For Ricardo Sousa, on the other hand, the runner-up finish means the world. The $536,276 that Ricardo won here today catapults him to the top of the Portuguese all-time money list, leaps and bounds beyond his next-closest countryman. Ricardo's result was perhaps just as big for poker in Portugal as it was for the man himself, as the country is currently in the infant stages of its own poker boom.
Congratulations to Ricardo, Michael and all of the Polish Open finalists for their outstanding individual performances. That concludes our coverage of the 2008 PokerStars.net EPT Polish Open. Next up for the PokerNews tournament coverage team: San Remo, Italy, for an April Fool's Day date with Casino San Remo and the EPT.
Until then, from Warsaw, Poland - good night and good luck!