Changes To Rankings Sees Tom “tollgate” Grigg Climb To The Number 1 Spot

Posted at 07:00 2012-08-14 by Matthew Pitt

We gave our weekly poker rankings article a miss last week as the poker community got used to the new rankings system put in place by PocketFives.com, a system that has seen sweeping changes throughout the world.

Under the old system players were allowed to have 24 cashes from one site but there were many players who were loyal to one online poker site that felt they were being penalised in the rankings for not spreading their play around a number of sites. Now players can count their 40 best results from any one site, something that has seen a number of changes in the local and worldwide leader boards.

One man who has benefited from the changes is Tom “tollgate” Grigg who has climbed to the top of the Australian rankings and 23rd in the world overall. Over the past week tollgate has 21 cashes on PokerStars including a bankroll-boosting $8,255.51 that he was awarded for winning the $82 NLHE Hyper Turbo.

Hot on tollgate's heels is Dylan “WhiteRabbito” Honeyman, who although lives in Canada at present does list Perth, Australia on his PocketFives logo and is therefore ranked as an Australian player. Over the past week WhiteRabbito has put in some amazing results including scores for $3,502.00; $6,986.40; $8,230.50 and $10,262.70. That last score was awarded for winning the $30,000 guaranteed $109 NLHE Turbo on PokerStars.

Other players poised to challenge for the number one spot include James “supanova99” Bills and Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen with the likes of Matt “mjw006” Wakeman, Kelvin “aces_up4108” Beattie, Jonathan “xMonsterxDongx” Karamalikis, Matt “brownie682” Brown, Semesa “semesa” Brown and Stevan “random.chu” Chew not a million miles away from being in contention.

It will be interesting to see if any of the chasing pack can catch the top three players and if WhiteRabbito can continue his fine run of form and claim the number one spot for himself.

Player Rankings For Australia

Rank Name Leader Board Points
1 Tom “tollgate” Grigg 5895.58
2 Dylan “WhiteRabbito” Honeyman 5665.95
3 James “supanova99” Bills 5637.97
4 Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen 5373.83
5 Matt “mjw006” Wakeman 5194.06
6 Kelvin “aces_up4108” Beattie 4952.83
7 Jonathan “xMonsterxDongx” Karamalikis 4943.96
8 Matt “brownie682” Brown 4898.95
9 Semesa “semesa” Brown 4858.79
10 Stevan “random.chu” Chew 4581.17

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