Adda52 kicked off 2021 with a massive bang by launching its most-massive leaderboard race ever, the Adda52 Champions Leaderboard (ACL). Launched in January 2021, the year-long leaderboard that featured an unheard of 2 Crore GTD prizes ran for the whole of last year. Finally, the time has come to crown the ultimate champion of this year-long leaderboard race. Nine players who have done amazingly well on Adda52.com will be playing the grand ACL Finale happening tomorrow (20th February) at the Deltin Royale in Goa to battle it out for the first-ever ‘ACL Player of the Year title’. One of these players will walk away with the ACL POY title. In addition to the bragging rights of winning the POY title, the champion will also take home INR 20 Lac and Adda52 Pro Contract!
The nine lucky players who will be playing the grand finale of the Adda52 Champions Leaderboard include the likes of Manish Lakhotia, Arjanveer Singh Chadha, Devrat Singh, Gagandeep Singh Malik, Deepak Singh, Arun Sriram, Bhanuprakash KC, Adithya N G, and Sandeep Dagar. They all have arrived in Goa and are having a great time of their lives. One of these players will walk away with the coveted ACL POY title. In addition to the bragging rights of winning the POY title, the champion will also take home INR 20 Lac and Adda52 Pro Contract! Let us take a look at the 9 ACL SNG finalists!
#1 Manish “newkidpoker” Lakhotia
Adda52 Winnings: INR 3,18,93,098
Life Mantra: “Everyday is a new challenge to conquer”
Manish Lakhotia is a man with a lot of winnings to his name. With more than 10 Crores in online winnings, the 35-year-old pro from Siliguri is one of the biggest MTT crushers on the Indian circuit today. His journey on Adda52 has been fantastic. Playing since 2015 on the site, he has raked in over INR 3,18,93,098 on the back of 659 tourney titles and numerous ITM finishes. His biggest score on the site includes INR 17,92,435 that he had earned last year for his runner-up finish in DOPT Main Event Finale. Given his consistency and form, he is a strong contender for the ACL POY title.
#2 Arjanveer “arjan30” Singh Chadha
Adda52 Winnings: INR 2,95,02,262
Life Mantra: “No substitute for hardwork”
If there’s one player you don’t need an introduction to, it’s Arjanveer Singh from Chandigarh. The 32-year-old pro has over INR 9.54 Crores in online winnings now and has always been among the top winners. Playing since 2012 on Adda52, he is one of the most consistent performers on the site and has raked in over INR 2,95,02,262. While he has won more than 400 tourneys on the site, his biggest score to date includes INR 30 Lac that he had earned for shipping the AOPS Mini Main Event in 2020. Considering his stellar poker resume, he is a crowd-favourite to win the first-ever ACL POY title.
#3 Devrat “Vickypune” Singh Dhaka
Adda52 Winnings: INR 2,60,42,766
Life Mantra: “The win is just one step away”
Born on 9th July in 1985, Devrat Singh is a well-known online MTT reg from Pune with more than 2 Crores in lifetime online winnings to his name. His Adda52 journey started in 2016 and since then he has been crushing it all the way on the site. He has raked in a whopping INR 2,60,42,766 on the back 1700 tourney titles. His biggest score to date on the site includes INR 21 Lac that he had earned for winning the 1 Crore GTD Full House Finale in early 2021. Winning the ACL POY title is like a dream come true for him and he will be putting his heart and soul to turn his ACL dream into reality.
#4 Gagandeep “gaganhyd” Malik
Adda52 Winnings: INR 1,55,86,839
Life Mantra: “Focus on your efforts and efforts only”
Gagandeep Malik Singh is a 33-year-old poker pro from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He has been playing on Adda52 since 2014 and has won as many as 322 tourneys on the site. His biggest score to date on the site includes INR 24.7 Lac that he had earned for winning the DOPT Main Event Finale in June last year. With a massive INR 1,55,86,839 on Adda52 and over INR 1.69 Crore in overall online winnings, he is definitely a player to be watched out for in the ACL Goa Live SNG finale happening tomorrow.
#5 Deepak “Peacelover” Singh
Adda52 Winnings: INR 1,46,55,122
Life Mantra: “Like making noise while maintaining the peace”
Deepak Singh is a 29-year-old poker pro from Jaipur with INR 2.84 Crore in overall online winnings. He joined Adda52 in 2019 and has come a long way, raking in an impressive 1,46,55,122 on the back of 553 tourney wins and numerous ITM finishes. His biggest score to date on the site includes INR 4.96 Lac that he earned for winning Adda52’s 20 Lac GTD Melbourne tourney in the year 2019.
#6 Arun “runyrules” Sriram
Adda52 Winnings: INR 75,38,950
Life Mantra: “Stay humble while winning. Stay strong during downswings. Strive to learn something everyday”
Arun Sriram is a 38-year-old poker player from Bangalore with over INR 2.41 Crore in overall online winnings. His journey on Adda52 has been fantastic. He started playing on the site back in 2012 and has raked in INR 75,38,950, having won as many as 1700 tourneys on the site including 10 trophies. His biggest score on the site came last year in July when he shipped Adda52 Big Game for INR 14 Lac.
#7 Bhanu “ChennaiNo1” Prakash KC
Adda52 Winnings: INR 33,70,873
Life Mantra: “Constant learning is the key”
Another player from Bangalore is the 34-year-old Bhanu Prakash KC with over INR 17.58 Lac in overall online winnings. He joined Adda52 in 2014 and has won as many as 134 tournaments, including the 30 Lac GTD Mega Suits for INR 5.5 Lac. He now has his eyes set on the ACL POY title.
#8 Aditya “Rlox1” NG
Adda52 Winnings: INR 33,70,873
Life Mantra: “The Harder You Work The Luckier You Get”
The three of the nine players who will be playing the ACL SNG Finale are from Bangalore. The youngest among them is Aditya NG, a 21-year-old player with over INR 33,70,873 in winnings on Adda52. Playing since 2020, he has won an impressive 167 tourneys on the site including 30 trophies. His largest cash on the site is INR 6.12 Lac that he earned for winning the Godfather last year. Although he is a new kid to live poker, he is definitely a player to watch out for in the ACL finale.
#9 Sandeep “MrJo” Dagar
Adda52 Winnings: INR 9,49,981
Life Mantra: “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned”
Last but not the least on the list of ACL SNG finalist is Sandeep Dagar. The 28-year-old player from Jammu & Kashmir joined Adda52 in 2017 and has done well, winning 156 tourneys and 12 trophies.
The countdown for the ACL SNG finale has begun and the excitement is soaring high. All the nine players and several other players invited by Adda52 to witness this historical moment have already arrived in Goa and they are having a great time. Just one day to go for the grand finale! Let us watch the below video and hear from the legend Kunal Patni how excited he is for the upcoming finale.