It would take less than three hours on the final day of the 2020 GGPoker WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em before Niklas Astedt could claim his first WSOP Circuit Ring and $348,250 by defeating Mirza Muhovic heads-up in the final.
On Day 1, the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool attracted 94 entrants with eight players cashing with Wiktor Malinowski, George Wolff, Juan Pardo, and Oliver Weis busting in the quarter-finals.
Astedt's win here today gets him really close to the $6 million-mark on GGPoker as PokerCraft has recorded $5,970,827 in tournament cashes for one of the best online MTT players in the world.
Astedt took on Cooper Li from Malaysia in the semi-finals and before taking out Muhovic in the final in matches that both lasted around 75 minutes. Muhovic overcame Ian Modder in his semi-finals match to finish behind Astedt for $199,000 which apparently is his first tournament cash on GGPoker. Li and Modder both collected $99,500 for falling in the semi-finals.
WSOPC #13: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Final Results
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Astedt Eliminates Li
Astedt has a tough road to the semi-finals as he had to take care of Timothy Adams, Luke Reeves, Guillaume Nolet, and Malinowski last week. Today he faces Li and kept the pressure on the relatively unknown player. He took an early lead and ground him down but Li didn't roll over and give up in any way. He kept battling the Swede and doubled up with a straight and even took the lead for a bit.
But Astedt hit a wheel to get Li down to just over half his stack before the chips went in with pocket treys on the seven-five-five-four board. Unfortunately for him, Astedt held the higher pocket pair with nines and even improved to a full house on the river.
Over on the other side of the bracket, it was a similar story for Muhovic as he took a quick lead but he never had to double Modder up. Muhovic took down Modder a few minutes before Astedt would become his next opponent. The board read trey-seven-ten-seven-nine when Modder got his chips in with a straight holding the eight-six but Muhovic held the jack-eight for the higher one to secure his spot in the final.
Astedt Cements His Spot in Poker History
Astedt quickly took a lead in the final with a few hands where he hit top pair or trips before Muhovic rivered the nut-flush to double up and leave Astedt with less than half the starting stack. But Astedt battled his way back to a lead before putting the pressure back on his opponent. Muhovic kept losing chips as he had to keep folding when Astedt put him all-in before he doubled up with ace-jack just after another break. Astedt's king-ten couldn't bring him the win.
But it would only take another 15 minutes or so before Muhovic limp-shoved for 29 big blinds with ace-six. Astedt called with pocket tens and stayed ahead throughout the board for him to come out victorious.
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