When the tournament staff announced the 20-minute break, there was a big hand developing on both of the two remaining tables.
Neuville vs. Gruissem
On table one Pierre Neuville raised to 27,000 before Gruissem made it 62,000 to go on the button. Neuville called.
Flop came down , and Neuville check-called 55,000.
The turn was checked through before river hit the felt.
On the river Neuville checked yet again, prompting Gruissem to cut out 125,000 and slide them over the line. Neuville thought long and hard, before beginning an almost ritualistic dance with his chips. Ultimately he put in a raise to 264,000, leaving himself only about 80,000 behind.
"Why so small, don't you want it all?", Gruissem asked. Neuville didn't answer.
"You ARE a bit crazy, Pierre. Otherwise I would have folded long ago", Gruissem followed up. Still no response.
In the end he let it go, and Neuville let out a big grin while stacking the chips.
Kane vs. Ivarsson
On table two it was Kane and Ivarsson battling it out.
Preflop Ivarsson raised to 25,000, and only Kane called.
Flop came down , and Kane check-called 25,000 to see the on the turn. This time the price was 70,000 from Ivarsson, and once again Kane called.
River came , and after being checked to a third time Ivarsson bet a hefty 175,000. Kane spend a few minutes contemplating his options and ended up calling and turning over his . They were good against Ivarsson's , and the Brit scooped the pot.