Jonathan Karamalikis

Jonathan Karamalikis

GPI Rank 55,095
Total Live Earnings $4,812,030
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Jonathan Karamilikis is an Australian professional poker player mostly traveling his home country and New Zealand's live tournament circuit. His best accomplishment to date is winning the Asia Pacific Poker Tour's Main Event in Sydney, Australia in 2010 for almost half a million Australian dollars.


Karamilikis has numerous cashes in Australia's local poker events such as Aussie Millions, Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour and others. He also has a couple of World Series of Poker money finishes to his name as well as a decent European Poker Tour record which he scored at the 2012 EPT Barcelona.


Jonathan’s first experience with poker was in play-money games with his friends in Adelaide, South Australia. He was instantly drawn to the game and played all the way through to the end of his first, and only, year in university. Once Jonathan realized that he could make a living playing poker, he ditched his Accounting and Property studies for life at the felt. Jonathan built his bankroll through Freerolls as he learned his trade.

World Series of Poker

The Aussie has a total of three World Series of Poker cashes on his list of accomplishments, with his best WSOP days yet to come. He finished in 446th place at the 2010 WSOP Main Event and took home $31,647 in cash. He came back to the World Series in 2011 for two more money finishes. First he placed 81st in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance event and then took 275th position in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournament. He collected a total of $6,964 in that year's series.

Jonathan Karamilikis' Top 3 WSOP Results

2011$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance81st$4,178
2011$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em275th$2,786
2010$10,000 Main Event446th$31,647

European Poker Tour

In August, 2012 Karamilikis went to Barcelona, Spain for the Season 9 inaugural EPT festival and scored three money finishes there for a total of €111,346 in tournament winnings. He won the €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max event, finished eighth in the €1,850 High Roller and then took 11th place in the €5,000 EPT Barcelona Main Event.

Jonathan Karamilikis' Top 3 EPT Results

2012Barcelona €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max1st€54,616
2012Barcelona €1,850 High Roller8th€10,030
2012Barcelona €5,000 Main Event11th€46,700

Other Achievements

In November 2007, Karamilikis had his first big live cash in a local tournament – the Skycity Adelaide Championship Series Main Event – for almost A$31,000 and never looked back. In January 2009, Jonathan took 2nd place in the Aussie Millions A$1,000 No-Limit Hold‘em event for over A$120,000. He followed that result up in January 2010 when he took top prize in the Aussie Millions A$1,500 No-Limit Hold‘em Bounty Event for over A$122,000, bringing his career tournament earnings to over $310K. However, that wasn't Karamilikis' peak. In December of that very same year Karamilikis won his first major poker title by taking down the APPT Sydney Main Event for over A$450,000.


In April, 2010 Karamilikis signed a sponsorship deal with the Full Tilt Poker online poker site and became the site's Red Pro. He maintained the status until Full Tilt seized its operations in 2011.

Did you know?

  • Jonathan goes to the gym four times a week and does Muay Thai training twice a week.
  • His other passion, after poker, is NBA basketball, which he watches religiously.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2019 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney
AU$20,000 High Roller
1st 377,625 AUD
2019 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney
AU$5,000 Challenge
20th 11,080 AUD
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
45th $31,224
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
530th $3,640
2017 Playground Poker Club and partypoker World Cup of Cards
$10,300 High Roller 6-Max Reentry Final
2nd 97,000 CAD
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
955th $2,359
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
78th $13,147
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #10: $1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
31st 2,980 AUD
2015 partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship
Main Event
10th 17,290 CAD
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
24th $56,820
2014 EPT Vienna
€10,300 High Roller
15th €26,600
2013 APPT Macau Asia Championship of Poker
High Roller
5th 817,400 HKD
2013 APPT Melbourne
Main Event
10th 11,680 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
61st $8,027
2012 EPT Barcelona
Main Event
11th €46,700
2012 Aussie Millions
$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Rebuys
2nd 88,830 AUD
2011 APPT Queenstown Snowfest
Main Event
9th NZ$10,280
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
275th $2,786
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
81st $4,178
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #18: No-Limit Hold'em
4th 10,500 AUD
2010 APPT Sydney
Main Event
1st 459,510 AUD
2010 Aussie Millions
Event 5: $1,650 No Limit Hold'em w/ Bounties
1st 122,700 AUD
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 6 - $1,150 No Limit Hold'em w/ Rebuys
2nd 120,098 AUD
2008 Aussie Millions
Event 2 - $1,100 Pot Limit Holdem (2-Day Event)
7th 7,560 AUD

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