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Justin Bonomo

Name
Justin Bonomo
Nickname
ZeeJustin
Country
United StatesUnited States
Total winnings
$ 25,453,113
Cashes
86
First place Finishes
8

Biography

Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo is known as the regular at most of the major live and online poker events with a couple of big money finishes to his name.

Intro

Justin Bonomo is a professional poker player currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a well-recognized online player known by his alias “ZeeJustin”. From 2008 to 2010 Bonomo was member of the Bodog Poker online poker site's team pro. On the live tournament circuit Bonomo has the record of winning the WSOP Circuit Championship Event at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas back in 2009. In 2012 Bonomo won his biggest tournament taking down the €100,000 Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €1,640,000.

Background

Before he started making a name for himself on the live circuit, Justin Bonomo was known online as “ZeeJustin.” However, things haven’t always been easy in the online realm for Justin. A few years back, he was caught multi-accounting on various poker sites in major tournaments. Taking the higher road, Bonomo acknowledged his mistakes and openly apologized multiple times for his wrongdoing. Even so, Justin has been able to rack up a ton of live tournament results all over the world and over $5.5 million in tournament earnings.

World Series of Poker

Bonomo made his first WSOP appearance in 2007. He cashed in three events that year with a fourth-place finish in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for over $150,000 as his biggest win. Then in 2008 Bonomo made two more money finishes coming just short of his first WSOP bracelet when he finished in second place at the $5,000 Mixed Hold’em event for $230,159.

He then collected six more cashes at the 2009 World Series making a final table at the $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary event for more than $400,000. Then in 2011 he scored four more WSOP cashes, plus another runner-up finish at the $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw event taking home $117,305. In 2012 Bonomo collected six more WSOP money finishes including the €20,150 he received for the 48th place at the WSOP Europe Main Event.

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WSOP Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2008$5,000 Limit/No-Limit Hold'em2nd$230,159
2011$2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw2nd$117,305
2007$2,000 No-Limit Hold'em4TH$156,040
2009$40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary Event5th$413,165
2012$1,500 Limit Hold'em - Shootout15th$3,088

World Poker Tour

In 2005, Justin burst onto the poker scene with a couple of solid performances including the 30th place finish at the WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The following year, he scored big with three final tables in preliminary events at the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for well over $100,000 total. When the Main Event rolled around, Bonomo ran deep and ended up in seventh place for $152,230.

Things kept on working out for the positive for Bonomo in 2007. He first placed eleventh in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Championship Event for over $75,000 and then a couple months later hit another score over $75,000 for a nice run at the WPT World Championship. In 2008, Bonomo decided to one up his overall numbers from the previous year when he made a total of over $625,000. One of his biggest scores that year was an eighth place at the Borgata Winter Open for $135,243.

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 WPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2006Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic7th$152,230
2008Borgata Winter Open $9,700 Championship8th$135,243
2007PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship11th$77,70
2008Festa Al Lago Classic $15,000 Championship17th$42,630
2011Malta €3,000 Main Event26th€6,150 ($8,501)

European Poker Tour

Justin Bonomo scored his biggest EPT win in 2012 when he took down the €100,000 Super High Roller event at the Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €1,640,000. During that same Grand Final Bonomo scored another two big cashes. He collected €266,000 for the fourth place finish at the €25,000 High Roller tournament and €35,000 for the 28th place at the €10,000 Main Event.

Justin Bonomo's Top 5 EPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller1st€1,640,000
2005Deauville €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em4th€31,500
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller4th€266,000
2012Barcelona €10,000 Heads-Up4th€38,000
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €10,000 Main Event28th€35,000

Other Achievements

In 2007 Bonomo took fifth place in the Caesars Palace Classic for over $160,000. Then in 2009, he was able to get another nice distinct win under his belt. Bonomo captured the $5,000 Championship Event at the WSOP Circuit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The road wasn’t easy, especially during heads-up play. Bonomo battled with professional Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi for around four hours total, but eventually walked away with the $227,692 first-place prize.

