Tony G and Justin Bonomo Big Winners at Aria
Many high-stakes players have arrived to Las Vegas already ahead of busy summer, and there has been some great action at Aria Casino, where a series of big buy-in tournaments have been played.
Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo has been the biggest winner so far at Aria, after taking down a $10,000 opening event for $138K and chopping a $50,000 event for almost $780K with an unknown amateur player.
Won the opening Aria 10k 😊 30 entries, $138k for 1st #1BulletNoChop
— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) May 24, 2017
Just did an even chop HU in the Aria 50k. 56 entries, taking home $780k. #4BulletsDesperationChop
— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) May 26, 2017
According to Phil Hellmuth, Tony G has also been playing and took down a $25,000 event for +$353K, and donated his winnings to charity. It was the first live cash in four years for Tony G.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) May 25, 2017
Tollerene, Sontheimer, Christner Chop Aria $100K for $1 Million Each
On the eve of the Super High Roller Bowl, 13 players returned for Day 2 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament hosted by Aria Poker in Las Vegas. The high roller event was the fourth at Aria this week, following up $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 tournaments. All four events served as lead-ups to the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, which kicks off Sunday afternoon and runs though Thursday, June 1.
A total of 54 entries generated a prize pool of $5,292,000 at Aria on Friday. A slew of German pros were in the field and, to nobody’s surprise, a few made deep runs to the final table. Ultimately, two of them — Christian Christner and Steffen Sontheimer — agreed to a three-handed deal with American pro Ben Tollerene that secured more than $1 million to each.
Aria $100K Final Table Results
|3||Ben Tollerene||United States||$1,020,000*|
|4||David Peters||United States||$432,360|
|6||Erik Seidel||United States||$317,520|
|8||Daniel Negreanu||United States||$211,680|
*Reflects three-handed deal