It was yet another huge poker success for Justin Bonomo on Friday evening in Las Vegas, as the American retained his place at the top of the all-time money list. Once again, Bonomo was able to reach a new level during the event, and walked away with another considerable prize returns in the High Roller event.
The success now means that the star sits at the top of prize earnings collected throughout his career, as he has won just over $57 million during his career. It would have come as a relief for Bonomo, as he had been sitting in second for much of the last couple of years, but now he is firmly the player at the top of the all-time money list in poker.
Bonomo Claims Huge Victory
It was a memorable evening in Sin City for the American player, as he finally managed to surpass the amount in career earnings that has been won by Bryn Kenney. His long time rival had been in the lead on the all-time money list for much of the last two years, as he had won just under $57 million. He was able to take the top spot in the money list after picking up returns of $928,200 in the event last weekend at the Diamond World Poker Classic.
There seems to be no doubt by the vast majority of poker fans that Bonomo will enter the Hall of Fame once he becomes an eligible age, which will be in four years time, as he is still only 36. His most successful year at the table came in 2018, as he won a staggering $25 million from events throughout a calendar year. One of the most notable victories in that period came at the World Series of Poker, as he won $10 million in the buy-in Big One for One Drop.
Bonomo Clear Of All-Time Money List
Many believed that he would be sitting at the top of the all-time money list much sooner, but cancelled events due to COVID meant that he was forced to sit back and bide his time. Bonomo has also been no stranger to winning events at the WSOP, as he has won three bracelets during his career. The American now sits atop of the money list, with a total prize winning collection of $57,047,264. However, Kenney will be looking to respond in future events, as he is in second with earnings of $57,907,385.
Those two players are by far and away the most successful players, with a big gap between Kenney and Daniel Nergreanu. The Canadian has won $45,175,428. Other players in the top ten of the all-time money list include Erik Seidel, David Peters and Dan Smith. The highest earning European player on the list is British star Stephen Chidwick, who is down in seventh place with career earnings of $27,692,003. Jason Koon, Cary Katz and Fedor Holz round of the top ten on the all-time money list.