WSOP Super Circuit Online Series

2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

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€1,100 EPT National

Event Info

Награден фонд €2,411,420
Players 2486


Ниво 37
Блайндове 300,000 / 600,000
Анте 600,000
€1,100 EPT National
Ден 4 Приключил

Boris Mondrus Wins €1,100 EPT National Prague for €382,750

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
EPT National Winner Boris Mondrus
EPT National Winner Boris Mondrus

Boris Mondrus dominated the final day's play in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €1,100 EPT National, and after just under four levels of play he emerged triumphant to secure himself a €382,750 payday and a PokerStars Players Championship $30,000 Platinum Pass.

Mondrus, who hails from Israel, was responsible for all but one of the eliminations on the final day and had amassed a huge chip lead which ultimately proved too much of a mountain to climb for eventual runner-up and last Czech player standing Ondrej Lon.

Here are the results from the final table:

PositionPlayerCountryPrize (in EUR)Prize (in USD)
1Boris MondrusIsrael€ 382,750$436,335
2Ondrej LonCzech Republic€ 204,200$232,788
3Ali Al SaidyNorway€ 138,400$157,776
4Danilo VelasevicSerbia€ 106,600$121,524
5Walter TreccarichiItaly€ 89,000$101,460
6Ut Tam VoFrance€ 71,800$81,852
7Mohamad El-RaisSwitzerland€ 54,800$62,472
8Vasileios TsaknisGreece€ 39,700$45,258

With his friend acting as translator, Mondrus told PokerNews that he predominantly plays Pot-Limit Omaha.

"I've played Texas Hold'em for a long time," said Mondrus. "But more PLO."

"This is a big win. I play cash games; I don't play tournaments. I've played maybe eight to ten tournaments in my life."

The win is the biggest of Mondrus's career and his first recorded cash since the 2016 WSOP Main Event. In addition to the prize money, Mondrus also bags himself a coveted PSPC Platinum Pass.

"I didn't know about the Platinum Pass until the floor told us today! It didn't change how I played. It's a nice surprise."

"It changed nothing, but for my wife now it's a problem! It's a lot of money and it's a problem that I'm going to the Bahamas now!"

Boris Mondrus Shows Off His New Platinum Pass
Boris Mondrus Shows Off His New Platinum Pass

Final Day Recap

The day got off to the worst possible start for start-of-day chip leader Danilo Velasevic, who handed over chips to Ali Al Saidy when his opponent rivered a flush. Not long afterwards, Al Saidy moved into the chip lead with the elimination of short stack Ut Tam Vo, who jammed with jack-ten into the Norwegian's kings to become the first elimination of the day.

Another big mover early on was Mondrus, who rose from the middle of the pack at the start of the day to usurp Al Saidy at the head of proceedings. Walter Treccarichi had spent most of the day slowly dropping back from the leaders, and after Velasevic doubled through the Italian, it was Mondrus who eliminated him when his queen-ten cracked Treccarichi's ace-jack.

Start of Day Chip Leader Danilo Velasevic
Start of Day Chip Leader Danilo Velasevic

Mondrus now held almost half the chips in play by the first break, and he extended his chip lead further when start-of-day chip leader Velasevic fell foul of Mondrus's pocket aces when Velasevic moved all in with sevens.

And he didn't stop there. The Israeli player kept on going, slowly whittling down the stacks of his last two players until he held three-quarters of the chips in play.

Although Ondrej Lon managed to double through Mondrus whilst three-handed, Mondrus put his foot right back on the gas and eventually sent Al Saidy to the rail when Al Saidy's threes ran into the sixes of Mondrus.

Heads-up Play
Heads-up Play

Mondrus started heads-up with a greater than 5:1 chip lead over the last Czech player in the field. Mondrus did get it in once, only to lose a flip. However, once the chips got in again - with Mondrus behind this time - the roles were reversed as Mondrus spiked an ace to crack Lon's pocket pair and seal the victory, €382,750 and a Platinum Pass worth $30,000 shortly before 5 pm local time.

