Niklas Astedt leads WSOP Super Circuit Online Main Event final table

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: May 31, 2021 3:55 pm EDT

Multi-phase tournament smashes the guarantee as Day 1 flights conclude

One of the most ambitious online tournaments in the history of GGPoker played down to the final nine Sunday, and one of poker’s all-time best looms at the top of the chip counts.

Niklas Astedt leads the pack going into the GGPoker WSOP Super Circuit Online Series final table. Astedt ended Sunday’s Day 2 action with a 75-big-blind stack, and he’ll return as the chip leader when the tournament resumes on Saturday, June 5.

The Super Circuit Online Main Event drew a total of 14,496 entries. The $525 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed tournament ended up with $7,248,000 as the final prize pool.

GGPoker 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Main Event final table

PlacePlayer Name*Country/Playing FromChip Count (Big Blinds)
1Niklas AstedtSweden75
2Yanfei ‘aoteman1888’ ChiChina52
3‘sssssAK’China49
4Fabian SpielmannGermany47
5‘Promoking’United Kingdom45
6Patrick ‘Egption’ TardifCanada30
7Allan ‘Freedom35’ MelloBrazil24
8‘Noksukow’Poland24
9David MiscikowskiUnited States14
*Real player names courtesy of PokerNews

Big names emerge from 14,000-plus entries in the field

Astedt already owns one of the game’s most successful resumes in the online poker realm. The Swedish high-stakes pro stands at No. 2 on the all-time online tournament earnings list according to PocketFives.

The PocketFives standings don’t include GGPoker results, but Astedt’s poker acumen translates to that platform as well. Astedt is the all-time money winner in GGPoker’s Super MILLION$ High Roller, a $10,300 buy-in tournament that’s arguably the most prestigious weekly event in online poker.

Astedt stepped down in stakes for the $525 buy-in Super Circuit Main Event, but the prize money at the final table is well within Astedt’s wheelhouse. The winner of the tournament will take home $758,443, as GGPoker aimed for a huge prize pool with the Super Circuit Main Event and succeeded.

Other top players at the June 5 final table will include Yanfei Chi (52 big blinds), Fabian Spielmann (47 big blinds), Patrick Tardif (30 big blinds), and David Miscikowski (14 big blinds).

Super Circuit Online Main Event final table payouts

PlacePayout
1$758,443
2$568,746
3$426,499
4$319,829
5$239,838
6$179,853
7$134,871
8$101,139
9$75,843

GGPoker swung big with the WSOP Super Circuit Online Main Event, offering more than 60 Day 1 flights over a two-week span. The last of those Day 1 phases wrapped up Sunday, just before the start of Day 2 action.

The Main Event concludes a month of tournament action in the online festival. The Super Circuit Online Series ran throughout May, with $100 million guaranteed across all events.

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