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Justin Bonomo wins $4.8 Million at 2018 Super High Roller Bowl China

Tags: China, Justin Bonomo, Phil Ivey, Super High Roller Bowl.
Posted on 26 March 2018 by "T".

The very first ever Super High Roller Bowl China hosted by Macau Billionaire Poker in Macau had finished March 22, 2018 Thursday, and it was Justin Bonomo who emerged triumphant in this tournament and was awarded a sum of US$4,821,516!

To enter, each player paid a fee of HK$2,100,000 ($267,637), which quickly surpassed the HK$100 million guaranteed with HK$145,490,000 ($18,542,255) waiting for the aspiring winners.

Bonomo defeated a tough field of 75 entrants to win the lion's share of the $18,542,370 prize pool. This win is actually Bonomo's biggest prize of his poker career so far, and now he has a total of $25,195,747 in live tourney wins, which puts him in 6th place on the All-Time Money List, surpassing the likes of John Juanda, Scott Seiver, Phil Hellmuth and even Phil Ivey!

Phil Ivey Present
Phil Ivey entered the tournament foray at the last moment. His last recorded tournament cash was back from January 2016 when he finished 5th in the $200,000 Triton Super High Roller Series in Manila, Philippines. In Patrik Antonius' instagram, Ivey was seated next to him along with partypoker sponsored pro Isaac Haxton.

While Ivey did not manage to make it into the money, his two seatmates did, finishing 8th (Haxton) and 2nd place (Antonius).

Not Good for Fedor Holz

While all of the finalists have secured at least a payday of over US$1 million, it is definitely not a good run for German superstar Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz in this tournament as he ended up losing more than US$1.5 million worth of buy-ins after making five rebuys. His efforts were all for naught, as he was eventually eliminated before reaching the money.

As for players like Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, they reached the money, but late on Day 2 they were eliminated just before reaching the official final table (7 players).

The chip leader on the final table of seven was Justin Bonomo with 54,800,000 chips, followed by Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius with 28,025,000 chips.


2018 Super High Roller Bowl China Results




Prize in HK$

Prize in US$


Justin Bonomo

United States




Patrik Antonius





Rainer Kempe





Dominik Nitsche





Bryn Kenney

United States




Stephen Chidwick

United Kingdom




David Peters

United States




Isaac Haxton

United States




Jason Koon

United States




Dan Cates

United States




Dan Smith

United States






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13 comments on "Justin Bonomo wins $4.8 Million at 2018 Super High Roller Bowl China"

 doubletop77726/03/2018 12:16:09 GMT
Many congratulations to Justin Bonom on winning this massive event and the first prize of nearly 5 million dollars. Looking at the list of players, i think, he deserves every penny!!
 Calmplay26/03/2018 15:14:46 GMT
Wow at this rate Justin Bonomo will become richer than Justin Bieber lol Big Smile congrats JB.

 CALICUL26/03/2018 15:44:14 GMT
It's interesting buy-in of this tournament 267 k dollars and incredible how many players have(75 or 76) participated here. Are a lot of money and it looks like there were no surprises ( no Asian has entered in the top 11). To be noted the number of Americans 7 from 11 is sensational. This tournament with final table must be shown in full on the TV. You have to learn a lot at such stake.
 Tony_MON7ANA26/03/2018 23:24:23 GMT
Absolutely gigantic congratulations must go out to Justin Bonomo on being crowned champion of the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl China and for scooping a 7-figure payday. I will be sure to watch the star-studded final table replays on YouTube.
 LIKEIT2727/03/2018 09:20:25 GMT
Thats some life changing money,..congratulations to Justin Bonomo..
Thumbs Up
 maragatero27/03/2018 11:01:42 GMT
Too early, I beg your pardon Big Smile
 pajalnick27/03/2018 11:08:55 GMT
the first series in China and such huge numbers of the prize .... this of course is very cool .... for China there should be very attractive such tournaments ... they have a lot of potential players and poker rooms are walking around China and licking .... my congratulations to the winner .... the winnings are very big
 pochui27/03/2018 12:07:51 GMT
well it really looks like a superstars even when reading the names list, and for sure it was one hell of a tournament. kinda interesting to see Antonius back into the mix and pocketing a cool 3 millions for his efforts. yeah china will have more of these big prizepool tourneys in the future for sure.
 maragatero27/03/2018 12:51:36 GMT
Now is time..."Wow, I need two more life for spend that money! In reality, I could complete the rest of my current life with the u$s 267.000 of Buy In... So, to the eyes of that players, I have a cheap life!
However, they was fighting for arrive to a prize that multiply their invest for x16, and the most of them they folded their BI. In my country, you could change your u$s to $a, put that money to 30% in a bank and then change the pesos to dollars again, and you have a good multiplicator without any risk! But this is not an invest forum, it isn´t it?"
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 dule-vu27/03/2018 16:15:49 GMT
I dont know what is sicker in this tournament,buy in which is huge or first prize!but when you know that for them to lose such a big buy in is almost nothing,then its so easier to play!but this first prize is great and this guys will win lot of money till end of careers!
 Gerimantas28/03/2018 07:31:44 GMT
Yes very big tournament and of course for the winner it is amazing 4.8 millions of dollars, this is so big money thst i can stop work for all life, ok I am old do not much life to go, but if I win this nig prize if I am only 20 years old I too can easy stop working. Congratulations to justin bonomo
 dule-vu28/03/2018 16:07:55 GMT
in last years everything in china is bigger then in rest of world!they have so many gamblers,thats why macau grow every year and they always have millionares who wants to play with pros and money isnt problem!so probably next tournament will have bigger prize pool!
 CALICUL30/03/2018 15:57:50 GMT
that area is full of Asians and many of them have money and love casino games and poker. It is better for them to play there, the road to las vegas is too long and in Macau not so many professionals. The money is big and the attraction is guaranteed. You can not deny that.

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