Sponsorship

From 2008 to 2010 Justin Bonomo was sponsored by the Bodog Poker online poker site and represented Team Bodog in live tournaments around the world.

Did you know?

  • On February 19, 2005, Bonomo became the youngest player at that time to make a televised final table at the EPT French Open in Deauville, France. He was 19 years, 5 months, and 20 days old.
  • In 2007 Bonomo donated $13,250 to the SENS life extension research project.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em1st$10,000,000
Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em29th$12,331
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship1st$185,965
2018 Super High Roller Bowl
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl1st$5,000,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€25K Super High Roller8th€60,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$190,400
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller4th$310,150
$100,000 Super High Roller2nd$1,077,800
2017 Poker Masters
Event #5 $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em5th$216,000
Event #4 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em4th$175,500
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better5th$37,441
Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em79th$2,381
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed41st$8,187
Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed10th$7,973
2017 Super High Roller Bowl
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl7th$600,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller4th€205,100
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$50,000 Super High Roller3rd$237,680
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$5,000 Main Event137th$7,260
2015 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge4th800,000 AUD
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix24th$4,775
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low18th$11,191
Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship15th$21,958
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em1st$449,980
Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship2nd$219,565
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em9th$19,863
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em3rd$110,485
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo
Main Event36th€16,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event48th€20,150
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em19th$5,799
Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout18th$9,086
Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout15th$3,088
Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em75th$2,453
Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha55th$3,395
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,000 High Roller4th€266,000
Main Event28th€35,000
€100,000 Super High Roller1st€1,640,000
Epic Poker League Event #1
Main Event18th$43,190
2011 World Series of Poker
$ 2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw2nd$117,305
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em109th$4,242
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout21st$13,368
$ 2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed35th$4,743
Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 100,000 Super High Roller Event - No Limit Hold'em5th$224,160
2010 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$10,760
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 25,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed18th$58,699
$ 2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed32nd$5,202
Eighth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$60,298
2010 Wynn Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em17th$11,737
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event75th$28,000
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em442nd$25,027
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed63rd$11,296
$ 1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo48th$2,690
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em256th$2,890
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em30th$4,871
$ 40,000 No Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary event5th$413,165
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event1st$227,692
Seventh Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$53,970
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 4,800 No Limit Hold'em8th$31,600
Dream Team Championship
Team Championship - No Limit Hold'em1st$18,000
6th Annual Festa Al Lago Classic
$ 15,000 WPT Championship17th$42,630
Bellagio Cup IV
$ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT93rd$19,390
Deep Stack Extravaganza III
$ 2,400 No Limit Hold'em4th$46,691
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold'em35th$14,438
$ 5,000 Limit/No Limit Hold'em2nd$230,159
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 5,150 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event5th$96,594
Sixth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic - WPT World Championship
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em12th$4,200
Foxwoods Poker Classic 2008
$ 4,800 No Limit Hold'em 9th$13,595
2008 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 2,500 Limit Hold'em15th
$ 300 No Limit Hold'em12th$6,632
2008 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 9,700 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event8th$135,243
2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$23,415
Caesars Palace Classic
$ 9,800 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event5th$163,693
2007 Legends of Poker
$ 2,425 No Limit Hold'em16th$3,100
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em55th$8,067
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed49th$8,212
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$156,040
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 3,000 H.O.R.S.E2nd$40,973
Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 25,000 WPT - No Limit Hold'em Championship35th$77,350
The Wynn Classic
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em15th$4,898
2007 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em8th$11,400
PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em11th$77,702
Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 WPT Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic - No Limit Hold'em7th$152,230
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$53,635
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$42,565
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em8th$16,465
Festa Al Lago V Poker Tournament
$ 1,000 Super Satellite26th$10,500
The French Open
€ 2,000 EPT Tournament - No Limit Hold'em4th€31,500
2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em30th$15,600
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