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Online Rankings: Arsh Grover Topped the March Leaderboard, Anuj Yadav Completes 5 Weeks as the #1 Ranked MTT Player of the Year

Arsh Grover, Anuj Yadav
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  • Namita Ghosh April 3, 2022
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In this feature, we bring you to the top three weekly, monthly, and yearly performers every Sunday. These rankings are based on cumulative winnings (cashes). However, the rankings only include players registered to our online ranking system, so if you haven’t signed up on PokerGuru yet, hurry up and register!

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We’ve entered April, and it’s hard to believe how fast the three months have gone by! Online poker continues to boom, but it took a back seat recently for the Baazi Poker Tour, the first live MTT scene to be held in Goa after an almost two-year gap.

If you have been following our website and social media channels, you would know that the just-concluded Baazi Poker Tour was a massive hit, and the Main Event set a new attendance record with 900 entries! All the big guns could be seen in the thick of the action, excluding Manish Lakhotia and Amit Gehani the other eight players on the top-10 of the annual ranking were in attendance.

The #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj Yadav, had our undivided attention in Goa, and he gave us something to write. The 26-year-old poker pro had a muted series, but it all came together for him last Sunday, where shortly after making Day 2 of the BPT Main Event, Yadav jumped into the Sunday flagships back at his hotel. He FT-ed the two biggest tournaments running and cashed for ₹7.71 Lakhs across four ITM finishes. He pocketed over ₹10 Lakhs as the week whizzed by, becoming the first player to cross ₹1.50 Crores annually. He has cemented his stronghold as the winningest player of the year for a fifth consecutive week and also holds steady as the most profitable player of the year with ₹91.68 Lakhs in annual profits.

Young Guns Arsh Grover and Sahil Chutani retained their positions as the second and the third-ranked players of the year, despite posting relatively modest scores.

The two-time POY, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, finally got the monkey off his back as he won his first live title in the BPT series-opener ₹15K Kickoff last week. However, he has work to do if he intends to take the POY title for the third time. Sood is currently ranked 13th on the annual leaderboard and will most likely be taking time off for his wedding three weeks away. That said, Sood is still one of the toughest players in the business and displayed his characteristic form on Friday, banking 6.13 Lakhs to become the first player to enter the “₹12 Crore Club.”

Since we skipped our Online Rankings report last week, we bring you the March standings this week. Arsh Grover, the MTT specialist, had the most profitable grind in March, recording over ₹84.77 Lakhs in total winnings and an equally impressive ₹57.70 Lakhs in net profits. Most of that can be attributed to the FTS – Main Event he won for a whopping ₹40.24 Lakhs – and the score was enough to make him the March leaderboard topper. The NPS Main Event champion Chirag Sodha and FTS – Main Event runner-up finisher Mohammad Azhar round out the top three names on the March leaderboard standings.

PokerBaazi’s #BaaziBillion The MoneyMaker was the showstopper last Sunday, and the eventual champion Umesh Paswan bagged a leaderboard-topping ₹17.50 Lakhs. The MoneyMaker runner-up finisher Aditya Pratap Singh and the in-form Aditya Sushant took the #2 and #3 spots in the weekly rankings.

Weekly Online Rankings (March 27 – April 2)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Umesh Paswan₹17,68,198₹17,39,103
Aditya Pratap Singh₹12,30,089₹11,19,106
Aditya Sushant₹11,46,929₹11,22,729

 

Monthly Online Rankings (March 1 – 31)

PlayerMonthly CashesMonthly Profit
Arsh Grover₹84,77,357₹57,69,991
Chirag Sodha₹65,68,946₹50,71,129
Mohammad Azhar₹58,79,650₹24,49,668

 

Yearly Online Rankings (January 1 – March 31)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Anuj Yadav₹1,52,56,720₹91,68,077
Arsh Grover₹1,38,81,028₹73,78,687
Sahil Chutani₹1,14,95,080₹80,26,066

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Umesh Paswan

Weekly Cashes – ₹17,68,198

Weekly Profit – ₹17,39,103

Weekly Leaderboard Points – N/A

It’s refreshing to see upcoming players giving the top pros a tough fight! And grabbing the #1 spot on the weekly charts is one such player Umesh Paswan.

