Mikita Badziakouski limped in from the small blind and Jean-Noel Thorel checked in the big blind.
On the flop, Badziakouski bet 24,000 and Thorel called before doing so again for another 54,000 on the turn. Badziakouski then bet the river for 85,000 and Thorel called.
Badziakouski sheepishly turned over for a bluff and Thorel scooped the pot with .
Down to 100,000, Badziakouski raised to 60,000 from the button and Sam Greenwood moved all in from the big blind, Badziakouski called it off.
On a flop of , Greenwood improved and Badziakouski said "an interesting flop." The turn made things even more spicy with trips versus straight and flush draw. A blank on the river failed to improve Badziakouski and he was eliminated in third place for €99,530.
Thorel will start the battle one-versus-one with a slight chip advantage. The duo has €156,200 locked up and plays for a first-place payout of €226,600.