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Online Rankings: Vishal Bajaj Dominates the Weekly Charts, Gaurav Sood Completes Second Week at the Top of the Monthly & Yearly Standings

Online Rankings 22-08
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  • Namita Ghosh August 22, 2021
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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!

This weekend feature has turned into a fan column for Gaurav Sood, and rightfully so! The 25-year-old Young Gun has been crushing the online MTTs for over 17 months now, and the former dentist completes his second consecutive week ranked #1 on the yearly and monthly charts today. Gaurav Sood is the winningest player on our database and the only one with over ₹3 Crores in recorded annual winnings. He added ₹5.32 Lakhs this past week (excluding his runner-up finish in the WPT Table for 6 on August 21), improving his annual tally to ₹3.19 Crores.

Sood has strengthened his lead over the #2 ranked Manish Lakhotia by over ₹20 Lakhs. Not just that, he happens to be the most profitable player of the year with ₹1.59 Crores in profits (and counting) – a distinction he held almost all through last year as well. If all of this was not enough to make this poker superstar stand out, the dentist-turned poker pro boasts a whopping ₹9.90 Crores in online earnings, over ₹1 Crore more than anyone else on our tracked database.

The top-order on the annual leaderboard stays the same, with Manish Lakhotia and PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh sitting at the #2 and #3 positions, respectively.

Moving on to the monthly standings, here again, Gaurav Sood topped the charts on the back of his trailblazing run last week. And even though he had a relatively lackluster week, it was enough to keep him in the lead with ₹67.76 Lakhs in recorded winnings, includes ₹49.71 Lakhs in monthly profits. The latest IOPC – The Crown champion.

Vaibhav Temani stays put at #2 on the monthly charts with ₹58.14 Lakhs in winnings. Temani profitable a ginormous 55.79 Lakhs in the IOPC showstopper at the start of the month and tops the monthly profit charts on this account. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj sits at #3 in the monthly standings.

The coaches at PokerGuru Staking call Vishal Bajaj the most promising talent at the stable, and the young pro has been living up to that enviable reputation. August has been nothing short of fantastic for Bajaj, who made early inroads with a runner-up finish in the WPT India Mini Highroller for ₹9.60 Lakhs on August 5. Two weeks later, he got his hands on the elusive WPT trophy after winning the WPT India Highroller for a career-best ₹21.60 Lakhs on August 20. Vishal Bajaj`s WPT India Highroller score makes him the top-ranked player of the week with ₹25.78 Lakhs in recorded winnings. With the more experienced Vishal Bajaj dominating the weekly charts, the new PokerGuru Staking recruit, Deepankur Gupta, sits behind him at #2 on the weekly rankings. Gupta won Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire last Sunday for a career-best ₹17.76 Lakhs, becoming the sixth player from the stable to take down the weekend flagship this year. On Friday, Sumit Sapra became the sixth player to cross the ₹8 Crore mark in annual winnings after his runner-up finish in the WPT India Highroller. The seasoned pro caps off the top three places on the weekly charts!

Online Rankings from August 14 – August 21 (Weekly Rankings)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Vishal Bajaj₹25,77,975₹21,87,827
Deepankur Gupta₹18,19,121₹16,57,379
Sumit Sapra₹16,18,578₹13,59,679

 

Online Rankings from August 1 – August 21 (Monthly Rankings)

PlayerMonthly CashesMonthly Profit
Gaurav Sood₹67,76,474₹49,70,500
Vaibhav Temani₹58,22,376₹55,78,780
Vishal Bajaj₹46,71,422₹28,85,917

 

Online Rankings from January 1 – August 21 (Yearly Rankings)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Gaurav Sood₹3,18,64,541₹1,59,43,245
Manish Lakhotia₹2,98,53,898₹86,10,928
Laksh Pal Singh₹2,89,58,271₹1,54,23,500

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Vishal Bajaj

Weekly Cashes – ₹25,77,975

Weekly Profits – ₹21,87,827

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 721

Friday`s WPT India High Roller champion on Adda52, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj, is unquestionably the weekly topper. Bajaj’s stunning run to victory in the tourney earned him a career-best ₹21.60 Lakhs.

