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Justin focus in the gameLast year was an amazing one for Justin Bonomo, as he managed to do something that was never seen before in the poker world. He emerged on the #1 on the All-Time Money List and cemented his place there for years to come due to the amount of money he managed to earn and the number of tournaments he won. To cut the long story short, Bonomo won a total of $25 million only in 2018 and entered the list of poker legends. Live tournaments are not the only thing Bonomo likes to play, as he enjoys playing online tournaments as well. In fact, he has a very unique nickname which topped the leaderboard in one of the online tournaments recently.

“ZeeJustin” won a great online tournament on February 10 and managed to earn $200,000. Although this sum is nothing compared to some of the rewards he had won during 2018, it is still a great way to display Justin’s ability to adapt to various environments and still make the best out of it. The final table consisted of eight players and the first one to hit the rail on the eighth place was Orpen “OrpTheTurk” Kisacikoglu who won a total of $32,571. He was followed by a player from Costa Rica called Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver who picked up $41,979.

About the Online Tournament

The tournament was organized by PokerStars and it is called PokerStars Turbo Series 54: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller Turbo. It started and ended on February 10 and the guaranteed prize was $750,000, but the number of entrants was pretty high for this type of tournament (194) and they managed to up the prize pool to $970,000. The slice of the prize was tasted by the best 23 players. The sixth place was reserved for Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford from the Netherlands, and he won $54,105. Not long after him, skitzo333 from Canada left the game with $69,734. Furthermore, Manuel “fellatiado” Ruivo ended up fourth with $89,877, and the third place was occupied by WATnlos from Austria who won a total of $115,839.

The heads up play was between Justin Bonomo and Tomi “elmerixx” Brouk. Brouk was not able to outmaneuver Bonomo and his immense poker skill and had to settle for the second place and the prize of $149,300. Bonomo took the trophy once again and showed the world what he was capable of even in online tournaments. However, we could only guess that he will concentrate on live tournaments rather than playing online. Live ones brought him a real fortune and he is definitely going to do even better in 2019. That being said, online tournaments, especially the ones organized by PokerStars, are also worth considering as they can be pretty generous sometimes as well and winners can earn seven-figure numbers if they win.