Jonathan Karamalikis Tops Australian Global Poker Index

Posted at 09:00 2012-10-03 by Matthew Pitt

The Global Poker Index (GPI) is seen as the premier ranking system for live poker tournaments around the world. Using a secret formula, the GPI is thought to paint a more accurate picture of who are the best tournament players in the world at present. Now these rankings are available on a national level, here are Australia's Top 10.

1Jonathan Karamalikis1,141.24
2Daniel Neilson946.93
3Brendon Rubie938.75
4Oliver Speidel885.06
5Aaron Lim861.42
6Joe Hachem795.11
7Daniel Chevalier776.47
8Leo Boxell726.66
9Grant Levy717.88
10Jacqueline Glazier707.65

Karamalikis' points haul is also enough to see him break into the Top 300 players in the world; he currently finds himself in 262nd place worldwide. Although he has some breathing space at the top of the Australian rankings, he is sure to be challenged in the coming weeks by the players in the chasing pack.

Currently occupying second place is Daniel Neilson who is less than 200 points behind Karamalikis. Last year Neilson finished third in the San Remo Main Event of the European Poker Tour for a cool €285,000 (AUD $358,421) which would have earned him plenty of GPI points and with the latest edition of EPT San Remo just around the corner cold Neilson make a return to Italy and get some vital points on the board?

Just behind Neilson is Brendon Rubie, just eight points behind, and trailing him is Oliver Speidel, Aaron Lim and Joe Hachem. Rounding out the top 10 spots are Daniel Chevalier, Leo Boxell, Grant Levy and Jackie Glazier.

Two players who are currently outside of the top 10 but are sure to make moves in the coming weeks are Jeffrey Rossiter and everyone's favorite adopted Aussie, Tony G. Rossiter reached the final table of a €3,000 buy-in event at the Partouche Poker Tour and we witnessed him first hand at World Poker Tour Malta where he played superbly but couldn't make it into the money places. Tony G was also in Malta, bursting the final table bubble to finish in 10th place and with Tony G scheduled to play WPT Copenhagen and a schedule in Prague before the year end he is sure to be there or thereabouts come the end of the year.

You can follow the GPI over on their official Twitter account, their Facebook page or by heading over to the GPI website. Whilst you are busy adding those addresses to your various social media software, why not add PokerNetwork Twitter and Facebook pages too?!

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