Justin Bonomo comes out on top of a 108 entry field that was loaded with some of the best in the world to take down the 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London £100,000 Short Deck Main Event for an immense £2,670,000 ($3,240,886), just days after being knocked down to second on the all-time money list.
The American pro started the day second in chips and quickly started to exude confidence, limp-raising multiple pots during the first rounds of play. "Once you start raising in this game you make it really easy to get shoved on. The only way to prevent that is by limping, and so players are limping all their strong hands and that handcuffs players as they can't shove too much."
Bonomo is a regular to the No-Limit Hold'em scene and in the last year has been seen dabbling into the Short Deck events as they come at the price he is looking to pay. Bonomo now has two Triton Short Deck titles and talked with us about how he feels about this variation of poker. "This game is crazy, honestly I don't like crazy all-ins and getting it with 55%, but you have to in this game. Some people enjoy the all-ins, but I find them incredibly stressful, other than the fact I am winning these tournaments, I wouldn't say it's my favorite game." Said Bonomo while laughing.
When asked about Bryn Kenney moving up to first on the all-time money list Bonomo spoke of easing into retirement and slowing down on his poker playing. "My plan is to play a lot less poker, Bryn's plan is to play a lot more poker, so as far as I'm concerned I'll probably never get the number one spot again. It's not really a goal of mine, and I'm totally fine with that."