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Online Rankings: Manish Lakhotia Ranked #1 on the Yearly Leaderboard For a Second Week, Becomes First Player to Cross ₹2 Crores in Annual Winnings

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  • Namita Ghosh June 5, 2021
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In this feature, we bring you to the top three weekly, monthly, and yearly performers every Saturday. 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 June, signaling that we`re nearing the midway mark for the year, and boy, have we seen some intense competition at the top of the leaderboard standings. If we quickly compare the annual earnings figures from last year where Young Gun Gaurav Sood was the runaway leader with ₹4.51 Crores in yearly winnings, this time we have three players around that run rate, and surprise-surprise Gaurav Sood is one of them!

But before we get to the annual rankings, let’s do a quick roundup of the weekly leaderboard standings. PokerGuru Ambassadors had dominated the weekly charts for three consecutive weeks – each time for winning Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire – before Anirban D Das broke the chain this week. The marketing major from IIM Ahmedabad, Das, won Adda52’s inaugural Adda52 Colossus on Sunday for a jaw-dropping ₹19.66 Lakhs. And to ensure he walked away as the top-ranked player of the week, he championed Spartan Poker`s Friday-night Futuristic to close out the week with ₹26.58 Lakhs in total winnings (₹18.54 Lakhs in profits)!

Rallying behind Das is Spartan Poker`s latest ‘The Millionaire’ champion Deepak Bothra. The cash game pro had decided to take a long sabbatical from poker after his Sunday session, and what do you know?! He ended up shipping the biggest tourney of the weekend, The Millionaire, for a personal-best ₹20.66 Lakhs!

You can’t keep PokerGuru Ambassadors out of the podium, and sure enough, the Adda52 Colossus runner-up finisher Mithun Mahesh takes the #3 spot on the weekly charts with ₹16.55 Lakhs in earnings through the week.

Since this is the first week of June, we’re not dedicating a separate section to the monthly rankings. For the May rankings, check out last week`s report.

The annual leaderboard race has been a fiercely contested three-way battle for the last eight weeks, with Manish Lakhotia, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Young Gun Gaurav Sood all taking turns sitting at the #1 position. The Siliguri-based Lakhotia, who took over the top spot last week, retains his position this week. He had entered the week with a shade over ₹1.94 Crore in annual winnings and won the Mukkamaar on Saturday and placed runner-up in The Pride on Wednesday to become the first player this year to cross the ₹2 Crore marker.

While Lakhotia might be #1 in winnings, his relative position according to net profits is more modest – he ranks #8 in the profits charts. Here’s where PokerGuru Staking`s Laksh Pal Singh steps over and beyond, as he is still the only player with over ₹1 Crore in annual profits! The #1 ranked player of 2020, both in winnings and profits, Young Gun Gaurav Sood keeps his #3 spot in the yearly cashes leaderboard and #2 in the profits charts. This is a race too close to call yet.

The list of 2021 crorepatis has also increased since last week, with 25 players now sitting with over ₹1 Crore in recorded winnings for the year. This list includes an impressive seven PokerGuru Ambassadors, four of them sitting in the top 10 annual standings.

Online Rankings From May 29 – June 5 (Weekly Rankings)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Anirban D Das₹26,58,507₹18,53,863
Deepak Bothra₹20,66,886₹19,39,132
Mithun Mahesh₹16,55,631₹13,15,422

 

Online Rankings From January 1 – June 5 (Yearly Rankings)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Manish Lakhotia₹2,00,70,183₹68,79,386
Laksh Pal Singh₹1,96,79,451₹1,19,55,371
Gaurav Sood₹1,94,36,772₹94,77,162

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Anirban D Das

Weekly Cashes – ₹26,58,507

Weekly Profit – ₹18,53,863

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 4,413

Sundays are usually the busiest for MTT regs, and by the time Anirban D Das got done with his Sunday grind earlier this week, he had already assured himself a place on the top-three of the weekly leaderboard.

The former marketing professional toppled a 166-strong field in the inaugural ₹70 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Colossus to win a personal-best ₹19.66 Lakhs. And with ‘The Millionaire’ champion Deepak Bothra taking off on an extended sabbatical from poker, Das all but locked in the #1 spot after taking down the Futuristic on Friday. He added up a weekly tally of ₹26.58 Lakhs. Not bad, going by the fact that his profits ranged at ₹18.54 Lakhs!

