Niklas Astedt is widely regarded as the best No-Limit Hold’em online poker tournament player of all-time. There are very few tournaments that Astedt has not taken down during his long and illustrious career. It appears the legendary Swede is a dab hand at Pot-Limit Omaha, too, judging by how he just won the WPT #22 Omaha event.
WPT #22 Omaha Final Table Results
*reflects a heads-up deal
Astedt was one of 134 players who bought into this tournament for $1,575. Only 20 of those PLO-loving grinders made it through to Day 2. Those 20 stars returned to the partypoker tables on May 25 having locked up at least $3,526 for their efforts.
Alex Foxen was one of the first casualties of the evening. He crashed out in 18th place for the aforementioned $3,526. Team partypoker’s Joao Simao joined Foxen on the rail one place later.
Other luminaries, including Connor Drinan, Sami Kelopuro, and Joshua Hoesel fell by the wayside before the seven-handed final table. Gavin Cochrane, a PLO specialist and former WPT World Online Championships winner, busted in eighth place to set the final table.
Malta-based star Daniel Rezaei did not last long under the spotlight and he dusted off his stack in seventh place, a finish worth $7,188. Maximilian Lehmanski crashed out in sixth for $8,886 before Brazilian pro Guilherme Decourt ran out of luck and had to make do with the $11,409 fifth-place prize.
One of two Hungarians at the final table, Benjamin Juhasz, bowed out in fourth for $15,503. Juhasz’s fellow Hungarian, high-stakes guru Andras Nemeth, saw his tournament end abruptly in third. Nemeth banked $22,619 for his efforts.
Heads-up pitted Astedt against Dante Fernandes, who is another Brazilian who excels in the Pot-Limit Omaha arena. Astedt and Fernandes struck a deal that left an additional $2,500 for the eventual champion. Astedt got his hands on that extra cash after eliminating the talented Fernandes in second place.
WPT Online Series Events Scheduled for May 27
|19:05||WPT #31 7-Max Knockout: $100K Gtd||$530|
|19:05||WPT #31 Mini 7-Max Knockout: $40K Gtd||$55|
|19:05||WPT #31 Micro 7-Max Knockout: $5K Gtd||$5.50|
|19:05||WPT #32 Omaha Knockout: $50K Gtd||$1,050|
|19:05||WPT #32 Mini Omaha Knockout: $15K Gtd||$109|
|19:05||WPT #32 Micro Omaha Knockout: $5K Gtd||$11|
|20:05||WPT #24 WPT500 Day 1D: $1M Gtd||$530|
|20:05||WPT #25 Super50 Day 1D: $300K Gtd||$55|
|20:05||WPT #26 Super5 Day 1D: $50K Gtd||$5.50|
|21:05||WPT 6-Max Turbo: $25K Gtd||$215|
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