The final event of the 2018 World Series of Poker has come to an end, marking the closing of the yearly tournament series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas. Event #78 was the final tournament on the schedule, the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, which saw a total of 27 players competing. The field may seem small, but with the $1 million buy-in, the event generated a prize pool of $24,840,000. In the end, it was poker pro, Justin Bonomo, who earned the first-place finish, taking over the top spot on the All-Time Money List.
With the win, Bonomo now sits in the first position on the All-Time Money list, having earned close to $43 million in cash. He surpassed Daniel Negreanu, the former number one, who has just over $39 million in cashouts. Bonomo was able to move up on the list due to the $10 million he won with the Big One for One Drop win.
Bonomo faced off against Fedor Holz in heads-up play before claiming the poker win. The two have a history, so as the two went head-to-head, it definitely made the final round more interesting. After picking up a key win, Bonomo would earn the chip lead and eventually, the final hand would go down.
On the last hand of the event, Bonomo limped in on the button and Holz went all-in. Bonomo would call quickly, showing A-J off-suit to Holz’s A-4 off-suit. The board fell K-8-3-2-Q, giving Bonomo the better hand and the mega-win!
The Big One for One Drop tournament is a charity event that supports the group One Drop, who works to make sure that impoverished communities receive clean driving water. Efforts by the group have improved the lives of more than one million people in areas such as Mexico, India, South America and West Africa.
With the One Drop event, $80,000 of every buy-in goes to the charity. According to the WSOP, this year, a total of $2,160,000 was raised for the charity.
Final Results of the event: