The bwin team put in another amazing showing during its last visit to WPT Venice, with vincent582 highlighting the action for the Team when he brought home a whopping €159,740 for his 3rd place finish.

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Sven Ragnar Åström might have taken home the biggest prize of the week as the proud new owner of a WPT Bracelet, but the bwin team did pretty damn well for themselves combining for a total of 285,300€ in tournament winnings.

Leading the way for the team was French player vincent582 who brought home a whopping 159,740€ for his 3rd place finish. It really was a fairytale story for vincent582, winning his $8,700 WPT Venice Package in a freeroll on bwin and now turning it into the experience of a lifetime.

vincent582s amazing WPT Venice journey

vincent582's amazing WPT Venice journey

12 more of vincent582's teammates also made it into the money and there were so many more great stories, from Ilawa taking down 16,740€ in his first major live tournament, to LocsStaOnfire becoming the first bwin player to cash at two live events (after the 2007 WPT Canada). And of course then there is team veteran nammer4life finally breaking his duck by getting his first cash after 5 live events with the team.

nammer4life got his cash!

nammer4life got his cash!

Ilawa got 16,740 in his first major live tournament

Ilawa got 16,740 in his first major live tournament

Double up! Thats two cashes on bwin team live events for LocStaOnFire

Double up! That's two cashes on bwin team live events for LocStaOnFire

The bwin teams many champs

The bwin team's many champs

Here is another look at all the bwin team members who cashed. Congrats to all!

Ilawa - 16,740 €
muchaz11 - 16,740 €
Daumbeach - 13,700 €
LocStaOnFire - 11,400 €
nammer4life - 9,980 €
puchi x - 8,360 €
yoggielours - 8,360 €
nestelous_x - 8,360 €
Psycho2620 - 8,360 €
freetcha - 8,360 €
BonniePBilly - 7,600 €
pokerng - 7,600 €

As always on bwin team live events, there was plenty more to the trip than just poker and the players got treated to a fantastic week which they are not likely to forget for a long time. Venice was simply an amazing setting for a poker tournament and the players were able to see so many beautiful sights through out the city when they were not on the tables.

The team enjoying themselves at the farewell party

The team enjoying themselves at the farewell party

Venice is just an amazing place to have a poker tournament

The main entrance to Casino di Venezia

The main entrance to Casino di Venezia

corpseGR and King_Dirk

Aussie Millions veterans corpseGR and King_Dirk enjoying the chance to catch up at another bwin team live event

Time for a Gondala ride

More smiles from the team

More smiles from the team

KristapsK3 cruising on his way to the Casino

KristapsK3 cruising on his way to the Casino

The Grand Canal on dusk

The Grand Canal on dusk

Well folks that's a wrap from WPT Venice! If you would like to be part of the next bwin team live event then make sure you watch out for the 2009 WSOP Main Event Online Finals which are now running every weekend. The WSOP Main Event is the biggest tournament on the poker calendar and the bwin team always has an incredible time in Las Vegas. There are satellites to the Online Finals for every bankroll so make sure you get on board for your chance to be part of the fun. I'll see you there in July!