The Millionaire – March champion closed out the week with ₹25.78 Lakhs in cumulative earnings, netting an impressive ₹21.88 Lakhs in profits.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Adda52’s WPT India High Roller ₹80 Lakhs GTD for ₹21.60 Lakhs on August 20

Vishal Bajaj - Total Profit Graph
Vishal Bajaj – Total Profit Graph

 

2. Deepankur Gupta

Weekly Cashes – ₹18,19,121

Weekly Profit – ₹16,57,379

Weekly Leaderboard Points – N/A

PokerGuru Staking’s latest recruit, Deepankur Gupta, made quite the impression on Sunday as he trounced a 1,797-player field in the biggest guaranteed tournament of the day, Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire, to collect ₹17.48. He made multiple ITM finishes in the weekend flagship, netting ₹17.76 Lakhs overall.

The win made Deepankur Gupta the sixth PokerGuru Ambassador to champion The Millionaire this year, earning him the #2 spot on the weekly rankings behind teammate Vishal Bajaj.

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire₹1 Crore GTD For ₹17.76 Lakhs (cumulative) on August 15

Deepankur Gupta - Total Profit Graph
Deepankur Gupta – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Sumit Sapra

Weekly Cashes – ₹16,18,578

Weekly Profit – ₹13,59,679

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 868

On Friday, the seasoned MTT pro Sumit Sapra placed runner-up to Vishal Bajaj in the WPT India High Roller, earning ₹13.60 Lakhs for his efforts. The seven-figure score catapulted Sapra into the elite “8 Crore Club,” making him only the sixth player on our tracked database to achieve the feat.

Sapra lapped up ₹16.19 Lakhs over the week, including ₹13.60 Lakhs in profits, and takes the #3 position in the weekly standings.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Adda52’s WPT India High Roller ₹80 Lakhs GTD for ₹13.60 Lakhs on August 20

Sumit Sapra - Total Profit Graph
Sumit Sapra – Total Profit Graph

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (Weekly Cashes – ₹13.55 Lakhs), Siddhanth Kripalani (Weekly Cashes – ₹12.81 Lakhs), and Nitin Arora (Weekly Cashes – ₹11.71 Lakhs) were the other top weekly scorers.

 

Monthly Online Rankings

1. Gaurav Sood

Monthly Cashes – ₹67,76,474

Monthly Profit – ₹49,70,500

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 4,729

Young Gun Gaurav Sood extends his reign as the #1 ranked player of the month-year for a second consecutive week. He FT-ed The Elite, the Sunday Highroller, and the Sunday Special PKO, collecting over ₹5.32 Lakhs through the week (excluding his runner-up finish in WPT Table for 6 on Saturday).

His August tally boasts a sizable ₹62.45 Lakhs and ₹48.42 Lakhs in net profits.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in Adda52’s WPT India Super High Roller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹32.60 Lakhs on August 12

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT #22 Championship Event ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹12.06 Lakhs on August 4

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.85 Lakhs on August 12

– 6th in the PokerBaazi’s APT #29 Highroller ₹75 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.32 Lakhs on August 6

– 2nd in Adda52’s WPT India Tuesday Feature for ₹3.15 Lakhs on August 3

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

 

2. Vaibhav Temani

Monthly Cashes – ₹58,13,601

Monthly Profit – ₹55,78,780

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 881

Vaibhav Temani made his way into the history books by becoming the latest IOPC – The Crown champion. Temani earned a life-changing ₹58.02 Lakhs in the IOPC showstopper, storming his way to the top of the weekly and monthly charts.

Like Gaurav Sood, Temani has maintained a firm grip on the monthly charts, where he continues to be ranked #2 with ₹58.14 Lakhs in recorded winnings. However, the positions between him and Sood have reversed on the profits charts. Temani now sits at the #1 position with ₹55.79 Lakhs in profits, pushing Sood to the #2 spot.

