Justin Bonomo takes down WSOP $10K Heads-Up Championship

The US pro wins his 4th title in the span of 10 days for a total of $5.85 million!

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"I think I'm dreaming"

The $185,965 prize for the win would most likely be the biggest ever score for most of the people, however, Justin is probably more satisfied with the title and the prestigious, coming with it. The American outlasted a star-studded field of 114, beating fellow high-roller regular, David Peters, to earn a spot in the official bracket of 64.

His second opponent was David Laka, but the Spanish player couldn't stop Bonomo either. In a field this tough, it's impossible to avoid sickos, and in the third round Justin was facing none other, than Jake Schindler, a familiar villain from the high-roller final tables. However, it only took "ZeeJustin" 3 hands to finish off Jake. In the first hand, he crippled the stack of Schindler's after taking him to valuetown with a rivered full house and things went smoothly in the next two hands as well, earning Justin a spot in the top 16.

UK pro, Niall Farell was waiting for Justin in the next round. Niall loved his pocket 3's way too much, he shoved them for 96 big blinds and ran into the Kings of Bonomo's. With this effortless win, the 32-year-old pro was the first to advance to the Round of 8.

His next victim was Mark McGovern, who called an all-in for his remaining chips with Ace-six, which wasn't good enough this time against the Ten-Seven of Justin's.

Martijn Gerrits was the first opponent to show serious resistance. The two played a 96-hand long battle. At one point of the match, Martijn even had an 8-1 chip lead, but Justin was able to double-up multiple times to reclaim the lead and got things done shortly after.

In the other semifinal, Jason McConnon beat Juan Pardo Dominguez, a young Spaniard, who made three deep cashes at this year's EPT Barcelona, and the championship match was set.

McConnon started with winning some pots, but Justin was able to seize it by Hand #7 and steadily chipped down Jason. The last chips went in on Hand #59 when the UK pro shoved with Q-9 off which was no good against the pocket fours of the American's.

"I think I'm dreaming," said Bonomo after the victory. "I think that this is not real life and I think that's the secret. Just win in your dreams because there you can actually win every tournament."

Final results

Place Winner Country Prize (in USD)
1 Justin Bonomo United States $185,965
2 Jason McConnon United Kingdom $114,933
3 Juan Pardo Dominguez Spain $73,179
4 Martijn Gerrits Netherlands $73,179
5 Jan-Eric Schwippert Germany $31,086
6 Mark McGovern United Kingdom $31,086
7 Nicolai Morris United States $31,086
8 Kahle Burns Australia $31,086