Australian Online Poker Rankings: Matt Wakeman Still Holds a Sizeable Lead

Posted at 16:00 2013-09-10 by Matthew Pitt

The Australian online poker tournament rankings are as exciting as they have ever been thanks to some incredible performances over the past week by eligible players. Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman still tops the standings, but his place is under serious threat from some of the chasing pack.

Wakeman holds an 1,100 point lead over Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen at time of writing, a lead that seems substantial enough on paper but one that could be drastically cut by the time the rankings are next updated.

This weekend’s results do not yet count in the rankings – they are usually updated on Wednesday or Thursday of each week – so that means Fadersen’s runner-up finish in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Second Chance ($37,600 and 366.27 points), or his victory in the 888poker $120,000 Mega Deep ($32,242 and 370.41 points) are yet to be added to his already impressive total.

While Wakeman helped his own cause by finishing second in the PartyPoker $100,000 Guaranteed High Roller ($14,321 and 209.15 points), it is Wakeman’s first big result for over a fortnight, while Fadersen seems to be always there or thereabouts of late. With the WCOOP in full swing, we wouldn’t bet against Fadersen catching up to Wakeman in the coming week. That said, never write Wakeman off. Ever!

Australian Online Poker Rankings Top 10

Rank Name Points
1st Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman 6675.45
2nd Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen 5591.81
3rd Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis 5223.88
4th Dean “Deanuzz” Schneider 4961.29
5th Edison “googiemona” Nguyen 4494.98
6th Jesse “OnTheMac” McKenzie 4313.78
7th Dominic “The Spewtard” Coombe 4312.78
8th Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov 4124.30
9th Brett “brett_threat” Chalhoub 4009.17
10th Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson 3894.76

Another player who is in hot form is Edison “googiemona” Nguyen who has climbed four places to fifth. Nguyen seems to be going deep in major tournaments for fun and is not a million miles away from Dean “Deanuzz” Schneider in fourth place. Nguyen’s recent results include:

  • 2nd place in the PokerStars $320 NL Hold’em Six-Max ($5,201 and 111.38 points)
  • 2nd place in the Full Tilt Poker Wednesday Wiggle ($3,222 and 88.27 points)
  • 1st place in the Tyrannosaurus Rex at Full Tilt Poker ($7,695 and 168.82 points)
  • 3rd place in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo ($3,619 and 93.93 points)
  • 2nd place in the $109 rebuy at PokerStars ($6,464 and 132.61 points)

Before we sign off we must congratulate Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov on winning his third Triple Crown last week. Boobekov won the $12,500 Gtd at PartyPoker, the $44 NL Hold’em Turbo at PokerStars and then the $12,500 Guaranteed R/A at Titan Poker to complete a trio of victories within a week. Amazing results, sir.

Data from PocketFives.com was used to create this article.

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