Through the Lens: Best Moments From the 2018 WSOP (Part Two)

In part one of our 2018 WSOP recap, we revisited two of the more iconic moments from last summer with Michael Mizrachi’s third PPC title and Doyle Brunson’s last WSOP tournament. Today, we take a look back at two more historic summers from Justin Bonomo and Joe Cada, along with a collection of some of my favorite random images from 2018!

Justin Bonomo Captures Big One for One Drop Title

It’s no surprise that Justin Bonomo sits atop the all time money list, especially after the 2018 he had. Bonomo has over $44,500,000 in career earnings, with over $25,000,000 of that coming from last year. Bonomo’s historic year included his second WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up tournaments, followed by a $10,000,000 score for his third WSOP bracelet when he defeated Fedor Holz in the Big One for One Drop. After the final hand was dealt, Bonomo couldn’t help but smile before being greeted by his dad on the rail.

Justin Bonomo watches the final hand of the tournament while being cheered on by his rail

Justin Bonomo & his dad 
Justin Bonomo Wins One Drop

Joe Cada Wins 2 Bracelets, Final Tables the Main

Joe Cada has made it a point time and time again that his run in the 2009 Main Event win was no fluke. He proved that again last summer with a victory in the $3,000 Shootout. Cada outlasted a stacked final table including the 2015 Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen. Cada then final tabled the Main Event, eventually finishing in 5th place for a cool $2.15mm. While most would be more than happy ending the summer on that high, Cada went on to final table and win the $1,500 Closer Event for more WSOP gold.

It’s so common for a player seemingly get lost in the shadow of winning the main event, but Joe Cada has proven time and time again that he is here to stay. 
Two Main Event champions in the final three of the $3,000 Shootout. McKeehen went on to finish 3rd, while Cada won the event.
Joe Cada back under the bright lights of the Main Event final table

All Things WSOP

A collection of some of my favorite images from last summer from the Rio. From bracelets, to chips, to the Blue Man Group, this collection has a little bit of everything!

Humberto Brenes has always put on a show when the cameras are around, and this past year was no different.
Every players nightmare. Being down to under a big blind on the bubble of a tournament. 
Up close and personal with the most iconic piece of jewelry in all of poker, the WSOP Bracelet.
Esther Taylor asked told me how her daughter gave her this unicorn mask to wear in a tournament, so it was only right to snag a photo of it in action!
Daniel Negreanu came close to his seventh bracelet in the $1,500 Eight Game Mix event, but would eventually be eliminated in third. 
In a city known for it’s shows, it was only fitting to open the Big One for One Drop final table with a performance from the Blue Man Group.