Matt “mjw006” Wakeman Closes The Gap At The Top Of The Online Poker Rankings

Posted at 15:40 2012-11-08 by Matthew Pitt

Jonathan Karamalikis may still be the name who is at the top of the Australian online poker rankings, but he has some serious challengers to his crown. PocketFives have completed their weekly update and it has seen Matt “mjw006” Wakeman climb into second place, just 175 points behind the man known affectionately as “xMONSTERxDONGx

Wakeman’s climb up the rankings was helped by two fantastic results, one on PartyPoker and the other on PokerStars. On Nov. 1 Wakeman outlasted a 271 field in a $55 buy-in tournament on PartyPoker to pick up the $3,523.00 first place prize and some crucial leader board points. Just a couple of days later and Wakeman finished second in th $109 rebuy ($40,000 guaranteed) on PokerStars for $11,895.00 after losing heads-up to former European Poker Tour Berlin champion Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee.

James Bills, disappointed to be knocked off the top spot a couple of weeks ago, had a couple of good results this week to help boost his points total. First he went and won a $75 Turbo on PokerStars for a cool $3,281.79; then on the same night finished as runner-up in the $215 Turbo 2x Chance (also on PokerStars) for an additional $6,112.00. More results like this and it surely will not be long before the number one spot is his once again.

A big round of applause has to go to Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade who bagged his fourth Triple Crown A win in the $109 buy-in $110,000 guaranteed on Cake Poker bagged him $19,800 and a couple of days later he helped himself to the first place prize of $1,824.39 in a $12 buy-in event on the French PokerStars site. His Triple Crown was completed when he won the $17,500 Guaranteed tournament ($55 buy-in) on PokerStars for an additional $4,897.73. The boy is certainly in form!

Another shout out goes to Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen for his outright victory in the Hot $75 on PokerStars, a result that added $13,243.95 to his bankroll!

Australian online poker tournament rankings

1Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis5726.85
2Matt “mjw006” Wakeman5555.03
3James “supanova99” Bills5324.06
4Tom “tollgate” Grigg5301.79
5Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen5265.79
6Stevan “random.chu” Chew4690.77
7Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade4574.72
8Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov4556.37
9Ben “bennybunny18” Richardson3977.84
10Liam “moffo47” Moffett3964.01

Data from PocketFives.com was used to create this article

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