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Online Rankings: Manish Lakhotia Trailblazing Week Pushes Him to the #1 Position on the Weekly & Annual Leaderboard Standings

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  • Namita Ghosh June 20, 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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The three-way tussle between Manish Lakhotia, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Young Gun Gaurav Sood at the top of the annual leaderboard is like a weekly viewing of ‘Jeopardy!’ – we wait with bated breath to see which of the trio will walk away with the grand prize, or in this case, capture the #1 rank, each week.

Well, with a weekly performance that saw Manish Lakhotia raking in an impressive ₹36.86 Lakhs, it comes as no surprise that not only has the Siliguri-based pro topped the weekly rankings but has also snatched the #1 rank from Laksh Pal Singh on the 2021 leaderboard standings.

Speaking of Laksh Pal Singh, the PokerGuru Staking team member might have lost the #1 position on the annual rankings to Manish Lakhotia this week after registering a relatively modest ₹6.32 Lakhs in weekly cashes. However, he continues to headline the yearly profits charts and is still the only pro sitting with over ₹1 Crore (₹1.28 Crores) in annual profits.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood fared almost similar to Laksh Pal Singh. With ₹5.71 Lakhs in weekly winnings, he has held on to the #3 position on the annual leaderboard. And also retains the #2 position on the yearly profits charts with ₹96.76 Lakhs in net profits.

Even though Manish Lakhotia has pulled up almost ₹25 Lakhs ahead of the others on the annual charts, with the inaugural National Poker Series currently underway, if Laksh Pal Singh or Gaurav Sood manage to win medals, we could easily see a change in the top order next week.

Coming back to the weekly rankings, as we mentioned earlier, Manish Lakhotia`s fantastic performance all through the week landed him at the #1 position on both the weekly and annual charts. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan raked in over ₹30 Lakhs in just two days (Thursday and Friday) to sit behind Lakhotia on the weekly charts. He took down the NPS#30 DeepStack Championship on Thursday and almost won a second NPS Gold Medal in the NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller on Friday, netting ₹32.60 Lakhs in total earnings through the week.

Sunday`s DOPT Main Event champion Gagandeep Singh rounds out the top three on the weekly leaderboard standings.

NOTE: Because of a technical glitch in our tracking system, we will not be updating the monthly rankings this week.

Online Rankings From June 13 – 19 (Weekly Rankings)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Manish Lakhotia₹36,86,411₹20,27,504
Ankit Wadhawan₹32,60,736₹12,14,453
Gagandeep Singh₹25,44,058₹23,35,296

 

Online Rankings From January 1 – June 19 (Yearly Rankings)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Manish Lakhotia₹2,42,67,732₹84,50,859
Laksh Pal Singh₹2,17,21,890₹1,28,20,123
Gaurav Sood₹2,08,07,509₹96,76,682

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Manish Lakhotia

Weekly Cashes – ₹36,86,411

Weekly Profit – ₹20,27,504

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,365

Manish Lakhotia became the first player on our tracked database to cross ₹2 Crores in annual winnings earlier this month. While it’s been fiercely contested between him and Laksh Pal Singh for the #1 position on the yearly standings over the past few months, Lakhotia pulled almost ₹25 Lakhs ahead of Singh this week.

The Siliguri-based pro was in phenomenal form this week as he raked in a whopping ₹36.86 Lakhs, primarily on the back of his runner-up finish in the DOPT Main Event on Sunday and a third-place score in the NPS Super Highroller on Friday.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹17.93 Lakhs on June 13

– 3rd in the NPS #36 Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹10.74 Lakhs

– 5th in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-123 [Main Event] ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹4.76 Lakhs on June 14

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday ₹23 lakhs GTD for ₹3.13 Lakhs on June 17

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

 

 

2. Ankit Wadhawan

Weekly Cashes – ₹32,60,736

Weekly Profit – ₹12,14,453

Weekly Leaderboard Points –N/A

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan topped the charts two days in a row, i.e., on Thursday and Friday. The Chandigarh-based MTT pro bagged his first NPS Gold medal in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD NPS#30 DeepStack Championship on Thursday for ₹10.66 Lakhs, and with a runner-up finish in the Trending Thursday the same day, he added ₹13.79 Lakhs to his kitty.

