Friday September 2,2011 : Day of record breaking and high hopes
 
German poker pro 29-year-old Martin Schleich took down the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona title and a first prize of Euro 850 000, finishing up an epic thirteen-hour final event.
 
A record-setting field of 811 players culminated in heads-up play between Schleich and Spaniard Dragan Kostic.
 
While Kostic's aim to be the first Spanish player to triumph on home soil was dashed, his second-place win earned him Euro 532 000, his best career result to date.
 
Schleich’s cashing in fully on his first major final table signaled his largest career cash to date.
 
Final results finished up:
 
1.   Martin Schleich, Germany             Euro 850 000
2.   Dragan Kostic, Spain                    Euro 532 000
3.   Eugene Katchalov, Ukraine            Euro 315 000
4.   Raul Mestre, Spain                       Euro 244 000
5.   Tomeu Gomila, Spain                    Euro 185 000
6.   Saar Wilf, Israel                            Euro 145 000
7.   Juan Manuel Perez, Spain             Euro 105 000
8.   Isabel Baltazar, France                  Euro 73 000
 
The EPT's third leg of the eighth season in London starts on September 30, 2011.