Another event of High Roller scheduled at the 2019 PCA was in the form of the $25,000 Single day High roller II. Nearly after 11 hours on the felt Justin Bonomo crowned the title and claimed the first place prize worth $383,650 defeating Jesus Cortes heads up.
This year have started to look a lot like the previous edition of the event in 2018 where Bonomo ran over the poker world to top his career money list. This will go down as his third cash here the 2019 PCA after a couple of fourth places finishes in the $10,000, the $50,000 segments respectively on Super High Roller last day. With another $25,000 yet to event the American poker pro is looking to add some more cash in his pockets before leaving the Bahamas.
It also didn’t turn out to be a bad day for Cortes who came off with his largest career cash in the $100,000 Super High Roller. In the Bahamas Cortes has re-surfaced on the live poker scene and has shown that he still has what it takes to be a pro. Another $265,200 was added to his bankbooks for the efforts have left him walking away with a happy face.
Final Table Summary
Once Badziakouski was shown the exit way on his four big blind stacks, the last six players were all having a $79,000 more guaranteed during three times of their buy-in.
The six players continued playing their part for over an hour until David Peters went in for a collision with Bonomo for a blind versus blind. Peters snipped just over ten big blinds with a seven five suited while Bonomo snapped him completely with pocket sixes. Peters headed to the payout desk instantly as the board missed out on him completely.
Just after a couple of hands later, Nick Petrangelo flopped in a pair and got it all in against Steffen Sontheimer’s two over the card. Both of the turns went for a hit to Sontheimer leaving Petrangelo exit in the fifth place.
Igor Kurganov was unable to keep up with his early run of success going after a quick break. Kurganov was turned by a ten by Bonomo forcing the poker star to settle with a fourth-place finish.
Three hands continued playing and Sontheimer went on the wrong side when Cortes spiked him up to finally eliminate him. That left Cortes and Bonomo to battle heads up against each other which turned out to be an even match up.
Cortes paid off a large turn and river bet giving Justin Bonomo a remarkable lead. Bonomo settled on for a massive double up and that left Cortes with just ten big blinds.
Although Cortes doubled up once, within the last hand of the night, the European shipped and bushed once Bonomo limped through the button. Bonomo aroused from sleep with an equivalent pocket sixes as earlier and Cortes was drawing slim with queen-five. The board ran out clean for Justin Bonomo, and his pocket combine stayed to earn him the winning conclusion.