Ivan Banic opened from the small blind to 260,000 with and Chikita called from the big blind with . The flop of saw Banic c-bet for 180,000 and Chikita call. The turn of saw Banic check, as did Chikita. The river of gave Banic the chance to bet and he did so to 125,000, Chikita making the call and adding a little more to his stack.
A couple of hands later, Croitoru opened to 250,000 with from the button. Ivan Banic raised to 850,00 with from the small blind and Croitoru called. The flop of was checked by both men, as was the turn. The river of saw both check and Banic took it down and in doing so, grab the chip lead. Chikita is right back in it with 24 big blinds, although that will be reduced upon resumption.
The players go off for a 15-minute break and so too will we. It's been breathless stuff for most of the final table!