Niklas Astedt added a WSOP Circuit ring to his many accomplishments as Saturday evening he was the last player standing in the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series $525 Main Event at GGPoker to collect $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.
|2||Yanfei “aoteman1888” Chi||China||$568,746|
|4||Allan “Freedom35” Mello||Brazil||$319,829|
|8||David Miscikowski||United States||$101,139|
|9||Patrick “Egption” Tardif||Canada||$75,843|