Jonathan Karamalikis Toppels James Bills From Top Spot

Posted at 13:10 2012-10-25 by Matthew Pitt

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we have a new leader in the Australian online poker tournament rankings. We predicted a couple of days ago when we brought you news of the now-new number one ranked player reaching the Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) Grand Slam final table that this would happen and it has. Step forward Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis.

It turned out that the sixth place finish in the $5,000 buy-in GSOP Grand Slam not only earned Karamalikis $44,028.00 but also 323.17 leader board points, which added to those points he picked up for his 19th place finish in the PokerStars Sunday 500, were enough to see the popular pro rise to the top of the leader board that James Bills had made his own for the past couple of months.

Bills’ fall from the number one spot is partly down to his own success at the virtual felt, which may sound a strange thing to say but it is true. The PocketFives.com rankings only allow a certain number of results per poker site to be counted in a player’s points tally and because Bills is so consistently good, some of his recent deep finishes have not netted him any points that count towards his already impressive total.

Try to remember that Bills has managed to stay atop of the leaderboard and within the top 10 ranking places for as long as he has done, without a six-figure score. Whilst he has had many five-figures scores – his largest tops the scales at $41,297.57 – a $50,000+ score still eludes him. Here’s some advice Mr Bills, win this weekend’s Sunday Million. Simple.

Tom “tollgate” Grigg climbed one place to third, knocking Matt “mjw006” Wakeman (who we have been referring to as mje006 for the past couple of weeks) down one place to fourth. Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen rounds out the top five places.

Australian online poker rankings (according to PocketFives.com)

1Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis5791.26
2James “supanova99” Bills5570.26
3Tom “tollgate” Grigg5483.72
4Matt “mjw006” Wakeman5423.39
5Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen5152.37
6Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov4584.10
7Stevan “random.chu” Chew4515.10
8Semesa “semesa” Brown4468.45
9Liam “moffo47” Moffett4104.82
10Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson4072.15

As you can see from the above table, we have a new player in our top 10 for the second week running. Liam “moffo47” Moffett debuts in ninth place, his climb up the standings were partly down to him winning The Hotter $16.50 Turbo $50,000 Guaranteed on PokerStars for a cool $15,367.61. Can he keep his top 10 spot next week?

A big shout out to Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov who climbed up from ninth to sixth this week, thanks in part to him winning one of the toughest tournaments in the world, the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo 2x Chance $30,000 GTD on PokerStars. That result bagged him over $23,000 and his second largest cash to date.

Data from PocketFives.com was used in creating this article

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