An ambitious high roller and duelist who proved that you can still go from freerolls to the highest limit today.
Wictor Malinowski was a professional handball player and was quickly on his way to the top of his game until he suffered a serious knee injury. So the world lost a promising handball player - but eventually gained one of the most respected and fearless Russian-speaking high rollers.
Wictor started playing very late - in 2014, when many of the stars of poker's golden years were already retiring. But Malinowski didn't care: he started with freerolls and prides himself on never having made a deposit. And a couple of years later, he was already playing at the highest limits of PokerStars and immodestly posting charts with hundreds of thousands in profits on Facebook. In an interview in 2020, he admitted that he had long been bored of playing below NL20K.
Wictor was always ready to back up his brutal image with action. He will go down in history as a big fan of duels. Malinowski is always ready to play with the best of the best: his opponents have included LLinusLLove, buttonclickr, MunEZ_StaRR and Fiilismies. His encounter with Stefan Burakov has become one of the most famous in the history of the online game. Against Fedor Holz he played with a cigar in his mouth while drinking wine.
Today no super high stakes online game is without Malinowski. As soon as you see someone ready to play for millions, you know that you won't have to wait very long.
Two pieces of advice. One, live like you're in a movie. And two, work harder. Give yourself wholly to the activity you're passionate about and you'll get there.
Mistakes are inevitable, we're human. But it's better not to think about it. To dwell on mistakes is only to spoil your mood. Playing every hand from scratch makes the time go faster.
Poker is more honest than life. Nobody can influence your result, there's no system. As much effort as we put in, that's how much we'll get out sooner or later. Poker is an individual sport where I can discharge all my anger and energy, that's why I love it too.