Stay tuned to for more coverage from the PokerStars European Poker Tour here at the Hilton Prague.

Тагове: Ali Al SaidyBoris MondrusDanilo VelasevicOndrej LonUt Tam VoWalter Treccarichi

Ondrej Lon Eliminated in 2nd Place (€204,200)

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Ondrej Lon
Ondrej Lon

Ondrej Lon opened to 1,300,000 and Boris Mondrus three-bet to 4,000,000. Lon quickly four-bet all in and Mondrus snap-called.

Ondrej Lon: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Boris Mondrus: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

There was an ace in the window of an {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Spades} flop.

Mondrus had gotten to his feet and high-fived his friend on the rail by the time the {3-Clubs} came on the turn. The river {q-Hearts} sealed victory for Mondrus, sending Lon to the rail in second place for a career-best cash of €204,200.

Ondrej Lon cz Отпаднал

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon

Lon Bemoans Chop on River

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Both players checked a {2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop and Ondrej Lon bet 900,000 on the {5-Clubs} turn. Boris Mondrus raised to 2,900,000 and Lon called.

The river was the {7-Diamonds}. Lon bet 2,800,000 and Mondrus eventually flicked in a chip to call.

Lon showed {6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for a turned straight, but the river had saved Mondrus with his {k-Spades}{6-Clubs} rivering a straight as well to chop the pot.

Boris Mondrus il 58,800,000 -2,000,000
Ondrej Lon cz 16,000,000 2,000,000

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon

Mondrus Back to Work

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Boris Mondrus
Boris Mondrus

On a {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} board Boris Mondrus checked and Ondrej Lon bet 2,600,000 into a pot of around 4,000,000. Mondrus then check-raised to 7,600,000 and Lon quickly folded.

Then in a limped pot Mondrus check-called 1,000,000 on the {j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop and the pair checked the {4-Clubs}{8-Spades} runout. Lon showed {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for ace high and Mondrus won the pot with {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

Boris Mondrus il 60,800,000 5,400,000
Ondrej Lon cz 14,000,000 -5,400,000

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon

Lon Doubles Up Heads-Up

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Ondrej Lon
Ondrej Lon

Boris Mondrus moved all in when first to act and Ondrej Lon called all in for his tournament life for 9,700,000.

Boris Mondrus: {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Ondrej Lon: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Mondrus was ahead and needed to hold for the tournament win. However, a seven on the {10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop swung things the way of Lon. The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and the river the {2-Spades} and Lon doubled up.

Boris Mondrus il 55,400,000 -10,400,000
Ondrej Lon cz 19,400,000 10,400,000

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon

Up and Down for Lon

will_shill • Ниво 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Boris Mondrus check-called 1,400,000 from Ondrej Lon on the {6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop and both players checked the {k-Diamonds} turn. The river was the {k-Hearts} and Mondrus check-folded to 2,300,000 from Lon.

Then, the two players checked a {8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop and Lon check-called 900,000 on the {2-Clubs} turn. Lon then bet out 1,800,000 on the {10-Spades} turn and Mondrus called.

Lon showed {4-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a pair of nines, but Mondrus won the pot with {q-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a pair of queens.

Boris Mondrus il 65,800,000
Ondrej Lon cz 9,000,000

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon


Mondrus Continues to Dominate Heads-Up

will_shill • Ниво 36: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Ondrej Lon check-called 600,000 from Boris Mondrus on a {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Spades} board and then check-called 900,000 on the {a-Diamonds} turn. Both players checked the {2-Hearts} river and Mondrus won with {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}

Two hands later Mondrus check-called 700,000 on the {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts} flop. Both players checked the {9-Clubs} turn and Mondrus bet 1,000,000. Lon quickly folded.

Boris Mondrus il 67,300,000 4,500,000
Ondrej Lon cz 7,250,000 -4,500,000

Тагове: Boris MondrusOndrej Lon