After having just extolled the virtues of bankroll management it seems only appropriate that we now focus on a young Australian who is renowned for exercising little to none of this very discipline…which hasn’t stopped him from tearing up some of the highest online stakes for PLO.

Playing as “KaiBuxxe” on Full Tilt and “RealAndyBeal” on Stars, this former Magic the Gathering guru has rapidly moved from $25/50 to the nosebleed stakes with a loose aggressive style, and recently found some footing…or did he?  Here’s what had to say about it.

“The high-stakes action on Full Tilt was heavier than it’s been in months with four, six or even eight tables of $200/400 and $300/600 pot-limit Omaha running at all hours of the day and night over the past week. The action drew in such cash-game stalwarts as Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Brian Townsend, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, Rafi “howisitfeellike” Amit, Jani “KObYTAPOUT” Vilmunen, Richard Ashby, and Niki Jedlicka. $200/400 you say? But what of the $500/1,000 stakes these guys played before? Well, these $200/400 games come with an ante, which goes a long way to keeping the pot sizes massive and the stacks extremely deep.

Niki Jedlicka (photo) was far and away the biggest winner to emerge from this week’s games, finishing over $1.5 million to the good. In one 24-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday, the young Austrian raked in over $1 million in profit, and followed that feat up by taking down all three of the week’s largest online pots the next day. Jedlicka flopped eights full of sixes to stack Antonius, who had turned eights full of threes in a $242,000 pot, then cracked his set of aces with a combination draw that got there on the river, hitting the nut flush to win a $247,000 pot. Things only got massively worse for Antonius from there, as Jedlicka proceeded to win his largest-ever hand of online poker, a $563,300 behemoth.

Playing $300/600 PLO with a $100 ante, Jedlicka opened for $2,000 from the button and Antonius three-bet to $6,200. Jedlicka came back over the top for $18,800 and Antonius called. Antonius checked the {J-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop over to Jedlicka, who bet $28,750. Antonius made the call and they went to the turn which fell the {9-Spades}. Both players checked. The river was the {10-Spades} and Antonius checked again. Jedlicka fired out $62,450, Antonius raised to $234,000 and Jedlicka called, showing {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a queen-high flush. Hansen’s jack-high straight with {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} was snapped off and Jedlicka raked in a pot that would pay four years’ worth of tuition, room, board, and beer money for a set of twins entering Yale’s class of 2013.”

But all may not have ended well for Niki, with the railbirds reporting that after lending a couple of hundred thousand to Patrik Antonius, Niki’s luck took a turn for the worse with this chat reportedly being observed between Jedlicka and Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan:

durrrr: 3/6?
Niki Jedlicka: na busto
Niki Jedlicka:
durrrr: joking? or did u hav a bad day i missed?
Niki Jedlicka: lost 1,3 in 2 days
durrrr: jeez sry
Niki Jedlicka: why sry
Niki Jedlicka: was all winning
Niki Jedlicka: s
Niki Jedlicka: just poker
durrrr: =)
Niki Jedlicka: esp for retards like me
Niki Jedlicka:

Whether busto or banking wins, Niki creates some pretty diverse action at the table and makes railbirding a worthy passtime.  We’re wishing this fellow skip’s bankroll a speedy recovery.

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