Justin Bonomo has been hit hard by Black Friday and the shutdown of Full Tilt Poker. If Full Tilt Poker pays out its players, he stands to doubling his net worth, he has revealed in a new interview.
Justin Bonomo has been running hot in 2012, highlighted by his 2012 EPT Super High Roller win in Monte Carlo for more than $2 million.
In a new interview, the online star now talks about his miracle year, as well as the many ups and downs of his career so far.
Playing at the WSOP, Bonomo spends most of his time in Las Vegas right now, saying that he plans to play more than 25 events on this year's schedule.
"Right now it's WSOP time which always means 25+ tournaments for me," Bonomo told Highstakesdb.com.
"I want to win a bracelet, not because I think it will be particularly great to have one, but more that I feel like it sucks not having one. I wish I didn't care about bracelets as it's a silly artificial measure that has no correlation with skill, but for some silly reason, I do care. I'm approaching the top 10 list of players with most cashes without a bracelet which is a distinction I never want to have," he said.
Bonomo also spoke about his career as an online pro, which started all the way back in 2002 at the micro stakes tables.
Today, he is one of the most feared No Limit Hold'em specialists in the world, with massive winnings to his name.
Unfortunately for him, a large portion of his bankroll got tied up when Full Tilt Poker closed its doors for business last summer.
"If FTP repays me, my net worth instantly doubles, so yes, I have quite a bit on there," Bonomo said.
"There not much to think about the scandal. Ray Bitar ran a billion dollar company into the ground by being irresponsible and having too much pride. What else is there to say?" he added.
Justin Bonomo today lives in Malta, where he continues to play online with a number of close friends, including fellow pro Isaac Haxton.
Read the full interview here