Poker Prodigy Jonathan Karamilikis Wins Triple Crown Award

Poker prodigy Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamilikis has been carving out a very successful career for himself since hitting the poker scene in 2007.
The young Aussie pro has notched up $554,438 in live tournament wins and $2,310,904 in online cashes over his short but productive career and now can add a Triple Crown to his incredible list of achievements.
The Triple Crown is reserved for players who “win three different tournaments on three different sites over the course of one week,” but Karamilikis took just 48 hours to achieve the feat.
On September 17th, Karamilikis won a $215 buy-in PartyPoker $40k tournament for $12,474, before winning a Full Tilt Poker $100 Rebuy for $20,748 and a $500 buy-in Absolute Poker $50k Guarantee for $19,800 to earn the Poker Triple Crown.
Commenting on his recent Triple Crown victory, Karamilikis said:
“I’ve been playing a heap during the WCOOP, so I’m getting through a lot of tournaments. It’s pretty sweet timing to run good…Pretty easily the toughest of those to win was the Full Tilt $100 Rebuy. The Absolute Poker Six-Max can get tricky too, as you might get two really aggressive players on your left throughout it.”
Karamilikis has also fared equally as well on the live circuit this year and placed 1st at the Aussie Millions Poker $1,500 Bounty Event in January for US $113,247. He then went on to win the ANZPT $10k High-Roller tournament in April for $108,000 and at the end of August took down the Victorian Poker Championship $10k High-Stakes Event for a further $89,746.
As to how how he first got started at poker the Full Tilt sponsored pro explains he was grinding the Freerolls for a year until he won $3.
“It took me a few months to work that $3 up to $3,000 on low-stakes Sit & Gos. From there, I raised the stakes and built it up to about $30K,” he said.
From there Karamilikis started playing MTTs, had his first major cash in 2007 after coming 4th at the live $3k Skycity Adelaide Championship for $27,715 and never looked back since.
Jonathan Karamilikis has always gravitated to tournaments over cash play and believes he has an edge when sizing up his opponents.
“People are much more afraid when they are playing for their tournament life, deep into the tournament. I believe I have a natural instinct that helps me to exploit that type of player.”
Congratulations to Jonathan Karamilikis on his deserved Triple Crown victory and we wish him continued success for the future.

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