Justin Bonomo wins his biggest tournament yet continuing his historic 2018. The lid is put on the 2018 WSOP. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Bonomo Wins One Drop After Heads-Up with Fedor Holz
Justin Bonomo has brought an official end to the 2018 WSOP by defeating Fedor Holz in a heads-up of two of the top four all-time tournament money winners on Tuesday night in an epic battle of two of the game’s best players. Bonomo’s $10 million first place prize not only yielded him the 2018 Big One for One Drop title but also the honor of overtaking Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel as the all-time live tournament money leader with over $42 million in winnings.
Negreanu weighed in on Bonomo’s achievement on Wednesday afternoon:
Congrats to @JustinBonomo on reaching the top spot on the all-time money list!
I feel both impressed and relieved.
Impressed by the year he has had.
Relieved of the pressure of keeping all these young high rollers off my back!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 18, 2018
Despite losing the heads-up match to Bonomo, Fedor Holz still won $6 million for his second place finish, putting him over $30 million on the all-time money list, inching up closer to Negreanu and Seidel.
Before the heads-up match with Bonomo, this hand got a lot of attention:
The biggest hand in Big One history!?@CrownUpGuy scores a double knockout to take the @OneDrop_All_In chip lead.
Watch on @ESPN 2 and @PokerGO live!
▶️ https://t.co/94ttKC1LOr pic.twitter.com/XmwZqx4unl
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) July 18, 2018
PokerNews reviews Justin Bonomo’s $25 million 2018 so far.
Joey Ingram on the Poker Life Podcast weighs in on Bonomo’s defeat of Fedor Holz in the One Drop:
Even with the end of the 2018 WSOP in Las Vegas, there will still more WSOP events to be played this year. The World Series of Poker Europe will hold 11 bracelet events from October 9th to November 2nd in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
– Despite continued strong performance from New Jersey’s online casinos, online poker continues to struggle, down 5.9% between May 2018 and June 2018. One positive sign from the latest report is that online poker increased 1.3% from the same time last year in the state. WSOP.com continues its impressive growth after merging player pools, while partypoker and PokerStars continue to struggle given that they are only available in New Jersey. On most days, WSOP.com has over two times the traffic as New Jersey.
– With the rise of Super High Rollers, Daniel Negreanu says its possible for someone to reach $100 million in earnings.
Speaking of Negreanu, here is his vlog from the Big One for One Drop
– Looks like there will be nine PA online casinos that could go live in Pennsylvania, possibly by the end of 2018.
– In this week’s head scratcher, MGM is suing Las Vegas shooting victims to avoid future litigation.