Karamalikis Stays Top As Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade Breaks Into Top 10
Posted at 17:45 2012-11-02 by Matthew Pitt
The Australian online poker tournament rankings have been updated and as expected Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis has managed to keep hold of his number one spot, despite the fact he neither picked up or dropped any leaderboard point!
Although Karamalikis is still number one, there have been some changes in lower down in the standings, with Tom “tollgate” Grigg leapfrogging James “supanova99” Bills into second place and Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade appearing from nowhere to find himself in eighth place. Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson dropped out of the top 10.
Grigg has been threatening to mount a challenge on the top spot for some time now and a win last Monday in the $320 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max $20,000 Guaranteed on PokerStars has helped his chances. Grigg picked up $10,440.00 for that win, his first five-figure score since picking up $16,701.00 back on Sept. 17. Keep your eye on Grigg as he is only 250 or so points behind Karamalikis, which at his stakes equates to a single victory.
Stevan “random.chu” Chew has continued to put in some impressive results and has climbed to sixth spot in the rankings. Although he finds himself around 500 points behind fifth placed Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen, if he keeps up his current form he will no doubt overtake him. On Oct. 28 Chew finished second to weneedit in the $100,000 Mega Deep on 888 Poker or a cool $17,434.50 and he followed that up with an outright win in the PokerStars $16.50 NLHE Turbo for an additional $5,317.35.
The aforementioned SEABEAST has been a force to be reckoned with for many years and was once ranked 12th in the world. If he keeps up his recent form those lofty heights will once again be reached, mark our words. Some of the highlights of his past week include a fourth place finish in the WPT $100,000 guaranteed for $8,410.00; a win in a Cake Poker tournament that bagged him $19,800.00 and a second place finish in a $50 Ongame tournament that netted him $3,392.58. His results over the past few weeks have seen his lifetime career earnings surpass the $3,000,000 barrier, and there are not many players in the game who have matched that.
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