Poker Ranking Update: Abhinav Iyer Continues To Lead GPI India Rankings

India’s solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer who took the lead back in July this year continues to sit atop the GPI India rankings list. Currently holding 1,844.94 points, Iyer has been in tremendous form this year. The young talent started the year on a strong note by winning APT Vietnam Main Event for $98,055 and then went on to make several deep runs across other prestigious events.

Iyer did exceptionally well at this year’s WSOP by notching-up as many as 7 cashes for a cumulative $585,548. He rose to stardom when he won The Closer event at this year’s WSOP to claim the first solo gold bracelet for India and earn a whopping $ 565,346, his biggest live score that earned him enough points to move him into the top spot in the GPI India rankings. Post his WSOP performances, he continued his good form and made it to the final table in three major live tournaments. His last recorded live score was in the WPT India 2019 High Roller where he finished 12th for INR 3,04,680.

Chasing Iyer is once again two-time bracelet winner Nipun Java with 1,841.91 points. Java who lost his lead to Iyer in July has been successful in maintaining his second position in GPI India rankings. Like all serious Indian grinders, Java has been very active on the felts and has scored several deep runs. He registered as many as 5 cashes at this year’s WSOP, with his best score coming from the Main Event where he finished 51st for $11,460. Post WSOP, he continued his good form and made several deep runs. His last recorded live cash was in the Deep Stack at The Commerce Hold’em Series in Los Angeles where he finished 15th for $ 4,570 to take his live earnings to $2,604,037.

Just 225 points behind Java is Ankit Ahuja who holds 1,616.20 points to maintain his third spot in GPI India rankings. He has been just outstanding this year, putting big results and taking down two titles. In April, he shipped a tournament at The Norwegian Championships 2019 in Dublin and then followed up that with a win in the MonsterStack at DeepStack Championship Poker Series, Las Vegas (June). Ahuja has been putting in volume and it is paying off. He has been an impressive casher at the casinos in Las Vegas, Dublin, Barcelona and Monte Carlo. His last recorded score was a 16th place finish for € 3,678 in the 2019 WSOPE PLO/NLH Mix event and it took his live earnings to $599,385.

Ranked 4th last month, WSOP Bracelet winner Aditya Sushant keep his 4th rank with 1,577.90 points. Sushant has been a prolific casher this year and has scored plenty of big results, including two titles. First, on February 13, he won the Weekly Wednesday at The Star Casino Recurring Tournaments in Sydney and banked A$ 11,423 for his win. Then 5 months later, he topped the field in $600 NLH Survivor at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, Las Vegas to win $ 5,200.

GPI India rankings from 5th to 9th spots for the month of November remain unchanged. Sulabh Choudhury (5th) who picked up three cashes at this year’s WSOP and Kartik Ved (6th) who registered seven cashes at the same series continue to keep their 5th and 6th positions respectively.

WPT India 2019 High Roller champion Yasheel Doddanavar (7th), WSOP 2019 Double Stack FT Finisher Kalyan Chakravarthy (8th),2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval Mudgal (9th) and Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni (10th) round out Top 10. Holding 1,207.47 points, Patni has replaced Raghav Bansal who was ranked 10th last month. Patni scored two cashes last month, which earned him enough points to move to the 10th place in the GPI India TOP 10 this month.

Current GPI India Top 10 Players

#1 Abhinav Iyer 1,844.94 pts
#2 Nipun Java 1,841.91 pts
#3 Ankit Ahuja 1,616.20 pts
#4 Aditya Sushant 1,577.90 pts
#5 Sulabh Choudhury 1,389.83 pts
#6 Kartik Ved 1,307.20 pts
#7 Yasheel Doddanavar 1,301.96 pts
#8 Kalyan Chakravarthy Cheekuri 1,253.00 pts
#9 Dhaval Mudgal 1,236.56 pts
#10 Kunal Patni 1,207.47 pts

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