Banic opened to 560,000 with and Croitoru raised to 1,040,000 with on the button. Banic just called. The flop of saw Croitoru lead for 1,550,000 and Banic check-called.
The turn of saw Banic check to his opponent and Croitoru made it 2.4 million! Banic again made the call to create a ten million chip pot and the biggest of the tournament so far.
The river of saw Croitoru give up and Banic swept the pot, giving him a huge chip lead. Croitoru fired two barrels but the Croat held firm and his reward is holding more than double the chips of either of his opponents.