The 2016 European Poker Tour Barcelona €5,300 no-limit hold'em headliner drew a record turnout of 1,785 sections to construct a €8,657,250 prize pool. Drawing in the biggest headliner field in history appeared a fitting approach to praise the last Barcelona stop of the visit, which will be experience rebranding in 2017.
Shine online qualifier Sebastian Malec rose triumphant at last, catching his first title and the €1,122,800 ($1,258,210 ) ahead of all comers prize. He won his way into this occasion beginning with a €27 satellite.
The 21-year-old previous aggressive chess player is one of the most youthful champions ever and just the third player from his nation of origin to win a headliner on the visit behind 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Dominik Panka and the current year's Dublin victor Dmitry Urbanovic.
Notwithstanding the title trophy and the cash Malec was additionally granted 2,160 Card Player of the Year focuses. This is his first - qualified score of the year, yet only it is sufficient to launch him into 51st spot in the general standings.
Malec came into the last day of this occasion in third chip position with seven players remaining. The chip pioneer heading into the last table was German occupant Uri Reichenstein. Malec wiped out the United Kingdom's Adam Owen in third place (€646,250) to set up a heads-up confrontation with the 28-year-old Reichenstein, who started with approximately a 3-to-2 chip advantage.