Vinkyy, AKA Ondrej Vinklarek
Ondrej Vinklarek is a professional poker player from Stredocesky Kraj, Czech Republic, and uses the screen name Vinkyy for his online poker appearances. Vinkyy has been a regular at Full Tilt, PokerStars, Party Poker, and William Hill Poker rooms since 2009 and has accumulated a total of $3,214,159.27 in cash prizes. His live poker earnings, on the contrary, are not as impressive as his online earnings.
Vinklarek dropped out of school to play poker. And once he got hooked to the game, he did not find school to be interesting anymore. Vinkyy is also fond of chess and his favorite poker game is the 150 turbo rush rebuy multientry. He is a two-time Triple Crown winner and also has a WCOOP bracelet from 2011. His highest cash win was also for the same event, when he took home an amount of $ 179,718.75.
Online Poker Wins and Records
Ondrej Vinklarek uses the screen name Vinkyy on PokerStars, Party Poker, and Full Tilt Poker. At William Hill, he is known by the name Deinocheirus and at PokerStars.FR, he uses the nick name R4pt0r3x. One of the biggest achievements in Vinkyy’s career has been getting his second Triple Crown in July 2012 after he took down his opponents at PartyPoker, PokerStars, and William Hill Poker. In June 2012, Vinkyy finished first in the iPoker tournament and received a cash incentive of $34,000. He finished in the Sunday GTD event in PokerStars the same day, to cash in $15,000, which got him closer to the Triple Crown.
Vinkyy has also been active in the PokerStars WCOOP events in the past couple of years. In September 2011, Vinkyy finished first in the WCOOP event # 53, the NLH $600k GTD event, with a buy-in of $530+R. The event fetched Vinkyy his WCOOP bracelet and a cash incentive of $ 179,718.75, his biggest ever in an online tournament.
Other big cashes in Vinkyy’s account include a sum of $ 68,255 for finishing first in the Full Tilt Poker Super Turbo $150k GTD event, $ 50,142.80 for finishing second in the PokerStars $109+R NLH event in July, and $ 40,160 for finishing third in the same event in October. Vinkyy also partook in other popular online tourneys like the SCOOP, The Sunday Brawl at Full Tilt, TCOOP, the FCOOP, and the Caribbean Takedown.
His highest earnings come from PokerStars ($2,161,664.14), followed by Full Tilt Poker ($622,183.02) and Party Poker ($213,421.61).
Live Poker Experience
Vinkyy has been an active participant in most of the PokerStars EPT tournaments over the last few years. His total earnings from live poker events come to $384,037, of which his earnings from the EPT events alone are more than $270k. Among his live poker achievements include top finishes in events like PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour, which got him a cash prize of $71,381. He also finished first in the NLH Turbo Bounty event in the EPT Season 8 at Prague in December 2011. He took home a cash prize of $22, 895 for the win.
Recent Poker Activity
Vinkyy is a regular at Party Poker and PokerStars, besides the PokerStars.FR site, where he took part in the FCOOP events. His most recent cashes include an amount of $1,415 at the Party Poker $100k Guaranteed High Roller event, $1,764 at PokerStars Hyper Turbo Event, and $3,741.00 at the Party Poker $40k GTD event.
“When I started playing poker on a serious level, school wasn’t interesting anymore”
On his approach to becoming the lead chip holder in July 2012, after his Triple Crown win – “My strategy was to get the other players to gamble and find some breakeven spots”