Online poker legend Niklas Astedt could have yet another big win waiting for him next Saturday as he will head into the final table of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #18: $525 Main Event at GGPoker with a chip leading stack of 149,037,043.
Astedt needs no introduction as he has been ranked number one in the world at PocketFives over several long periods with the site crediting the Swedish superstar more than $22 million in online tournament cashes. Even more amazing is that he doesn't have his GGPoker screenname listed on his profile where he has won more than $10 million according to GGPoker's PokerCraft.
Meanwhile, fans of GGPokerSquad member and Twitch streamer Patrick "Egption" Tardif should be please as he advanced to the final table with a sixth-place stack of 60,713,588. Tardif is also the only player at the final table that sold action of himself via the GG staking feature with five investors sharing 20 percent of Tardif's eventual haul.
Other notable players at the final table include Yanfei "aoteman1888" Chi (second - 104,740), Fabian Spielmann (fourth - $93,472,602), Allan "Freedom35" Mello (seventh - 48,840,768), and David Miscikowski (ninth - 28,070,997).
The tournament itself was a huge success with 14,496 entries generating a massive $7,248,000 prize pool to smash the event's lofty $5 million guarantee.
2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
|2||Yanfei "aoteman1888" Chi||China||104,740,292||52|
|6||Patrick "Egption" Tardif||Canada||60,713,588||30|
|7||Allan "Freedom35" Mello||Brazil||48,840,768||24|
|9||David Miscikowski||United States||28,070,997||14|
Action of the Day
Day 2 began with 2,064 hopefuls battling it out with 1,500 getting paid at least a min-cash of $1,357. The tournament was already in the money before the first break after "TheBigSlice" bubbled in 1,501st place.
While Tardif easily outperformed all of the GGPokerSquad, something similar can be said about Anatoly Filatov, whose 826th place finish for $1,759 was best among the GGPoker Ambassadors.
The day ended just before what would have been the ninth break of the day when "diciccoboss" finished in 10th place for $30,473 when their ace-six didn't get there against Allan "Freedom35" Mello's big slick.
Final Table Schedule & Payouts
The Main Event will go on a six-day break with the final table scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 5 at 6 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. EDT). PokerNews will be reporting the action on at least a 30-minute delay as to not give away any spoilers with GGPoker.tv live broadcasting the event with hole cards shown.
All returning players will be awarded at least the ninth-place prize of $75,843 with Saturday's winner slated to receive $758,443 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring.
In accordance with GGPoker's final table policies, blinds will be rolled back four levels to Level 30 with blinds.at 1,000,000/2,000,000/250,000a to assure at least a 40 big blind average. In addition, the blinds will increase after a certain number of hands as opposed to based on time.