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Online Rankings: Anuj Yadav & Punya Behera Top the Weekly-Monthly Charts, Gaurav Sood Completes 19 Weeks as the Top-Ranked Player of 2021

Online Rankings - Anuj Yadav, Punya Behera and Gaurav Sood
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  • Namita Ghosh December 12, 2021
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We bring you to the top three weekly, monthly, and yearly performers every Sunday. These rankings are based on cumulative winnings (cashes) in this feature. However, the rankings only include players registered to our online ranking system, so hurry up and register if you haven’t signed up on PokerGuru yet!

With less than three weeks to go before the year ends, the top order of the annual leaderboard remains unchanged. This means Young Gun Gaurav Sood may very well be on his way to defending the “Winningest Player in India” title for the second consecutive year. Today, the MTT phenom completes 19 weeks straight at the top of the annual charts, and he added ₹3.54 Lakhs this week, getting his annual scorecard close to ₹4.21 Crores. This puts him pretty much at par with his run last year – he had won ₹4.51 Crores in 2020. And just like last year, Sood is the only player sitting with over ₹2 Crores in annual profits.

Manish Lakhotia and PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh have some distance to cover if they hope to end Sood`s leaderboard-topping streak.

Spartan Poker’s Winter Celebration Series is running full throttle and some of the biggest scores this week came from the series. The same three players occupy the top three positions on the monthly and the weekly leaderboard standings with only changes in the respective positions. Punya Behera is a surprise entry on the list and has been on a breakout run this month. He stormed his way to the top of the December standings on the back of four title wins, including flagships like The Elite, The Weekly Highroller, and The Mint, padding his bankroll by ₹22.47 Lakhs.

The November leaderboard topper Young Gun Anuj Yadav, with ₹19.75 Lakhs in winnings, is almost neck-to-neck with Behera in the December standings. The latest Sunday Superstack runner-up finisher Rishab Malik rounds out the top three names on the monthly rankings.

Anuj Yadav has grown a loyal fan following for his creative and unconventional gameplay, and he tops the weekly rankings again – for the second week in a row . He earned over ₹18 Lakhs on the back of trailblazing victories in the WCS #15 – The Big Deal and the Sunday Superstack. The current December leaderboard topper, Punya Behera, rallies behind him on the weekly charts! Rishab Malik, who placed runner-up to Yadav in the Sunday Superstack, ranks #3.

 

Online Rankings from December 5 – 11 (Weekly Rankings)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Anuj Yadav₹17,98,850₹15,25,769
Punya Behera₹15,76,075₹11,05,681
Rishab Malik₹11,74,887₹7,59,941

 

Online Rankings from December 1 – 11 (Monthly Rankings)

PlayerMonthly CashesMonthly Profit
Punya Behera₹22,46,885₹15,52,802
Anuj Yadav₹19,75,406₹15,80,965
Rishab Malik₹12, 99,986₹6,30,707

 

Online Rankings from January 1 – December 11 (Yearly Rankings)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Gaurav Sood₹4,20,79,940₹2,05,88,291
Manish Lakhotia₹4,09,18,591₹1,09,24,521
Laksh Pal Singh₹3,68,49,688₹1,74,88,082

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Anuj Yadav

Weekly Cashes – ₹17,98,850

Weekly Profit – ₹15,25,769

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,344

Young Gun Anuj Yadav has proved to be an unstoppable force in MTTs. Even without playing the game for extended periods, Yadav has managed to post incredible consistency! Not done after winning The Millionaire for a record third time last month, he has already posted three standout scores this week – two of them title victories.

He shipped the last Sunday Superstack for ₹6.18 Lakhs and took down the WCS #15 – The Big Deal four days later for ₹8.72 Lakhs. With ₹17.99 Lakhs in total earnings across the week, the November leaderboard topper dominates the weekly rankings for the second consecutive week.

Anuj Yadav

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s WCS#15 – The Big Deal for ₹8.72 Lakhs on December 9

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹6.18 Lakhs on December 5

Anuj Yadav - Total Profit Graph
Anuj Yadav – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Punya Behera

Weekly Cashes – ₹15,76,075

Weekly Profit – ₹11,05,681

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 2,596

Our “PokerGuru Star of the Week,” Punya Behera, is on a heater of a lifetime. This week, the NIT Raipur alumni won two flagship titles and FT-ed two more, raking in over ₹15 Lakhs in the process!

Behera won PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller and The Mint while posting FT runs in the Bounty Builder HR and the Sunday Special PKO, collecting ₹15.76 Lakhs overall.

Punya Behera

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.79 Lakhs on December 10

– 1st in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3.30 Lakhs on December 7

– 3rd in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹1.43 Lakhs on December 7

Punya Behera - Total Profit Graph
Punya Behera – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Rishab Malik

Weekly Cashes – ₹11,74,887

Weekly Profit – ₹7,59,941

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,137

The former Millionaire champion Rishab Malik had an eventful week! He almost won the last Sunday Superstack, placing runner-up to Young Gun Anuj Yadav.

Malik also posted third-place finishes in The Weekly HighRoller and the BSS SuperStack, closing the week with ₹11.74 Lakhs in total earnings.

Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹6.03 Lakhs on December 5

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹1.94 Lakhs on December 5

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹1.71 Lakhs on December 10

Rishab Malik - Total Profit Graph
Rishab Malik – Total Profit Graph

 

 

Monthly Online Rankings

1. Punya Behera

Monthly Cashes – ₹22,46,885

Monthly Profit – ₹15,52,802

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 3,877

The weekly topper, Punya Behera, also headlines the December charts. This month, Behera has won four titles already, starting with the Monster Turbo, The Elite, The Mint, and The Weekly HighRoller.

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹5.57 Lakhs on December 3

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.79 Lakhs on December 10

– 1st in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3.30 Lakhs on December 7

Punya Behera - Total Profit Graph
Punya Behera – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Anuj Yadav

Monthly Cashes – ₹19,75,406

Monthly Profit – ₹15,80,965

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 1,785

Young Gun Anuj Yadav seems determined to close out the year strong. He dominated the November MTT`s, adding ₹52.64 Lakhs through the month, and he’s right on track to do well again this month!

Anuj Yadav has already won three events in December. After taking down PokerStars India’s Night on Stars early in the month, he posted a runner-up finish in the Super High Roller. The three-time Millionaire winner added two titles this week, the Sunday Superstack and the WCS #15- The Big Deal.

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s WCS#15 – The Big Deal for ₹8.72 Lakhs on December 9

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹6.18 Lakhs on December 5

– 2nd in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller for ₹2.05 Lakhs on December 3

Anuj Yadav - Total Profit Graph
Anuj Yadav – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Rishab Malik

Monthly Cashes – ₹12,99,986

Monthly Profit – ₹6,30,707

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 1,566

The former The Millionaire champion Rishab Malik takes up the #3 spot on the monthly charts. Malik has four FT finishes to his name this month, including a runner-up finish in the Sunday Superstack.

Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹6.03 Lakhs on December 5

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹1.94 Lakhs on December 5

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹1.71 Lakhs on December 10

Rishab Malik - Total Profit Graph
Rishab Malik – Total Profit Graph

 

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Gaurav Sood

Yearly Cashes – ₹4,20,79,940

Yearly Profit – ₹2,05,88,291

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 56,663

This week, the 25-year-old poker pro Gaurav Sood posted three deep finishes, headlined by a seventh-place finish in WCS #23 – The Elite for ₹1.14 Lakhs. Weekly winnings to the tune of ₹3.54 Lakhs helped Sood maintain his dominion over the annual charts, as he completes 19 consecutive weeks as the #1 ranked player of 2021. Sood towers over everyone else on our tracked database with ₹4.21 Crore in annual earnings.

Even though he dipped slightly in annual profits – he is still the only player sitting with over ₹2 Crores in net profits for the year.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Adda52’s WPT Super Highroller for ₹32.60 Lakhs on August 12

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for ₹14.51 Lakhs on April 18

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS#2 – Kick-off for ₹14.39 Lakhs on March 7

Gaurav Sood - Total Profit Graph
Gaurav Sood – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Manish Lakhotia

Yearly Cashes – ₹4,09,18,591

Yearly Profit – ₹1,09,24,521

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 76,919

The MTT pro from Siliguri, Manish Lakhotia, added ₹5.58 Lakhs this week, growing his annual winnings to ₹4.09 Crores. He continues to be the only other player after Gaurav Sood with over ₹4 Crores in yearly earnings to his name.

Lakhotia FT-ed several flagships this past week, but his most prominent score was the ₹2.22 Lakhs he won for his fifth-place finish in Sunday Superstack. Still ranked #2 on the annual charts, Lakhotia has closed in on Sood somewhat, with ₹11.61 Lakhs separating the duo.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event for ₹17.93 Lakhs on June 13

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #23 – High Roller for ₹17.43 Lakhs on September 16

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT Championship for ₹12.15 Lakhs on January 21

Manish Lakhotia - Total Profit Graph
Manish Lakhotia – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Laksh Pal Singh

Yearly Cashes – ₹3,68,49,688

Yearly Profit – ₹1,74,88,082

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 45,575

These last few weeks have been relatively slow for PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and this week again, he added less than ₹1 Lakh to his tally. Despite all this, Singh doesn’t face any immediate competition as the #3 ranked player of the year.

He sits on ₹3.68 Crores in annual earnings and retains his status as the #2 most profitable MTT player with ₹1.75 Crores in net profits.

Laksh Pal Singh

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #117 – The Crown for ₹53.12 Lakhs on February 1

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #8 – High Roller for ₹17.24 Lakhs on May 6

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for ₹14.47 Lakhs on April 11

Laksh Pal Singh - Total Profit Graph
Laksh Pal Singh – Total Profit Graph

 

PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit Wadhawan (Yearly Cashes – ₹3.40 Crores), Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Yearly Cashes – ₹3.18 Crores), and Ashish Ahuja (Yearly Cashes – ₹3.06 Crores) are the other top-ranked players on the annual leaderboard.

For a complete list of online rankings, check out our ‘Leaderboards’ page. If your name is not on our list, register and enter your screen names to your account to get ranked!

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