Matt Wakeman Claims Number One Spot In The Australian Tournament Rankings

Posted at 15:00 2012-11-20 by Matthew Pitt

Australia has a new number one in the PocketFives.com tournament rankings. Step forwards Mr Matt “mjw006” Wakeman.

Wakeman has a total of 5,686.87 points, which puts him ever so narrowly in front of the 5,670.30 points accumulated by Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis but in front nonetheless. Wakeman has been chasing down the number one spot for a few weeks now and has been one of the most consistent performers at the virtual felt and now that consistency has been rewarded with the number one ranking spot.

Some of Wakeman’s more impressive results from the past week or so include an outright win in the $22 1R1A on PokerStars that bagged him just shy of $6,000; and a fifth place finish in the $500 buy-in $100,000 guarantee High Roller event on PartyPoker that netted Wakeman a mouth-watering $7,656.25.

What makes Wakeman’s climb up the standings more impressive is the fact his largest score is “just” $30,000 whilst some of those around him have big six-figure scores. Despite not having a massive score, Wakeman still has winnings in excess of $1,500,000!

Although Karamalikis has slipped to second place, expect him to reclaim his throne next week when this weekend’s results come into effect. On Sunday Karamalikis had nine cashes, three of which have netted him some valuable leader board points. A sixth place finish in The Hotter $16.50 was sandwiched between a seventh place finish in The Bigger $109 and a runner-up spot in the $8.80 rebuy for combined scores of over $17,000.

Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade has shot up the table and currently resides in third place, but surely it is only a matter of time that his claims the number one spot as his own. Last week he had two outright wins – including one for $26,052 – while on this Sunday alone Kinkade won a $25 NLHE Hyper Turbo Six max on PokerStars, then won the $109 2R1A also on PokerStars and came close to winning a third tournament but ultimately finished third in the $55 Rebuy Big Antes on PokerStars. Amazing results.

Rounding out the top 10 places are James Bills, Tom “tollgate” Grigg; Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen; Stevan “random.chu” Chew; Nurlan “Nurick” Boobekov; Semesa “semesa” Brown and Liam “moffo47” Moffett.

Australian online poker tournament rankings (according to PocketFives.com)

1Matt “mjw006” Wakeman5686.87
2Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis5670.30
3Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade5341.47
4James “supanova99” Bills5279.03
5Tom “tollgate” Grigg5200.17
6Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Federsen5183.54
7Stevan “random.chu” Chew4654.54
8Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobekov4565.25
9Semesa “semesa” Brown3940.79
10Liam “moffo47” Moffett3932.34

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