2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,000,000
Players 94

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 4
WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Triumphant Niklas Astedt Wins $348,250 in the GGPoker WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

poolshir
Niklas Åstedt
Niklas Åstedt

It would take less than three hours on the final day of the 2020 GGPoker WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em before Niklas Astedt could claim his first WSOP Circuit Ring and $348,250 by defeating Mirza Muhovic heads-up in the final.

On Day 1, the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool attracted 94 entrants with eight players cashing with Wiktor Malinowski, George Wolff, Juan Pardo, and Oliver Weis busting in the quarter-finals.

Astedt's win here today gets him really close to the $6 million-mark on GGPoker as PokerCraft has recorded $5,970,827 in tournament cashes for one of the best online MTT players in the world.

Astedt took on Cooper Li from Malaysia in the semi-finals and before taking out Muhovic in the final in matches that both lasted around 75 minutes. Muhovic overcame Ian Modder in his semi-finals match to finish behind Astedt for $199,000 which apparently is his first tournament cash on GGPoker. Li and Modder both collected $99,500 for falling in the semi-finals.

WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Final Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Niklas AstedtSweden$348,250
2Mirza MuhovicLuxembourg$199,000
3Cooper LiMalaysia$99,500
4Ian ModderCanada$99,500
5Juan PardoSpain$62,188
6George WolffUnited States$62,188
7Oliver WeissGermany$62,188
8Wiktor MalinowskiRussia$62,188

Astedt Eliminates Li

Astedt has a tough road to the semi-finals as he had to take care of Timothy Adams, Luke Reeves, Guillaume Nolet, and Malinowski last week. Today he faces Li and kept the pressure on the relatively unknown player. He took an early lead and ground him down but Li didn't roll over and give up in any way. He kept battling the Swede and doubled up with a straight and even took the lead for a bit.

But Astedt hit a wheel to get Li down to just over half his stack before the chips went in with pocket treys on the seven-five-five-four board. Unfortunately for him, Astedt held the higher pocket pair with nines and even improved to a full house on the river.

Over on the other side of the bracket, it was a similar story for Muhovic as he took a quick lead but he never had to double Modder up. Muhovic took down Modder a few minutes before Astedt would become his next opponent. The board read trey-seven-ten-seven-nine when Modder got his chips in with a straight holding the eight-six but Muhovic held the jack-eight for the higher one to secure his spot in the final.

Astedt Cements His Spot in Poker History

Astedt quickly took a lead in the final with a few hands where he hit top pair or trips before Muhovic rivered the nut-flush to double up and leave Astedt with less than half the starting stack. But Astedt battled his way back to a lead before putting the pressure back on his opponent. Muhovic kept losing chips as he had to keep folding when Astedt put him all-in before he doubled up with ace-jack just after another break. Astedt's king-ten couldn't bring him the win.

But it would only take another 15 minutes or so before Muhovic limp-shoved for 29 big blinds with ace-six. Astedt called with pocket tens and stayed ahead throughout the board for him to come out victorious.

The PokerNews live reporting team is still bringing you coverage of the WSOPC #17: $252 Deepstack Bounty Hunters No-Limit Hold'em today. On Sunday, January 10, Day 2 of the WSOPC #18: $1,700 MAIN EVENT, $10M GTD will kick off at 6:30 p.m. GMT and we will be there from the start until the final table has been reached so make sure to keep following along with all the live updates right here.

Mirza Muhovic Eliminated in 2nd Place ($199,000)

poolshir
Astedt Eliminates Muhovic
Astedt Eliminates Muhovic

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Mirza Muhovic limped in on the button and Niklas Astedt raised to 7,000. Muhovic three-bet shoved for 57,822 which Astedt quickly called.

Mirza Muhovic: {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Niklas Astedt: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} to not help Muhovic.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} for Muhovic to be left with three outs, the aces.

The river completed the board with the {j-Spades} for Astedt to stay ahead with the pocket pair for two pair and the win for his first WSOP Circuit Ring for $348,250 while Muhovic walks away with $199,000 for finishing as the runner-up.

A recap is to follow.

Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 200,000 49,822
Mirza Muhovic lu
Mirza Muhovic
lu Busted

Up and Down

poolshir

Blinds: 800/1,600

Mirza Muhovic limped in from the button and Niklas Astedt opted to check. The flop came {9-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, Astedt check-raised the1,600 bet of Muhovic to 5,450 and was called. They both checked through the {3-Diamonds} on the turn to the {4-Spades} on the river to check again. Astedt tabled the {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for Muhovic to claim the pot with the {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for top pair.

Two hands later, Muhovic raised to 3,200 and Astedt called. They both checked through the {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop and the {a-Clubs} on the turn to the {8-Clubs} on the river. Astedt bet 4,800 and Muhovic called with the {7-Spades}{4-Hearts} for the pair of sevens and the pot as Astedt held the {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

But in the next hand, Astedt raised to 3,200 from the button and Muhovic defended. The flop came {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, Muhovic check-called the 2,112 bet of Astedt. The turn was the {8-Clubs}, Muhovic checked again. This time, Astedt bet 8,712 and was called. The river completed the board with the {j-Hearts}, Muhovic checked for the last time and then folded when Astedt put him all-in.

Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 156,328 -3,426
Mirza Muhovic lu
Mirza Muhovic
lu 43,672 3,426

Break Time

poolshir

The two players have just gone for a quick 5-minute break.

Muhovic Gets Shorter

poolshir

Blinds: 800/1,600

Niklas Astedt shoved twice for Mirza Muhovic to fold and in the next hand, Astedt raised to 3,200 which Muhovic called.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, Muhovic check-called the 2,112 bet of Astedt.

The turn was the {3-Spades}, Muhovic checked again. This time, Astedt barreled a bet of 7,682 over the line and Muhovic gave up.

Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 171,877 4,512
Mirza Muhovic lu
Mirza Muhovic
lu 28,123 -4,512