Anirban D Das
Anirban D Das

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Adda52’s Adda52 Colossus ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹19.66 Lakhs on May 30

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.14 Lakhs on May 29

– 4th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.41 Lakhs on June 4

Anirban D Das - Total Profit Graph
Anirban D Das – Total Profit Graph

 

 

2. Deepak Bothra

Weekly Cashes – ₹20,66,886

Weekly Profit – ₹19,39,132

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 545

The cash game pro Deepak Bothra is not a rookie in tournaments and has a WPT India trophy to prove it. However, the IIM alumnus scored his biggest tournament win on Sunday, taking down Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for a career-best ₹19.45 Lakhs. What`s even more astonishing – this was his first title victory of the year!

The multi-entry The Millionaire saw Bothra cashing twice more in the weekend flagship for a cumulative ₹20.29 Lakhs. With ₹20.66 Lakhs in winnings through the week, Bothra sits at #2 on the weekly charts.

Deepak Bothra
Deepak Bothra

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹20.29 Lakhs on May 30

Deepak Bothra - Total Profit Graph
Deepak Bothra – Total Profit Graph

 

 

3. Mithun Mahesh

Weekly Cashes – ₹16,55,631

Weekly Profit – ₹13,15,422

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,220

Last week’s biggest winner PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh, came within striking distance of topping the leaderboard standings for a second consecutive week. He lost the Adda52 Colossus title heads-up to Anirban Dad, netting ₹14.55 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. Mahesh lapped up weekly earnings worth ₹16.56 Lakhs, with ₹13.15 Lakhs in net profits.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 Colossus ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹14.55 Lakhs on May 30

Mithun Mahesh - Total Profit Graph
Mithun Mahesh – Total Profit Graph

 

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Manish Lakhotia

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,00,70,183

Yearly Profits – ₹68,79,386

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 39,566

Manish Lakhotia manages to hold on to his “numero uno” position on the annual leaderboard for a second consecutive week.

The Siliguri-based pro got a fantastic jumpstart since our last update as he won the Mukkamaar last Saturday for ₹1.44 Lakhs. His other report-worthy score was his runner-up finish in PokerBaazi’s The Pride on Wednesday for ₹1.88 Lakhs.

The two-time Millionaire champion is the first one on our tracked database to cross ₹2 Crores in annual winnings, and he crossed that milestone on Thursday.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT Championship ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹12.15 Lakhs on January 21

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Big Deal ₹35 Lakhs GTD for ₹8.66 Lakhs on January 22

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Big Deal ₹30 Lakhs GTD for ₹7.54 Lakhs on March 5

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

 

 

2. Laksh Pal Singh

Yearly Cashes – ₹1,96,79,451

Yearly Profit – ₹1,19,55,371

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 19,092

With the top standings on the annual leaderboard remaining unchanged, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh sits at #2 behind Manish Lakhotia in the yearly leaderboard standings.

Singh had a relatively slow week, with his top finish being a 12th place score worth ₹1.31 Lakhs in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire. Nevertheless, with ₹1.96 Crore in recorded annual winnings, he trails Lakhotia by ₹3.91 Lakhs.

Moreover, Laksh Pal Singh continues to be the most profitable player of the year and the only one with eight figures in annual profits, i.e., ₹1.20 Crores in yearly profits.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #117 – The Crown ₹3.5 Crores GTD for ₹53.12 Lakhs on February 1

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #8 – High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹17.24 Lakhs on May 6

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

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

 

 

3. Gaurav Sood

Yearly Cashes – ₹1,94,36,772

Yearly Profit – ₹94,77,162

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 29,939

Young Gun Gaurav Sood added ₹7.56 Lakhs through the week. He won the weekend special ₹6 Lakhs GTD Blockbuster last Saturday for ₹1.83 Lakhs. With the next closest competitor, i.e., PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja, almost ₹25 Lakhs away, continues to command the #3 spot on the annual leaderboard.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

Top Cashes This Year

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

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS#2 – Kick-off ₹75 Lakhs GTD for ₹14.39 Lakhs on March 7

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #10 – The Elite ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹8.61 Lakhs on May 7

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

 

PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish Ahuja (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.71 Crores), Arjanveer Singh (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.49 Crores), and Goonjan Mall (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.48 Crores) are the other notable scorers of the year.

 

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