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Online Rankings: Shashank Shekhar & Ashish Ahuja Headline the Weekly/ Monthly Charts, Anuj Yadav Sets New Record For Longest-Running POY Topper

Online Rankings: Shashank Shekhar & Ashish Ahuja Headline the Weekly/ Monthly Charts, Anuj Yadav Sets New Record For Longest-Running POY Topper
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  • Namita Ghosh October 30, 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 hurry up and register if you haven’t signed up on PokerGuru yet!

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The writing was on the wall for several weeks now, and the story played out just as expected, with Young Gun Anuj Yadav (annual winnings – ₹3.54 Crores) officially setting a new benchmark for anyone looking to make it big in poker. Ten months into 2022, the online phenom has dominated the annual leaderboard for an unprecedented 35 weeks straight, overshadowing Gaurav Sood`s tall 34-week record from 2020.

Yadav is enjoying a safe reign as the annual leaderboard topper, but the underway ₹7 Crores GTD G.O.A.T. – India’s biggest online poker tournament – can potentially turn things around drastically.

Even though Yadav’s weekly earnings were less than average, the #2 ranked Sahil Chutani (annual winnings – ₹3.33 Crores) went completely MIA shortly after the cheating allegations were leveled at him. While Chutani does not have a single reported score on any of the top platforms we track throughout October, he played the EPT London Main Event, finishing 44th for £12,900 Sahil Chutani (annual profits – ₹2.31 Crores), like Yadav, has no immediate competition on the yearly profits leaderboard.

The #3 ranked player of the year, Arjanveer Singh Chadha (annual winnings – ₹3.24 Crores), fared the best of the trio, reeling in ₹7.83 Lakhs. With Chutani bowing out of the POY race, Chadha has an almost lock on the #2 spot if he keeps up the grind.

The fourth-ranked player on the annual rankings, Ashish Ahuja (monthly winnings – ₹52.79 Lakhs), climbed three spots in the October rankings this week, displacing Young Gun Aayush Arya from the top. Ahuja raked in over ₹12.28 Lakhs, most prominently shipping Adda52 Millions last Sunday.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood (monthly winnings – ₹52.22 Lakhs) and Gopal Bajaj (monthly winnings – ₹49.27 Lakhs) are close behind Ahuja in the October standings. No one can rule out the possibility of a churn in the top order over the massive weekend ahead.

Shashank Shekhar (weekly winnings – ₹21.41 Lakhs) rules the weekly charts. The BITS Pilani passout finished runner-up in Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack and fired up podium finishes in two FTS flagships on Friday, putting up an impressive ₹11.25 Lakhs in weekly earnings.

The FTS #10 Friday Big champion, Gaurav Sood (weekly winnings – ₹20.28 Lakhs), and the FTS #5 Thursday Big runner-up finisher, Young Gun Neel Joshi (weekly winnings – ₹13.85 Lakhs) were the week`s other top scorers.

 

Weekly Online Rankings (October 23 – 29)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Shashank Shekhar₹21,40,632₹18,06,782
Gaurav Sood₹20,27,858₹15,35,372
Neel Joshi₹13,85,127₹9,94,075

 

Monthly Online Rankings (October 1 – 29)

PlayerMonthly CashesMonthly Profit
Ashish Ahuja₹52,78,847₹27,74,797
Gaurav Sood₹52,21,988₹31,91,886
Gopal Bajaj₹49,27,408₹37,82,021

 

Yearly Online Rankings (January 1 – October 30)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Anuj Yadav₹3,53,67,474₹1,66,96,412
Sahil Chutani₹3,32,55,853₹2,30,19,590
Arjanveer Singh Chadha₹3,24,81,875₹96,61,522

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Shashank Shekhar

Weekly Cashes – ₹21,40,632

Weekly Profit – ₹18,06,782

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,621

Shashank Shekhar was the week`s top scorer and found himself in elite company on the weekly charts. The Kolkata-born former student of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, has several standout scores to his credit in October, but this week, Shekhar was simply on a roll. He started by posting a runner-up finish in the Sunday Superstack and went on overdrive on Friday, where he made the podium in two headline tournaments, collecting ₹11.25 Lakhs.

Shekhar’s weekly scorecard reads ₹21.41 Lakhs, and he`s within striking distance of hitting ₹1 Crore in annual winnings.

Shashank Shekhar
Shashank Shekhar

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #10 Friday Big (6-Max) for ₹7.04 Lakhs on

October 28

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹4.28 Lakhs on October 23

– 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #8 Friday Special for ₹3.95 Lakhs on October 28

 

2. Gaurav Sood

Weekly Cashes – ₹20,27,858

Weekly Profit – ₹15,35,372

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,251

Young Gun Gaurav Sood might have a slim chance at defending his two-time POY title this year, but that`s not enough to keep him away from the headlines. The winningest player on our tracked database thrashed out a blistering run this week, netting ₹20.28 Lakhs.

Sood notched up runner-up finishes in two flagship tournaments before taking down the FTS #10 Friday Big for ₹10.22 Lakhs. The weekend rush has pushed Sood to #2 in the October rankings with ₹52.22 Lakhs to his name.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #10 Friday Big (6-Max) for ₹10.22 Lakhs on October 28

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #8 Friday Special for ₹5.27 Lakhs on October 28

– 2nd in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹1.77 Lakhs on October 27

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

 

3. Neel Joshi

Weekly Cashes – ₹13,85,127

Weekly Profit – ₹9,94,075

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,094

A title and two podium scores helped Young Gun Neel Joshi accumulate ₹13.85 Lakhs throughout the week. Joshi’s standout score was the ₹7.59 Lakhs he won for his runner-up finish in the FTS #5 Thursday Big.

