|Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2022||
No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty (Ring Event 7)
– General Introduction –
Alexander Lynskey is an Australian professional poker player who lives in Brisbane, Queensland. He was born in 1991.
He’s best known for reaching the final table in the 2018 WSOP Main Event. Overall, he has $3.904 million in live cashes. This puts him in the top 10 on the Australian all time money list.
Online, he plays under the screen name “lynskey99” on PokerStars.
– Key Career Dates –
c. 2010: He starts playing online MTT’s on PokerStars.
2018: He finishes 7th on the WSOP Main Event for $1.5 million. That is the biggest single live tournament cash of his career to date.
2018: He wins the A$2,200 Main Event at WSOP Circuit Sdyney for A$422,796.
– Alexander Linyskey’s Career –
He began his live career in 2011 after spending his earlier years grinding MTTs online. He notched cashes on the ANZPT tour and the Aussie Millions, before travelling to Las Vegas to play the WSOP for the first time in 2015.
Throughout his career, both online and live, Alexander Lynskey has put in a high volume of online MTTs, and has enjoyed a lot of success, mostly in No Limit Hold’em.
His live accomplishments are equally impressive, as he has over $3.9 million in live cashes. While his earlier cashes remained small, Lynskey had his first large live score in 2015, when he won $94,816 for a 9th place finish at the Aussie Millions Main Event.
Later that year, 6th place in a WPT event netted him a further $135,504 which was later eclipsed by a $311,530 score for 4th place at the Aussie Millions Main Event. Lynskey added another $165,308 at the APC later that same year, before adding several cashes at the 2016 WSOP.
In 2017, he came very close to winning his first WSOP gold bracelet. He finished second in the $2,620 NLHE – The Marathon event for $426,663. He lost the heads-up battle at the end to Joseph Di Rosa Rojas from Venezuela.
However, his real breakthrough came in the next year’s WSOP in Vegas, in 2018.
He managed to reach the final table in the WSOP Main Event, eventually busting in 7th place in a field of 7,874 players for $1.5 million. He was the first player from Australia to final table the Main since Joe Hachem’s victory in 2005. This is also Lynskey’s biggest single live tournament cash to date.
Later that year, in December 2018, he took down the A$2,200 Main Event at the WSOP Circuit in Sydney for A$422,796. That is his first and only WSOPC Ring so far. In May 2021, Lynskey came in 3rd in the $1,500 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast Main Event for $114,960.
Online, he plays under the screen name “lynskey99″ on PokerStars. There, he won a $530 Bounty Buildler High Roller event for $55,012 in May 2020. He beat German poker legend Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz heads-up for the title.
- MARCH 22, 2016: Australasian Poker Challenge: Lynskey wins the Main Event, Neilson the A$5k Challenge
Cover Photo Kenneth Lim courtesy of PokerStars