Plenty of Changes in the Australian GPI Rankings; Jeffrey Rossiter Leads

Posted at 13:30 2013-08-26 by Matthew Pitt

The Global Poker Index (GPI) is the premier ranking system for live poker tournaments and is the rankings that every poker player worth his or her salt wants to find their name at the top. A couple of days ago, the GPI updated its extensive database and it caused a major shake up in the Australian Top 10 with movement all over the place!

According to the GPI, Jeffrey Rossiter is the number one ranked live poker tournament player in Australia. Rossiter has 2124.57 leader board points, which are enough to place him 51st in the entire world, almost 200 more than the man in second place Aaron Lim.

Rossiter’s last live cash was worth a cool HK$24,500,000 (approx. A$3,500,000), his reward for finishing second to Germany’s Niklas Heinecker in the GuangDong Asia Millions. That huge score, along with Rossiters plethora of impressive results over the past couple of years, has resulted in his climb up the GPI rankings.

As mentioned, Lim is the man who is in second place at the last update. Lim is without a major cash since May when he finished 21st in the IPT San Remo Main Event €2,200, but his remarkable run of form prior to that score has kept him within touching distance of Rossiter.

Lim finished third in the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for €417,499 and then went on somewhat of a heater by winning the APPT Seoul Main Event, his first bracelet at the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific and falling in second place in the €10,300 EPT Berlin High Roller.

Rounding out the top five places are Brendon Rubie, Jeff Lisandro and the recent addition to the Full Tilt Poker roster Jonathan Karamalikis.

Climbing a few places to sixth place is the hot-running Daniel Laidlaw who is very close to breaking into the top five. Laidlaw finished fourth in a HK$1,000,000 guaranteed tournament at APPT Macau and followed that result up with a second place in the ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest Main Event, an outright win in the A$3,000 buy-in Sydney Poker Champs and then a cash in the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon event.

Completing the top 10 are Daniel Neilson, Grant Levy, Tam Truong and the legendary Gary Benson.

Australian Poker Rankings Top 10

Global Rank Australian Rank Player Points
51 1 Jeffrey Rossiter 2124.57
76 2 Aaron Lim 1938.64
128 3 Brendon Rubie 1655.44
135 4 Jeff Lisandro 1645.21
204 5 Jonathan Karamalikis 1379.28
218 6 Daniel Laidlaw 1341.12
230 7 Daniel Neilson 1323.83
232 8 Grant Levy 1318.24
260 9 Tam Truong 1265.28
348 10 Gary Benson 1129.47

With the European Poker Tour Barcelona festival being a couple of days away and then the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne festival taking place in early September, there is every chance these rankings could be turned onto their heads.

If you want to check out the top 100 ranked Australian players feel free to head over to the Australian GPI rankings. Want to know where you stack up in the world rankings, then check out the GPI.

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