John Bonetti
John Bonetti in the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Bono
Hometown Houston, Texas
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finishes 32
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 1993 ,1996
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 0
Money finishes 1

John 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).

He has 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 also 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.

His total live tournament winnings exceeded $4,100,000.[2]

World Series of Poker braceletsEdit

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


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  2. Hendon Mob tournament results

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