The PokerGuru Staking player came strikingly close to bagging a second NPS Gold Medal the following day as he placed runner-up in the NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller for a career-best ₹16.71 Lakhs. With a week’s bounty of ₹33.61 Lakhs, Wadhawan sits at #2 on the weekly charts.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#36 NPS (6-MAX) Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹16.71 Lakhs on June 18

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#30 (7 MAX) DeepStack Championship ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹10.66 Lakhs on June 17

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday ₹23 lakhs GTD for ₹3.13 Lakhs on June 17

Ankit Wadhawan - Total Profit Graph
Ankit Wadhawan – Total Profit Graph

 

 

3. Gagandeep Singh

Weekly Cashes – ₹25,44,058

Weekly Profit – ₹23,35,296

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 393

The PLO cash game reg, Gagandeep Singh, has only recently got back to playing MTTs, and he had a blockbuster Sunday. The two-time DPT title winner outran a massive 1,507-entry field in the ₹1.50 Crore GTD DOPT Main Event to collect a personal-best ₹24.70 Lakhs, making him one of the weekly toppers. He cashed ₹25.44 Lakhs this week, with ₹23.35 Lakhs in net profits.

Gagandeep Singh
Gagandeep Singh

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹24.70 Lakhs on June 13

Gagandeep Singh - Total Profit Graph
Gagandeep Singh – Total Profit Graph

 

NPS Super Highroller champion Satyam Prakash (Weekly Cashes – ₹24.31 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh Grover (Weekly Cashes – ₹23.22 Lakhs), and Vinayak Bajaj (Weekly Cashes – ₹19.76 Lakhs) were the other top weekly scorers.

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Manish Lakhotia

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,42,67,732

Yearly Profit – ₹84,50,859

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 43,166

The competition over the #1 position on the annual leaderboard has been neck-to-neck for several months now, but Manish Lakhotia changed that trend somewhat this week. He had first featured in our ‘Online Rankings’ report in the second week of March, where he ranked third – PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh sat at #1 – and has made the weekly report every time since then. Lakhotia was the top-ranked player of the year twice in April, and more recently, the final week of May – a dominion he continued for an entire fortnight before being trumped (yet again) by Laksh Pal Singh.

Well, the Siliguri-based player reclaimed the bragging rights this week, and with aplomb. The two-time Millionaire champion topped the weekly charts with a jaw-dropping ₹36.86 Lakhs in total winnings that featured top finishes in the biggest events, namely, the DOPT Main Event and the NPS Super Highroller to pull ₹28.46 Lakhs ahead of Laksh Pal Singh.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹17.93 Lakhs on June 13

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

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹10.74 Lakhs on June 17

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

 

 

2. Laksh Pal Singh

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,17,21,890

Yearly Profit – ₹1,28,20,123

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 22,351

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh had a relatively uneventful week (for his standards) with ₹6.32 Lakhs in weekly winnings and slips down to #2 on the annual charts. Despite the fall, he continues to be told the bastion of being the most profitable player of 2021 and the only one with over ₹1 Crore in annual 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 – ₹2,08,07,509

Yearly Profit – ₹96,76,682

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 33,007

Like Laksh Pal Singh, Young Gun Gaurav Sood also had an average week with ₹5.71 Lakhs in cumulative earnings, headlined by his winning run in Spartan Poker`s The Race on Tuesday. That said, Sood is still a significant distance ahead of his next closest competitor, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja.

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

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.87 Crore), Goonjan Mall (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.62 Crore), and Young Gun Arsh Grover (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.61 Crore) are the other notable scorers of the year.

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

 

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