#18: $525 Main Event, $5M GTD [Day 2]

Niklas Astedt Wins the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event at GGPoker ($758,443)

Jaxon • Level 40: 6,000,000-12,000,000, 1,500,000 ante
Niklas Astedt

Niklas Astedt added a WSOP Circuit ring to his many accomplishments after he won the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series $525 Main Event at GGPoker for $758,443.

Astedt needs no introduction as he has been ranked as the top online poker player 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 nearly $11 million according to GGPoker's PokerCraft.

The Swedish poker sensation began the final table with the chip lead but was facing a nearly 4:1 deficit against Yanfei "aoteman1888" Chi before coming back to win the event.

In addition to winning his first WSOP Circuit ring and a massive prize, Astedt became the inaugural member of Team Champions at GGPoker.

Team Champions benefits include a custom avatar, Platinum Fish Party status, a Team Champions badge, a unique affiliate code, and a whopping $50,000 tournament package which can be used for the GGPoker Online Series Main Event, the live WSOP Main Event, the live WSOP Europe Main Event, and other events upon agreement. In addition, Astedt will be granted access to GGPoker lounge at live events.

The tournament itself was another huge success story for GGPoker with the massive field generating an enormous $7,248,000 prize pool to smash the event's lofty $5 million guarantee.

Final Table Payouts

1Niklas AstedtSweden$758,443
2Yanfei "aoteman1888" ChiChina$568,746
4Allan "Freedom35" MelloBrazil$319,829
6Fabian SpielmannGermany$179,853
7PromokingUnited Kingdom$134,871
8David MiscikowskiUnited States$101,139
9Patrick "Egption" TardifCanada$75,843

Final Table Action

Niklas Astedt began the final table with the chip lead with Yanfei "aoteman1888" Chi and "sssssAK" closest on his tail.

GGSquad streamer Patrick "Egption" Tardif (ninth - $75,843) began the final table in the middle of the pack but he lost half his stack to Astedt and was down to nine big blinds when Astedt took the rest when his ace-seven was unable to hold against ace-deuce.

A break took place and the second hour was action packed with five players hitting the rail before the second break took place. A short-stacked David Miscikowski (eighth - $101,139) was the first of the five to hit the rail after he was unable to win a flip with deuces against the Chi's king-queen.

United Kingdom's "Promoking" was eliminated in seventh place for $134,871 immediately after when their big slick didn't win a flip against Chi's snowmen.

Fabian Spielmann (sixth - $179,853) also went out with big slick to Chi but his situation was more of a cooler than it was for "Promoking". Chi held ace-queen and improved to a flush after four spades appeared on the board.

Poland's "Noksukow" (fifth - $239,838) also hit the showers on a bad beat when their nines didn't hold against the ace-three suited held by Allan "Freedom35" Mello.

Despite just eliminating an opponent, Mello still held the shortest stack during four handed play and was the next player to go in after his king-jack didn't get there against the big slick held by "sssssAK" to hit the showers in fourth place for $319,829.

Chi extended his chip lead during three-handed play and Astedt was finding himself low on chips. Both players laddered up after "sssssAK" (third - $426,499) didn't win a flip with ace-jack suited against Chi's nines.

Heads-Up Action

Chi began heads-up play with a nearly 4:1 chip advantage against Astedt before he extended it to a 5:1 chip edge. Astedt was down but not out as he battled his way back into contention after betting all three streets with cowboys including a jam on the river to double-up against Chi, who improved to a pair of tens holding ten-nine.

Astedt then managed to hit flushes in two hands to hold a commanding 4:1 chip advantage before the final hand took place.

Astedt jammed the button with ace-four and Chi called off for 18 big blinds with king-seven suited. The board ran blank for Chi and he was ousted by Astedt in second place for $568,746.

Niklas Astedt Wins the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Main Event
Niklas Astedt Wins the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Main Event

Congrats again to Niklas Astedt for winning the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series $525 Main Event at GGPoker.