Nikolaus Jedlicka is an Austrian online poker pro who currently plays under the name “RealAndyBeal” at PokerStars. Before this, he grabbed the online poker world’s attention while playing under the Full Tilt Poker screen names “Niki Jedlicka” and “KaiBuxxe.”
Beginning with the PokerStars screen name – RealAndyBeal – Jedlicka plays anywhere from $25/$50 to $200/$400 PLO under this account. Since HighStakesDB began tracking the PokerStars high stakes games in 2011, he’s lost over $132k. However, he has shown signs of improvement over the past few months after bottoming out at $151k, only to take a two-month break and come back strong with $19k in profit.
The majority of Jedlicka’s online poker success has come via the name KaiBuxxe, where he made about $3.2 million in just five months. He first started playing under this name at the start of 2007, and Beal stopped playing on KaiBuxxe in September, 2007; surprisingly, there’s been no activity on this name since. However, Beal has been active on “Niki Jedlicka” since the summer of 2007 – though the results are the total opposite of KaiBuxxe.
While playing under his own name, Jedlicka has lost over $4.4 million; $1.76 million of the losses came within Beal’s first six months of using the name. Diving deeper into this downtrodden six-month time frame, Niki Jedlicka lost $549k in one session against Phil Ivey, and $135k to Kagome Kagome in another session.
But despite the massive losses, Jedlikca has experienced some successes too. On July 23rd, 2009, he dominated the $200/$400 PLO action at Full Tilt Poker, and hauled in over $1 million in a single day. Just a couple of days later, he won a $563,000 hand while playing $300/$600 PLO against Patrik Antonius.
The preflop action set the tone for this hand when Jedlikca 3-bet Antonius up to $18,800; the Finn called and the flop was Jc-8s-3d. This prompted Jedlicka to bet another $28,750, and Antonius called before the 9s turn card was dealt. Neither player bet on the turn, but a 10s brought a $62,450 bet from Jedlicka, only to see Antonius raise this bet up to $234,000. After Jedlicka called and flipped over Tc-6s-4h-Qs against Antonius’ 7d-9h-As-Ah, he took the $563k pot with a queen-high flush.
Moving away from the cyber poker tables, Jedlicka has $531,843 in career live poker tournament winnings; this includes a seventh place finish in the 2007 EPT Barcelona ($211,480) and a fifth place finish in the 2008 Aussie Millions ($87,903). It’s also worth mentioning that he was a devout Magic the Gathering player before taking up online poker.