Jeffrey Rossiter Climbs to Number One in the Australian GPI Rankings

Posted at 11:30 2013-02-15 by Matthew Pitt

The Global Poker Index (GPI) is the most accurate way of ranking tournament poker players and the most popular too. The GPI uses a unique algorithm that allocated points based on finishing position and field size in tournaments commanding a buy-in of $1,000 or more.

Unlike other ranking systems, the GPI gives more credit to recent results and less to historical results which many argue gives the poker community a better insight into who the best players are right now.

Australia’s number one ranked live poker tournament player is currently Jeffrey Rossiter who has 1,533.96 points, which put him ever-so-slightly in front of Jonathan Karamalikis on 1,522.66! The closeness of these two poker Goliath’s should make for an exciting 2013 in the Australian GPI rankings.

Rossiter passed Karamalikis thanks to a trio of impressive results in November and February. In November, Rossiter won the HK$23,000 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Warm Up for HK$1,777,000 then a few days later finished second in the HK$240,000 ACOP High Rollers for an additional HK$2,224,000 — finishing second to, ironically, Karamalikis! Rounding out Rossiter’s trio of results was a sixth place finish in the $5,000 Six-Max event at the Aussie Millions.

Finishing out the latest top 10 are Daniel Neilson; Grant Levy; Tam Truong; Aaron Lim; Brendon Rubie; former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Hachem; Oliver Speidel and recently signed IveyPoker Pro Jackqueline Glazier.

Australia RankGPIPlayerPoints
1138Jeffrey Rossiter1533.96
2141Jonathan Karamalikis1522.66
3288Daniel Neilson1123.86
4308Grant Levy1085.08
5311Tam Truong1082.71
6343Aaron Lim1032.81
7347Brendon Rubie1031.29
8423Joe Hachem948.33
9440Oliver Speidel926.52
10465Jackqueline Glazier901.81

With the ANZPT Perth festival under way and the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific just around the corner there will be plenty of opportunity for Australian players to pick up some GPI points.

Exciting times indeed.

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