegger apparently failed to pay for merchandise created for JNandez Poker.
– Some of poker’s biggest names have been confirmed for the Triton High Stakes Festival in South Korea next week. Beginning July 23rd and running through August 1st, Tom Dwan, Fedor Holz and Phil Ivey have been confirmed to play the high stakes tournaments.
– Now that the 2018 WSOP is in the history books, the poker world continues to reflect on the 49th year of WSOP action.
Pocket Fives outlines some of the breakout stars from this year’s WSOP.
Justin Bonomo is getting a lot of attention for his performance at the Big One for One Drop — and his record-breaking 2018 — but some are asking how it compares to Joe Cada’s performance at the World Series of Poker?
– With the 17th season of the World Poker Tour getting underway on Saturday, Matthew Clark from US Poker previews the WPT with five numbers to know before the upcoming season.
– Long time offshore poker room Poker Host is closing their doors on July 31st.