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Online Superstar Niklas Astedt Through to WPT Montreal Main Event Day 2

Niklas Astedt

On Sunday, Jan. 24, partypoker hosted the second and final opening flight of WPT Montreal $3,200 Main Event.

Brazil's Luiz Orrico had the best day among the 61 survivors after he virtually bagged the Day 1b chip lead with a stack of 4,066,132.

The flight attracted 406 entrants to add another $1,218,000 to the prize pool. This brought the total prize pool up to $2,664,000 after taking into account the 482 entrants battling it out last Sunday, Jan. 17 to obliterate the $2 million guarantee.

Jan-Eric Schwippert
Jan-Eric Schwippert bags a big stack on Day 1b of the WPT Montreal Main Event

While Orrico is a relatively unknown player, he did have many big names close on his tail to end Day 1b including online poker superstar Niklas Astedt (4,011,326), Jan-Eric Schwippert (3,176,223), Rui Ferreira (2,779,138), and Kenny Hallaert (2,013,966).

Even though Astedt isn't a fixture at live events, he is a well-known online player often seen under his screenname "lena900" where he has been on again and off again the top ranked player at PocketFives, which reports the Swede at a whopping $21.7 million in lifetime online tournament cashes tracked by the site.

Jack Hardcastle, who has been on a tear online in recent months, finished just outside the top ten on the leaderboard with 2,021,106, while partypoker Ambassador and streamer Jamie Staples also advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 1,204,562.

Other big names to bag chips on Day 1b included Daniel Dvoress (1,877,957), Bruno Volkmann (1,562,510), Scott Margereson (1,053,437), Daniel Shak (849,478), 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (725,317), and Yuri Dzivielevski (475,799).

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WPT Montreal Online Main Event Day 1b Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Luiz OrricoBrazil4,066,132
2Niklas AstedtSweden4,011,216
3Maksim BukreevRussia3,435,282
4Rayan ChamasCanada3,297,877
5Jan-Eric SchwippertAustria3,176,223
6Rui FerreiraNetherlands2,779,138
7Marco FontanellaMalta2,485,042
8Pierre Paul PaulinCanada2,137,764
9Kenny HallaertUnited Kingdom2,103,966
10Konstantin MaslakRussia2,065,856

Andrei Kriazhev Kicks Off Day 2 on Monday with the Chip Lead

Alexandros Kolonias
Alexandros Kolonias heads into Day 2 of the WPT Montreal in second place

While both Orrico and Astedt parlayed their 200,000 starting stacks into stacks above 4 million in chips, they both will enter Day 2 kicking off on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7:05 p.m. GMT (2:05 p.m. EST) behind Day 1a chip leader Andrei Kriazhev (4,739,179) and Alexandros Kolonias (4,121,611).

Other Day 1a survivors entering Day 2 with big stacks included Jakob Miegel (3,810,847), Jorma Nuutinen (3,704,376), Peter Mckiernan (3,225,898), Grayson Ramage (3,057,403), and Ottomar Ladva (2,968,016).

All 133 opening flight survivors are already in the money with at least a min-cash of $6,394 with their eyes on the massive $447,859 top prize.

The structure provides plenty of play with 30-minute blind levels before increasing to 40-minute levels on Day 3 and beyond. Day 2 will end after 10 blind levels. Day 3 on Jan. 26 will play down to a nine-max final table with a winner crowned on Jan. 27.



WPT Montreal Online Main Event Chip Counts Entering Day 2

RankPlayerCountryChip CountFlight Qualified
1Andrei KriazhevGermany4,739,179Day 1a
2Alexandros KoloniasMalta4,121,611Day 1a
3Luiz OrricoBrazil4,066,132Day 1b
4Niklas AstedtSweden4,011,216Day 1b
5Jakob MiegelAustria3,810,847Day 1a
6Jorma NuutinenFinland3,704,376Day 1a
7Maksim BukreevRussia3,435,282Day 1b
8Rayan ChamasCanada3,297,877Day 1b
9Peter MckiernanUnited Kingdom3,225,898Day 1a
10Jan-Eric SchwippertAustria3,176,223Day 1b

WPT Montreal Online Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize
1$447,859
2$308,703
3$212,459
4$139,164
5$95,673
6$74,119
7$58,650
8$46,685
9$37,024

WPT Montreal Online Schedule

There are plenty more exciting tournaments on the WPT Montreal Online schedule, including the $10,300 buy-in Mike Sexton Classic. This charity tournament takes place on Jan. 31 and the $300 registration fee from all entries will be donated to the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth charity.

The event comes with a $1 million guarantee and the final table will be livestreamed on February 1.

DateTime (GMT)Event NumberEventBuy-inGuarantee
Jan. 177:05 p.m.1WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 1A$3,200$2,000,000
Jan. 207:05 p.m.2Omaha Knockout$530$50,000
 7:05 p.m.2Mini Omaha Knockout$55$50,000
 10:05 p.m.36-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Jan. 217:05 p.m.4High Roller$5,200$250,000
 9:05 p.m.5High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
 10:05 p.m.67-Max Turbo$265$30,000
Jan. 227:05 p.m.7Montreal Masters Day 1A$1,050$500,000
 10:05 p.m.87-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Jan. 237:05 p.m.7Montreal Masters Day 1B$1,050$500,000
 10:05 p.m.96-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Jan. 244:05 p.m.7Montreal Masters Day 1C$1,050$500,000
 7:05 p.m.1WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 1B$3,200$2,000,000
 7:05 p.m.10Super High Roller$25,500$1,000,000
 8:05 p.m.7Montreal Masters Day 2-$500,000
 9:05 p.m.11High Roller Turbo$5,200$250,000
 10:05 p.m.126-Max Hyper$265$30,000

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DateTime (GMT)Event NumberEventBuy-inGuarantee
Jan. 257:05 p.m.1WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 2-$2,000,000
 7:05 p.m.1Mini Main Event - Online Day 1A$320$200,000
 7:05 p.m.1Micro Main Event - Online Day 1A$33$30,000
 9:15 p.m.13Second Chance Turbo$1,600$100,000
Jan. 267:05 p.m.1Mini Main Event - Online Day 1B$320$200,000
 7:05 p.m.1Micro Main Event - Online Day 1B$33$30,000
 7:05 p.m.1WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 3-$2,000,000
 10:05 p.m.146-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Jan. 277:05 p.m.15Mini Omaha$109$20,000
 7:05 p.m.15Omaha$1,050$100,000
 7:05 p.m.1Mini Main Event - Online Day 2-$200,000
 7:05 p.m.1Micro Main Event - Online Day 2-$30,000
 10:05 p.m.166-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Jan. 287:05 p.m.176-Max High Roller$5,200$250,000
 9:05 p.m.18High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
 10:05 p.m.197-Max Turbo$265$30,000
Jan. 297:05 p.m.20Playground Closer Day 1A$530$250,000
 10:05 p.m.217-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Jan. 307:05 p.m.20Playground Closer Day 1B$530$250,000
 10:05 p.m.226-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Jan. 314:05 p.m.20Playground Closer Day 1C$530$250,000
 7:05 p.m.23Mike Sexton Classic$10,300$1,000,000
 8:05 p.m.20Playground Closer Day 2-$250,000
 9:05 p.m.24High Roller Turbo$3,200$150,000
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