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Australian Poker Rankings: Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson Climbs Into Top 10

Posted at 13:00 2012-10-18 by Matthew Pitt

The latest rankings depicting the top Australian online poker tournament players have been updated and we have a new player in the top 10 places. Whilst the current top 10 is almost in the exact same order as last week’s, tenth place currently belongs to Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson.

Richardson’s rise into the top 10 on the leaderboard has pushed Tim “TurnRiva” Marsters into 11th spot, but we are certain Marsters will be back in the top 10 in next to no time. Richardson’s points tally was boosted by his outright victory in a $100 buy-in tournament on the Ongame Network that netted him $3,059.89; a fourth place finish in the $100 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed rebuy on Titan Poker for an additional $4,964.00 and a third place finish in the $109 No Limit Hold’em Turbo on PokerStars, which saw him walk away with $4,479.25.

Leading the way is James “BizBills” Bills, known as supanova99 on PocketFives, who it looks like nobody is going to catch any time soon. Bills’ closest rival is Jonathan Karamalikis who is the current number one ranked Australian player for live tournament poker according to the Global Poker Index.

One man who could see himself at the top of the rankings next week is Tom “tollgate” Grigg who has had some very impressive results of late, but results that do not seem to have been added to his points total at the time of writing. Grigg finished in eighth place in the $225,000 guaranteed for a cool $7,346.25 and he also took down the $11 buy-in $40,000 guaranteed, also on PokerStars, for $8,988.28.

Top 10 Australian Online Poker Tournament Players

RankNamePoints
1James “supanova99” Bills5603.69
2Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis5501.29
3Matt “mjw006” Wakeman5489.67
4Tom “tollgate” Grigg5338.06
5Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen5218.82
6Semesa “semesa” Brown4531.61
7Stevan “random.chu” Chew4470.38
8Matt “brownie682” Brown4442.34
9Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov4259.29
10Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson4143.82

It will be interesting to see if the top 10, and those in the chasing pack, start to up their online volume in anticipation for them being tied up in the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event that kicks off soon, and how that will effect the current standings. Can anyone catch Bills? Will Grigg be the man to do that? Find out next week!

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