The 2018 US Poker Open - Event #1 $10,000 NLHE has been taken down by American poker pro Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, earning him a massive $190,400 payday.
It is actually a good start of the month of February for the 32-year-old Bonomo, as he has just recently cashed for $556,873 at the WPT 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,000 No Limit Hold'em held just this January.
The first $10,000 NLHE event of the US Poker Open had a total of 68 entrants. In the heads-up play, Bonomo triumphed over recreational Lebanese player Pierre Naim Boutros Nadim.
With this current achievement, Justin Bonomo now has more than $20 million in overall live tournament earnings. He began playing poker in the online realm, where he was busted in 2006 for entering major online poker tourneys using multiple accounts. That bad deed resulted to costing the young rising poker star tens of thousands of dollars at that time.
Bonomo said after his victory at Event #1 at the US Poker Open, "I've just had an incredible run of cards in the last two months, and I hope it continues."
As Justin Bonomo is crowned the first winner at the US Poker Open, and there are seven more tournaments underway that are waiting to be claimed by the next poker champions.