Vaibhav Teman
Vaibhav Temani

 

Top Cashes This Month

-1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #138 The Crown ₹3.50 Crore GTD for ₹58.02 Lakhs on August 2 (Cumulative)

Vaibhav Temani - Total Profit Graph
Vaibhav Temani – Total Profit Graph

 

3. Vishal Bajaj

Monthly Cashes – ₹38,99,540

Monthly Profit – ₹28,85,917

Monthly Leaderboard Points – 2,742

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj rounds out the top three positions on the monthly charts with ₹39 Lakhs in recorded winnings.

August has been a spectacular month for Bajaj. He came close to taking down the WPT India Mini Highroller on August 5 but lost the title to Young Gun Neel Joshi. Alongside picking the runner-up payday of ₹9.60 Lakhs, Bajaj also placed third in the PokerStars India’s for ₹1.30 Lakhs. He finally landed the WPT trophy on Friday, as he ran past a star-studded 137-entry field in the WPT India Highroller to collect a personal-best ₹21.60 Lakhs.

While also being Bajaj’s career-best score, the WPT India High Roller score made him the 14th player on our tracked database to breach the ₹2 Crore mark in annual winnings. He became the fifth player to cross the ₹1 Crore milestone in yearly profits and is currently ranked #4 in monthly profits.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Top Cashes This Month

– 1st in Adda52’s WPT India High Roller ₹80 Lakhs GTD for ₹21.60 Lakhs on August 20

– 2nd in Adda52’s WPT India Mini Highroller ₹60 Lakhs GTD for ₹9.60 Lakhs on August 5

– 5th in PokerBaazi’s APT #23 Mini Main Event ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.79 Lakhs on August 4

-3rd in PokerStars India’s Highroller ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.30 Lakhs on August 5

Vishal Bajaj - Total Profit Graph
Vishal Bajaj – Total Profit Graph

 

Anant Purohit (Monthly Cashes – ₹42.16 Lakhs), Siddhanth Kripalani (Monthly Cashes – ₹38.79 Lakhs), and Young Gun Arsh Grover (Monthly Cashes – ₹38.55 Lakhs) were the other top-ranked players on the monthly rankings.

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Gaurav Sood

Yearly Cashes – ₹3,18,64,541

Yearly Profit – ₹159,43,245

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 43,632

Not much has changed at the top of the annual leaderboard rankings except that Young Gun Gaurav Sood has extended his lead. With ₹5.32 Lakhs in recorded winnings this week, the online phenom outperformed his closest competitor Manish Lakhotia, pulling over ₹20 Lakhs ahead of him.

The dentist-turned poker pro is still the only player sitting on over ₹3 Crores in annual winnings and the only one on our tracked database with over ₹9 Crores in online earnings. He also happens to be the most profitable player of the year currently!

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Year

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

– 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

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT #22 Championship Event ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹12.06 Lakhs on August 4

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

 

2. Manish Lakhotia

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,98,53,898

Yearly Profit – ₹86,10,928

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 58,155

The last few weeks have been slow for the erstwhile annual leaderboard topper, Manish Lakhotia, and he couldn`t get much going this week either. The Siliguri-based pro could only muster ₹1.90 Lakhs in recorded earnings this week. Nevertheless, with ₹2.99 Crore in annual earnings, Lakhotia will likely become the second player to cross the ₹3 Crore mark.

Lakhotia ranks seventh in annual profits (₹86.11 Lakhs).

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 (6-Max) Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹10.74 Lakhs on June 17

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

 

3. Laksh Pal Singh

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,76,03,432

Yearly Profit – ₹1,45,62,638

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 34,281

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh grabbed eyeballs on Tuesday when he took down the ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD WPT Tuesday Feature for ₹5.40 Lakhs and his first WPT trophy. Singh also placed runner-up in The Endeavour for ₹2.25 Lakhs the same day, earning a collective ₹7.65 Lakhs.

Not done yet, the Gurgaon-based pro finished sixth in the WPT India High Roller on Friday for ₹4 Lakhs, in all, adding ₹13.52 Lakhs to his tally.

Sitting with ₹2.76 Crores in annual earnings and ₹1.46 Crores in profits, he is still ranked #2 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

 

Kunal Patni (Yearly Cashes – ₹2.44 Crore), Young Gun Arsh Grover (Yearly Cashes – ₹2.40 Crore), and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Yearly Cashes – ₹2.23 Crore) 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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