Aussies Online: Broom, Grigg and Rubie in Charge in November

Posted at 16:31 2010-12-05

James ‘j_t_s80’ Broom, Tom ‘tollgate’ Grigg and Brendon ‘Brendooor’ Rubie have led the way for the Aussies reaping the cash and rewards in a busy November schedule.

James ‘j_t_s80’ Broom, known more for his achievements in live poker events, most notably his six figure score in the 2008 Melbourne Poker Championships, hit it big during the month in the Sunday Million on PokerStars coming in third place for $128,625. The cash is Broom’s biggest of his online poker career and a nice little earner for a guy who doesn’t play a high volume of online tournaments.

 Tom ‘tollgate’ Grigg continued his hot finish to the year by becoming the biggest earner for the month. Grigg grabbed a runner up finish in the Party Poker Monthly Million for $110,000 that he used as a basis to run up $159,338 in earnings during November. His other major results included a final table, good for $8,898 in the Sunday Second Chance on PokerStars and another $5,440 in the two day FTOPS event on Full Tilt Poker.

The other guy over $100,000 on the month was Brendon ‘Brendooor’ Rubie who recaptured the number one ranking in Australia on the way to hauling in $102,627. Rubie overtook Jonathan ‘xMONSTERxDONGx’ Karamalikis on the Australian leaderboard with big results on Full Tilt Poker. His biggest achievement during November came in the FTOPS Main Event as Rubie fell just short of the final table in 12th place. He got to the final table of the $100,000 guaranteed rebuy on Full Tilt Poker for $17,115 with a third placed finish and also won the $25,000 guaranteed for $8,700.

Liam ‘RAWKZ’ O'Rourke was unlucky to fall just short of the $100,000 mark. He hit $90,128 in scores including wins in the PokerStars $109 and $55 rebuy events. The $109 rebuy paid $18,552, while the $55 rebuy was also worth a handy $13,571. All up his 48 scores fell just short of the six-figure landmark but O’Rourke is in the mix, ranked fifth in Australia at the moment.

At current Brendon Rubie is the top player in Australia and ranked 71st in the world. Jonathan ‘xMONSTERxDONGx’  Karamalikis is second and 91st in the world. Tom ‘Tollgate’ Grigg has moved up to third in the country with his big month, but he is a still a fair way off a spot in the world top 100. Dave ‘dasve798111’ Allan and Liam ‘RAWKZ’ O'Rourke round out the Australian top five in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The Christmas season will see some players ramp up their schedules online with some extra time to play, of course plenty of others will be taking a well earned break as the calendar winds towards the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the showpiece event of the Australian live circuit in the form of the 2011 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. 

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The Aussies continue to tear up the virtual felt during November The Aussies continue to tear up the virtual felt during November

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