Australian Online Rankings: Michael Fadersen Cements Himself in Second Place

Posted at 15:00 2013-08-28 by Matthew Pitt

Australia has some of the best online poker tournament specialists in the world and every week PokerNetwork looks at the top 10 ranked players according to the PocketFives.com ranking system. Here is the latest edition of our special round up.

Sat proudly at the top of the pile is Mathew “mjw006” Wakeman, who seems to have made the number one spot his own. Wakeman has been Australia’s number one for the past month or so and it looks like he will not be ousted any time soon thanks to holding a 1,200 point lead over his nearest rival.

A runner-up finish in the PokerStars $27 NL Hold’em Turbo Knockout and a fifth place in the $215 Weekly 6-max, also at PokerStars, helped Wakeman to keep his Australian number one spot and his worldwide top five ranking.

A couple of week ago, Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen moved into second place at the expense of the Full Tilt Poker ANZPT Ambassador Jono Karamalikis. Many expected Karamalikis to reclaim the number two spot, but Federsen’s consistency has allowed him to cement his place as Wakeman’s understudy.

In the past week, Fadersen had deep runs in The Bigger $162 and the Full Tilt Poker Super Sized Sunday (12th and 14th) along with a runner-up finish in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo. There were also victories for Fadersen in the Full Tilt Poker Wednesday Wiggle and the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo $30,000 Guaranteed; that last result banked Federsen $10,716.

Australian Online Poker Tournament Rankings

Rank Name Points
1st Mathew “mjw006” Wakeman 6727.68
2nd Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen 5509.96
3rd Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis 5366.73
4th Dean “Deanuzz” Schneider 4963.69
5th Jesse “OnTheMac” McKenzie 4272.22
6th Dominic “The Spewtard” Coombe 4253.41
7th Brett “brett_threat” Chalhoub 4197.79
8th Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov 4179.16
9th Edison “googiemona” Nguyen 4178.29
10th Michael “m_hawk_1” Hawkins 3903.78

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

With the latest instalment of the ever-popular PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) being only a week or so away, the Australian rankings could be completely turned onto their heads because along with the huge cash prizes available, there are also tons of leader board points up for grabs. Stay tuned to PokerNetwork in the coming weeks as we bring you recaps of the WCOOP and report on the changes it causes on the online rankings.

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