Last Sunday, the little-known Paswan championed the ₹1 Crore GTD #BaaziBillion The MoneyMaker for a career-best ₹17.50 Lakhs. By doing so, Paswan became the 14th The MoneyMaker champion, boosting his recorded winnings on PokerBaazi to ₹19.64 Lakhs.

Umesh Paswan
Umesh Paswan

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s #BB1 The MoneyMaker for ₹17.50 Lakhs on March 28

 

2. Aditya Pratap Singh

Weekly Cashes – ₹12,30,089

Weekly Profit – ₹11,19,106

Weekly Leaderboard Points – N/A

The #BaaziBillions The MoneyMaker was the biggest guaranteed tournament of the week. The event runner-up, Aditya Pratap Singh, was the other player banking a seven-figure payday on Sunday, earning himself the #2 spot on the weekly charts.

Aditya Pratap Singh
Aditya Pratap Singh

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in PokerBaazi’s #BB1 The MoneyMaker for ₹12.26 Lakhs on March 28

Aditya Pratap Singh - Total Profit Graph
Aditya Pratap Singh – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Aditya Sushant

Weekly Cashes – ₹11,46,929

Weekly Profit – ₹11,22,729

Weekly Leaderboard Points – N/A

India’s first WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant recently made an epic comeback to the MTT scene, and he’s had one helluva week. His hot run started with his runner-up finish in the BPT ₹35K Main Event for ₹45.23 Lakhs, and he carried that form to the virtual felts – collecting ₹11.47 Lakhs across a two-day rush.

Aditya Sushant
Aditya Sushant

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹6.12 Lakhs on April 2

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹4.04 Lakhs on April 3

– 3rd in PokerStars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹1.30 Lakhs on April 3

Aditya Sushant - Total Profit Graph
Aditya Sushant – Total Profit Graph

 

Myron Pereira (Weekly Cashes – ₹11.19 Lakhs), Parth Budhraja (Weekly Cashes – ₹10.95 Lakhs), and Young Gun Anuj Yadav (Weekly Cashes – ₹10.37 Lakhs) were the week`s other top scorers.

 

Monthly Online Rankings

1. Arsh Grover

Monthly Cashes – ₹84,77,357

Monthly Profit – ₹57,69,991

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 8,571

Arsh Grover waltzed his way to the top of the March leaderboard in Week 3 after taking down the FTS – Main Event for a career-best ₹40.24 Lakhs. By then, Grover had filled in ₹75.41 Lakhs into his March tally.

The Goa trip for the BPT coupled with birthday celebrations resulted in Grover managing only singular cash this past week. However, his spectacular show earlier saw him taking down the March leaderboard.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

Top Scores This Month

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #41 – Main Event (6-Max) for ₹40.24 Lakhs on March 13

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #24 – Big Game for ₹10.75 Lakhs on March 9

– 6th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6-Max) for ₹1.72 Lakhs on March 18

Arsh Grover - Total Profit Graph
Arsh Grover – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Chirag Sodha

Monthly Cashes – ₹65,68,946

Monthly Profit – ₹50,71,129

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 7,061

Chirag Sodha was one of the stars at the BPT. He had entered the NPS #83 Main Event final table in the chip lead, and he went wire-to-wire to win the prestigious title for a career-best ₹44.84 Lakhs. He chopped the Main Event title heads-up with Ritesh Kumar.

