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Jeffrey Rossiter is Australia’s Number One in the Global Poker Index

Posted at 13:45 2013-04-12 by Matthew Pitt

Jeffrey Rossiter is Australia’s number one ranked live poker tournament player, according to the latest Global Poker Index. Rossiter leads Jonathan Karamalikis by just 109.15 ranking points.

Rossiter’s points total of 1501.05 not only sees him claim the throne in the Australian rankings, but they also place Rossiter in 137th place in the world. The 23-year old’s latest eligible GPI score came from his win in the £1,000 buy-in Win the Button Turbo tournament at European Poker Tour London in March that bagged his £19,545.

Although Rossiter is yet to record a cash at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific, the man in second place has and could overtake Rossiter at the next update. Jonathan Karamalikis almost won his first WSOP bracelet this week when he finished second to Bryan “the_czar19” Piccioli in Event #1 – this cash is already counting towards his points total – and he also finished tenth in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-max event, which will have secured some vital leader board points.

Two other Australians have had solid scores at WSOP-APAC this week and could also catch Rossiter and Karamalikis. Brendon Rubie is currently in third place but his, ironically, third place finish in the $5,000 Six-Max should see his GPI points tally swell. As should those of the eventual winner, Aaron Lim who continued in his rich vein of form to win his first WSOP bracelet.

Making up the top 10 are David Steicke, Tam Truong, Daniel Neilson, Grant Levy, Joe Hachem and Daniel Laidlaw. However, one deep run in the WSOP-APAC Main Event could see Michael Kanaan, Jackie Glazier, Gary Benson or Oliver Speidel climb into the top 10.

Top 10 Australian poker players ranked by GPI

Australian RankGlobal RankPlayerPoints
1137Jeffrey Rossiter1501.05
2166Jonathan Karamalikis1391.90
3184Brendon Rubie1351.89
4200David Steicke1302.18
5239Aaron Lim1201.85
6325Tam Truong1056.97
7345Daniel Neilson1032.57
8376Grant Levy987.21
9409Joe Hachem943.58
10421Daniel Laidlaw930.68

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