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Salvatore Bonavena Wins PokerStars IPT Venice

Former EPT Prague Winner Takes Short Stack All the Way to First Place in Italian Poker Tour Venice

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Salvatore BonavenaSalvatore Bonavena is the new PokerStars.com Italian Poker Tour Venice champion having taken his final table short stack all the way to the €155,000 first place at the Ca’Noghera Casino at the weekend.

The former European Poker Tour Prague winner topped the 310 player field in the €2,000 + €200 buy in event, eventually securing the title from Giuseppe Minh Khoa with A-6 against K-8 all in preflop. Ace high held up and Bonavena took his career winnings to over $1.3 million.

The final table results were:

1: Salvatore Bonavena — €155,000
2: Giuseppe Minh Khoa — €100,000
3: Andras Kovacs — €60,000
4: Gianni Luca Calanni Billa — €45,000
5: Sergio Castelluccio — €30,000
6: Paolo Petrucci — €24,000
7: Gianluca Marcucci — €18,000
8: Massimiliano Forti — €12,600

The PokerStars.com Italian Poker Tour returns on February 25 in San Remo.