Australian Online Poker Rankings: Jim Collopy Climbs Into the Top 10

Posted at 12:00 2013-04-24 by Matthew Pitt

Fresh from winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #2 of the WSOP Asia-Pacific a couple of weeks ago, Jim Collopy has another reason to celebrate; he has just climbed into the top 10 ranked players in Australia.

Although Collopy is an American native, he has updated his personal information to be part of the Australian rankings and rightly so as he has been on Australian soil since “Black Friday” so that he could continue with his online poker career.

When Collopy is not terrorising opponents in the live arena, the man known as “Mr_BigQueso” is doing much the same at the virtual felt. With more than $2,200,000 in online tournament cashes, Collopy is a very accomplished player indeed. That impressive winnings figure has been helped by a number of recent cashes, including a very deep run in the Sunday 500 (he finished 18th) for $2,559 and a 16th place finish in the $215 rebuy for $1,840 – both tournaments taking place on PokerStars.

Those scores may not be the biggest in the world but Collopy has an almost unnatural ability to go deep in all the major online tournaments and it is only a matter of time before he hauls in another monster-sized cash.

There is no doubt you will have heard the claims that in order to be successful at tournament poker you have to be prepared to play many tournaments. One player who has an admirable work ethic is Alex “krasark” Givotovsky who seems to player every single tournament PokerStars runs! OK, that is an exaggeration but he plays a lot!

Givotovsky currently resides in fifth place in the rankings but his willingness to log long hours and play anything from $2 tournaments up to $300 games mean a massive score cannot be too far away. And when that big score does land, he will soar up the leader board and start to challenge the current top three of Jonathan Karamalikis, Matt Wakeman and Michael Federsen.

Australian Online Poker Rankings

1Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis6044.54
2Matt “mjw006” Wakeman5496.02
3Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen5457.04
4Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov5030.05
5Alex “krasark” Givotovsky4594.23
6Tom “tollgate” Grigg4587.77
7Andrew “FUZZBUNGLE” Hinrichsen4586.54
8Stevan “random.chu” Chew4249.47
9James “supanova99” Bills4042.84
10Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy4030.67

Data from the PocketFives website was used to create this article.

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