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John Bonetti

John Bonetti
Nickname(s) Bono
Residence Houston, Texas, U.S.
Born John Joseph Bonetti
June 1928
Died June 27, 2008 (aged 80)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 32
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 1993, 1996
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

John Joseph Bonetti (June 1928 – June 27, 2008) was an American professional poker player from Houston, Texas.[1]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bonetti began playing at the age of 54, and won three bracelets at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Bonetti also made several notable finishes in the No Limit Texas Hold'em WSOP Main Event:

  • 1987 23rd place - $10,000
  • 1989 16th place - $12,500
  • 1990 8th place - $33,400
  • 1992 12th place - $10,100
  • 1993 3rd place - $210,000
  • 1996 3rd place - $341,250

Bonetti finished on the television bubble of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Fifth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open, winning $86,377.

Between May 1987 and February 2003, Bonetti won more than 40 poker tournaments.

On June 27, 2008, Bonetti died at the age of 80.

As of his death, his total live tournament winnings were $4,188,332.[2] His 32 cashes at the WSOP accounted for $1,743,993 of those winnings.[3]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1990 $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw $83,250
1993 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em $122,400
1995 $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw $101,250


  1. ^ Bradley, Lance (2008-06-28). "John Bonetti, Three-time Bracelet Winner, Dead at 80". Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,
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