by Joseph Smith Sr.
Justin Bonomo collected almost half a million dollars and his first WSOP bracelet that certainly helps him forget that 2nd place finish in the Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship event a few days ago.
Bonomo begin heads-up play with second place finisher, Mike Sowers, looking at a 4-1 chip disadvantage, but after one level of play Bonomo had pulled even with Sowers. Using the momentum swing to his advantage, Justin Bonomo never looked back and within the hour he had all the chips and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
The $1,500 buy-in event attracted 1,587 players and offered a prize pool of $2,142,450. Justin Bonomo returns home to Glendale, Colorado with $449,980 for his winning finish. Mike Sowers of Charlotte, North Carolina takes away $278,518 as first runner-up.
The following lists the final table six players order of finish and money won.
Justin Bonomo ------ $449,980
Mike Sowers -------- $278,518
Daniel Strelitz ------ $180,587
Lance Harris -------- $119,977
Niel Mittelman ----- $80,341
Taylor Paur ---------- $55,703
Congratulations to Justin Bonomo for his win and his first WSOP bracelet.