Neel Joshi
Neel Joshi

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #5 Thursday Big for ₹7.59 Lakhs on October 27

– 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹2.94 Lakhs on October 23

– 1st in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.28 Lakhs on October 27

Neel Joshi - Total Profit Graph
Neel Joshi – Total Profit Graph

 

Young Gun Kanchan Sharma (Weekly Cashes – ₹13.85 Lakhs), Ayush Garg (Weekly Cashes – ₹12.97 Lakhs), and Ashish Ahuja (Weekly Cashes – ₹12.28 Lakhs) were the other top scorers of the week.

 

Monthly Online Rankings

1. Ashish Ahuja

Monthly Cashes – ₹52,78,847

Monthly Profit – ₹27,74,797

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 5,334

Lawyer-turned-MTT-pro Ashish Ahuja added an impressive ₹12.28 Lakhs (including a DPT package worth ₹1.76 Lakhs DPT) to his tally, putting him in charge of the October leaderboard.

For that matter, Ahuja had set upon October in style by shipping PokerBaazi`s The MoneyMaker for ₹14.59 Lakhs, which got him the #1 position in the Week #1 rankings.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s The MoneyMaker for ₹14.59 Lakhs on October 1

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹8.61 Lakhs on October 2

– 1st in Adda52 Millions for ₹5.56 Lakhs on October 23

Ashish Ahuja - Total Profit Graph
Ashish Ahuja – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Gaurav Sood

Monthly Cashes – ₹52,21,988

Monthly Profit – ₹31,91,886

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 5,003

Young Gun Gaurav Sood was back in his element on Friday, where he almost took down two FTS flagships, making away with a whopping ₹15.53 Lakhs for a single day’s work. Sood’s weekly performance helped him take up the #2 position in the October leaderboard, where he rallies closely behind Ashish Ahuja with ₹51.22 Lakhs in monthly winnings.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #10 Friday Big (6-Max) for ₹10.22 Lakhs on October 28

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday HighRoller (6-Max) for ₹10.15 Lakhs on October 2

– 1st in PokerStars India’s Diwali Rush-05 [Super Highroller, 8-Max] for ₹5.46 Lakhs on October 20

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

 

3. Gopal Bajaj

Monthly Cashes – ₹49,27,408

Monthly Profit – ₹37,82,021

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 4,775

The DCS #65 High Main Event runner-up finisher Gopal Bajaj keeps himself in the top three by netting almost ₹8.56 Lakhs this week.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s DCS #65 High – Main Event for ₹19.76 Lakhs on October 16

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹4.22 Lakhs on October 20

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Destiny for ₹2.91 Lakhs on October 19

Gopal Bajaj - Total Profit Graph
Gopal Bajaj – Total Profit Graph

 

Aditya Singh (Monthly Cashes – ₹46.63 Lakhs), Young Gun Aayush Arya (Monthly Cashes – ₹43.21 Lakhs), and Tanmay Benara (Monthly Cashes – ₹42.33 Lakhs) are the other top scorers of October.

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Anuj Yadav

Yearly Cashes – ₹3,53,67,474

Yearly Profit – ₹1,66,96,412

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 43,824

Young Gun Anuj Yadav is now the longest-running POY topper, having completed 35 magnificent weeks as the year`s top-ranked player of the year. Yadav pulled out of our tracking earlier in the month, and we had to add his scores manually. Hence, admitting the figures are conservative, his reported winnings stand at a modest four figures.

However, factoring in his current lead and Chutani`s absence, someone in the top 35 of our annual rankings would have to bink the GOAT to displace him from the top of the POY rankings.

However, factoring in his current lead and Chutani`s absence, someone in the top 35 of our annual rankings would have to bink the G.O.A.T. to displace him from the top of the POY rankings.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 – Blaze for ₹19.26 Lakhs on June 5

– 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

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

 

2. Sahil Chutani

Yearly Cashes – ₹3,32,55,853

Yearly Profit – ₹2,30,19,590

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 26,264

The poker pro in London, Sahil Chutani, has gone missing from the online platforms for over two weeks. However, he recently made a strong finish in the EPT London Main Event.

Like Yadav, Chutani`s success early in the year has locked him at #2 in the annual rankings and made him the year`s most profitable player.

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 #79 – Legends (6-Max) for ₹38.36 Lakhs on June 12

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller (6-Max) for ₹23.20 Lakhs on January 11

Sahil Chutani - Total Profit Graph
Sahil Chutani – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Arjanveer Singh Chadha

Yearly Cashes – ₹3,24,81,875

Yearly Profit – ₹96,61,522

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 60,890

Birthday boy Arjanveer Singh Chadha has been on a war path all year, and he`s showing no signs of letting up his efforts near the finish line. Chadha added ₹7.83 Lakhs to his tally this week, closing in on the very achievable #2 spot in the annual rankings.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Adda52’s Big Game for ₹13.97 Lakhs on August 28

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹7.72 Lakhs on August 21

– 2nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#13 Weekly HighRoller for ₹7.81 Lakhs on August 5

Arjanveer Singh Chadha - Total Profit Graph
Arjanveer Singh Chadha – Total Profit Graph

 

Ashish Ahuja (Yearly Cashes – ₹3.13 Crores), Young Gun Arsh Grover (Yearly Cashes -₹3.03 Crores), and Young Gun Aayush Arya (Yearly Cashes – ₹2.89 Crores) maintained rank as the #4, #5 and #6 ranked players of 2022, respectively.

 

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