Australia's poker fans will be hoping to raise their game ahead of the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Next year sees the WSOP head down under for the first time but at present, the country's biggest poker stars are sliding down the global rankings.
Indeed, a look at the latest Global Poker Index (GPI) shows that Joe Hachem, Oliver Speidel, Daniel Chevalier and Jeff Lisandro are all moving in the wrong direction on the game's most accurate form guide.
Hachem, the country's biggest poker name and only WSOP champion, fell to number 200 on the GPI last week after a 19-place drop with 1242.74, while Speidel is down to 268th on 1110.46 after falling six places.
Daniel Chevalier is now placed at 276th in the world after a seven-place slide with 1102.10 points and Lisandro, who recently cashed at the 2012 WSOP in Las Vegas, has the worst week of any Aussie poker star.
The card ace fell some 37 places on the list to occupy 267th place with 111.23 points.