Bonomo and Friedman win second WSOP bracelets

Justin Bonomo and Adam Friedman each won a second career World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this week, while also adding another six figures to their bankroll.

Bonomo, who has already won over $14 million at the poker table this year, added a second WSOP bracelet to his collection by winning the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-up Championship. The tournament began with 114 players before getting whittled down to the final two, Bonomo and Jason McConnon.

On his way to the tournament final, Bonomo blew through David Peters, David Laka, Jake Schindler, Niall Farrell, Mark McGovern and Martijn Gerrits.

Bonomo’s final match against McConnon lasted 59 hands. Bonomo controlled the match from start to finish, grabbing the chip lead early on and ruling it over McConnon. On the final hand with McConnon down to just 781,000 chips compared to Bonomo’s 5.6 million, both players pushed all-in pre-flop. Bonomo showed pocket fours, while McConnon had Qs-9d. The board did not provide any help for McConnon after it showed Kh-10h-2s-2h-8c and the match was over. For the win, Bonomo cashed $185,965.

Friedman makes it two in Dealer’s Choice

Adam Friedman grabbed his second WSOP bracelet by winning the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-handed tournament. The tournament, which included 20 different varieties of no-limit and limit poker, had 111 entries. Friedman was the last man standing to cash $293,275.

It came down to Friedman and Stuart Rutter heads-up for the tournament title. On the final hand of the tournament, the game of choice was Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo. When all the cards were dealt, Friedman’s pair of queens topped Rutter’s pair of twos, while no low hand qualified.

While Bonomo and Friedman won their second career WSOP bracelets, a number of other players were winning their first, including Daniel Ospina, Andrey Zhigalov and Ognyan Dimov.

Ospina became the first Colombian to win an WSOP bracelet, winning the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament. He topped a 260-player field to cash $87,678.

Zhigalov brought a WSOP bracelet victory to his native Russia after winning the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. He bested a 731-player field to earn $202,787.

Dimov put Bulgaria on the poker map with his win in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-handed tournament. He was the last man standing from a 1,663-player field to cash $378,743.