Sodha closed out March as the #2 ranked player and simultaneously cracked the top-20 in the annual rankings. He is currently ranked 18th with ₹85.43 Lakhs in yearly winnings.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

Top Scores This Month

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#83 Main Event for ₹50.05 Lakhs on March 24

– 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹2.24 Lakhs on March 17

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist for ₹1.56 Lakhs on March 20

Chirag Sodha - Total Profit Graph
Chirag Sodha – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Mohammad Azhar

Monthly Cashes – ₹58,79,650

Monthly Profit – ₹24,49,668

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 9,811

Mohammad Azhar is fast emerging as one of the most competitive players in online MTTs. He had a slow week due to his busy schedule at the BPT in Goa. Still, the FTS – Main Event runner-up finisher ranked #3 on the March leaderboard. He has rallied up to the #4 spot in the annual rankings with a commendable ₹1.11 Crores in annual earnings.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

Top Scores This Month

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #41 – Main Event (6-Max) for ₹24.84 Lakhs on March 13

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS#29 for ₹5.36 Lakhs on March 10

– 1st in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3.47 Lakhs on March 29

Young Gun Anuj Yadav (Monthly Cashes – ₹58.77 Lakhs), Ankit Bajaj (Monthly Cashes – ₹50.75 Lakhs), and Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra (Monthly Cashes – ₹43.66 Lakhs) were the other top-ranked players of March.

Mohammad Azhar - Total Profit Graph
Mohammad Azhar – Total Profit Graph

 

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Anuj Yadav

Yearly Cashes – ₹1,52,56,720

Yearly Profit – ₹91,68,077

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 19,435

Young Gun Anuj Yadav has completed his fifth consecutive week at the top of the annual rankings. The first player to cross the ₹1 Crore mark in the annual winnings, Yadav rode past the ₹1.50 Crores milestone last Sunday when he FT-ed two flagship tournaments shortly after qualifying for Day 2 of the BPT Main Event in Goa.

The three-time The Millionaire winning Yadav raked in over ₹10 Lakhs this week, further extending his lead on the annual charts.

His top scores this week:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s The Prestige for ₹4 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BB1 MoneyMaker for ₹2.93 Lakhs

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹1.69 Lakhs

> 9th in Adda52 Millions for ₹50,000

Currently, Yadav sits on almost ₹1.53 Crores in tracked annual winnings and enjoys a ₹14+ Lakhs lead over his closest rival, Arsh Grover.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller (6-Max) for ₹12.30 Lakhs on January 27

– 6th in Spartan Poker’s FTS#41 – Main Event for ₹9.99 Lakhs on March 13

– 5th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Game Changer for ₹9.18 Lakhs on January 9

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

 

2. Arsh Grover

Yearly Cashes – ₹1,38,81,028

Yearly Profit – ₹73,78,687

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 19,053

Young Gun Arsh Grover took time off from the online grind for the Baazi Poker Tour and clocked in only one score this past week – a 44th place finish in the BB#1 MoneyMaker worth ₹46,000. Nevertheless, the March leaderboard topper`s FTS – Main Event victory has kept in the reckoning for the POY title in second place.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #41 – Main Event (6-Max) for ₹40.24 Lakhs on March 13

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #24 – Big Game for ₹10.75 Lakhs on March 9

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#16 – Saturday Prime for ₹4.81 Lakhs on January 22

Arsh Grover - Total Profit Graph
Arsh Grover – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Sahil Chutani

Yearly Cashes – ₹1,14,95,080

Yearly Profit – ₹80,26,066

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 8,426

Like Arsh Grover, Young Gun Sahil Chutani was practically missing from action on the virtual felts this week. Not that we’re complaining. Chutani was one of the top players to watch out for at the recently concluded 2022 BPT and bagged a career-best (live) ₹25.22 Lakhs in the BPT Highroller.

As for his online scorecard, Chutani added less than ₹3 Lakhs this week. Even though he retains the #3 rank on the annual leaderboards, Chutani might need to get going at the just-started Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire Series to wade off competition from Mohammad Azhar and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #69 – Legends (6-Max) for ₹44.06 Lakhs on January 30

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller (6-Max) for ₹23.20 Lakhs on January 27

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #28 – Monster Stack for ₹10.67 Lakhs on March 10