Niklas Astedt Wins Fourth GGPoker Spring Festival Title, $1.1M

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Niklas Astedt grabbed his fourth 2021 GGPoker Spring Festival on Tuesday for $1.1 million (PokerStars photo)

Niklas Astedt is having himself one helluva week. The former #1-ranked PocketFiver, who is a #1 seed in the PocketFives #1 Number One contest, has rattled off win after win over the past week, with success coming at both the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and GGPoker Spring Festival tables.

On Tuesday, the Swedish superstar took home nearly $1.1 million for winning GGPoker Spring Festival Event #41 ($25,500 Sunday Five Million [2-Day Event]). Astedt beat out 201 other entries to pick up the win, his fourth of the series. Shawn Daniels finished second for $821,689.32 and Jason Koon took third place for a $616,180.06 payday.

Along with his four GGPoker Spring Festival wins and the $1.38 million that came with those victories, Astedt also took down PokerStars SCOOP Event #31-H ($1,050 NLHE [8-Max]) for $85,430.33. He was one of a handful of well known players who emerged victorious on Tuesday.

Another former #1, Sami Kelopuro, earned $520,003.49 for beating 89 other entries in Event #49 ($25,500 Super High Roller). His last victim, Wiktor Malinowski had to settle for a $400,881.54 while the current #1-ranked online poker player in the world, Yuri Dzivielevski wound up in third place, earning $309,048.01.

Benjamin Rolle had the third biggest first place score of the day after shipping Event #50 ($5,250 Half Price Super Tuesday) for $236,019.99. Rolle worked his way through the 222-player field on his way to the victory. Coming in one spot short of the title, ‘TheBigKid‘ banked $176.989.99 while third place finisher Pablo Navarro earned $132,723.74.

Normally, a player winning titles on back-to-back days would be the headliner, but with so many big names winning big scores, ‘judd trump‘ taking down Event #44 ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event) one day after winning Event #43-H ($5,250 Bounty Hunters SHR) got pushed down the page. This win came with a $95,783.54 score for beating out 544 other entries. Runner-up ‘LaxxedAF‘ won $71,827.30 while ‘FiestaPagana‘ grabbed the final spot on the podium for $53,862.87.

Alex Foxen beat Joseph Cheong heads up to win Event #51 ($1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo) for $41,677.40. Cheong walked away with $22,614.66 while third place finisher ‘NeverDieBaby‘ came in third for $19,497.13.

Latvian Aleks Ponakovs won $74,911.83 after winning Event #47 ($1,050 Forty Stack) while ‘FreeZePeeDoe‘ beat out 276 other entries to win Event #48 ($525 PLO-NL Bounty) for $27,856.65.

Event #41 ($25,500 Sunday Five Million [2-Day Event])
Entries: 202
Prize pool: $5,050,000

  1. Niklas Astedt – $1,095,740.82
  2. Shawn Daniels – $821,689.32
  3. Jason Koon – $616,180.06

Event #44 ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event [2-Day Event])
Entries: 545
Prize pool: $545,000

  1. judd trump – $95,783.54
  2. LaxxedAF – $71,827.30
  3. FiestaPagana – $53,862.87

Event #47 ($1,050 Forty Stack)
Entries: 388
Prize pool: $388,000

  1. Aleks Ponakovs – $74,911.83
  2. TheProjector – $56,175.70
  3. PepeLegal – $42,125.82

Event #48 ($525 PLO-NL Bounty)
Entries: 277
Prize pool: $138,500

  1. FreeZePeeDoe – $27,856.65
  2. xBGx – $14,514.55
  3. MINMINMIN – $8,589.83

Event #49 ($25,500 Super High Roller)
Entries: 90
Prize pool: $2,250,000

  1. Sami Kelopuro – $520,003.49
  2. W Malinowski – $400,881.54
  3. Y Dzivielevski – $309,048.01

Event #50 ($5,250 Half Price Super Tuesday)
Entries: 222
Prize pool: $1,110,000

  1. Benjamin Rolle – $236,019.99
  2. TheBigKid – $176.989.99
  3. Pablo Navarro – $132,723.74

Event #51 ($1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo)
Entries: 236
Prize pool: $236,000

  1. Alex Foxen – $41,677.40
  2. Joseph Cheong – $22,614.66
  3. NeverDieBaby – $19,497.13