Niklas Astedt wins GG Spring Festival Sunday Five Million for $1,095,741

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 04/14/2021

Astedt earns his first career Super MILLION$ title with the victory

The most prolific player in the history of the GGPoker Super MILLION$ series finally broke through with a tournament championship.

GG Spring Festival Event #H-41: $25,500 Sunday Five Million took the place of the weekly Super MILLION$ High Roller this week at GGPoker. All 44 editions of the Super MILLION$ included Astedt in the lineup, and attempt No. 44 was the charm for the Swedish poker pro.

Astedt topped one of the toughest final tables imaginable to clinch the Sunday Five Million win, earning $1,095,741 in the victory. Event #H-41 wrapped up Tuesday as the $150 million guaranteed GG Spring Festival played on.

Astedt topped a field of 202 entries, with the final prize pool ending up going just past the guarantee at $5,050,000.

GG Spring Festival H-41 Sunday Five Million/Super MILLION$ Episode 44 final table results

FinishPlayer NameCountryPrize
1Niklas AstedtSweden$1,095,741
2Shawn DanielsUnited States$821,689
3Jason KoonUnited States$616,180
4Joao VieiraPortugal$462,070
5David YanNew Zealand$346,504
6Sami KelopuroFinland$259,841
7Sam GreenwoodCanada$194,853
8Pedro GaragnaniBrazil$146,119
9Wei ZhaoChina$109,574

Astedt adds a seven-figure score to an already huge week

Tuesday’s Sunday Five Million win gives Astedt two major titles already this week. He took down the PokerStars SCOOP $1,050 8-Max event on Monday, earning $85,430 for that win.

Astedt added a much bigger chunk to the bankroll the following day, earning his biggest career GGPoker cash with Tuesday’s win. The player went over the $9.5 million mark in career GGPoker earnings with the win.

The Swedish tournament crusher now boasts more than $31 million in combined online tournament earnings, according to the PocketFives database and GGPoker tournament records.

Astedt began Tuesday’s final table as the tournament chip leader, looking down at a final table roster that included some of poker’s fiercest competition. He outdueled Shawn Daniels (2nd – $821,689) in heads-up play, with high-stakes tournament fixture Jason Koon (3rd – $616,180) finishing third.

The $25,500 buy-in Sunday Five Million included zero weak links among the final nine. Other top finishers included Joao Vieira (4th – $462,070), David Yan (5th – $346,504), and Sami Kelopuro (6th – $259,841).

Rounding out the final table finishers were Sam Greenwood (7th – $194,853), Pedro Garagnani (8th – $146,119), and Wei Zhao (9th – $109,574).

Tuesday’s win came in Astedt’s 11th Super MILLION$ final table appearance. He stands as the all-time leader in cashes (20) and final table appearances in the Super MILLION$.

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