In a battle of the blinds, Fraser MacIntyre and Catalin Pop invested 80,000 each preflop and headed to a flop of , which was checked through. On the turn, MacIntyre bet 76,000 and was called before leading again the river for 120,000.
Pop called and MacIntyre was caught bluffing with the , Pop claimed the pot with and established the previous lead.
Fraser MacIntyre in the small blind and Catalin Pop in the big blind headed to the turn and the former checked. Pop bet 78,000 and MacIntyre folded.
One hand later, Pop limped in and Sergi Escote raised to 55,000, which Pop called. The flop fell and Pop checked, Escote bet 65,000 and the Romanian folded "Nice fold," Escote said with a grin on the face and flashed for bottom set.
Catalin Pop is on a mission on this final table and quickly took over the lead by some margin. His relentless betting saw a three-bet from 40,000 to 115,000 against Oleg Egorov and the Romanian also fired two barrels against Peter Jaksland.
Pop bet the flop for 95,000 and Jaksland called before folding the turn when facing Pop's second barrel worth 140,000.