Poker pros often attend online poker events over the weekend to accumulate winnings or at least withdrawals to build up a solid bankroll. Often times, players will log into multiple sites and participate in guaranteed big events to increase the odds of winning. For Swedish poker pro Niklas Astedt, the past weekend has been spent playing on PokerStars and partypoker, with two wins added to his resume.
The Grand at partypoker
On Sunday Astedt took part in the Grand at partypoker. This event has a buy-in of $ 1,050 and offers a A guaranteed prize pool of $ 200,000. For this tournament, 230 players faced each other, 39 of whom are ready to win a prize.
In the end, Astedt ended up in the heads-up with Damien salas, a pro poker colleague. Astedt managed to retain the chip lead and knock out Salas in second place to take the first place of $ 45,062. Salas had to settle for $ 31,453 in prize money.
A similar victory at PokerStars
On the same day, PokerStars hosts the Sunday Supersonic. Like the partypoker tournament, this event has a buy-in of $ 1,050. This tournament will end up being a quick win for Astedt, as it took just over an hour and a half to play. Earning just over $ 23,000 for the finish, it was a big payday for the poker player all around at the end of the day.
Astedt managed to secure the victory after beating Pedro Padilha in the heads-up. After this victory, Astedt was richer by more than $ 68,000, thanks to the two wins in online poker.
Sundays are busy days at online poker rooms like PokerStars and partypoker due to the guaranteed events on offer. Amateurs, but also professionals, have hit the mark to take advantage of the big events in the hope of inflating their accounts with a few withdrawals.
Take PokerStars for example. The site offers several Sunday events including the Sunday warm-up, several Sunday SuperSonic events, high roller events like more. Buy-ins start out relatively low and increase throughout the day to provide players of all bankrolls with the opportunity to participate in the action.
For pros like Astedt, it’s not uncommon to play in major events at all best sites offered in their region. This spreads the action across multiple tournaments, providing more ways to compete and hopefully win. For Astedt it has been a successful weekend and it won’t be surprising to find the pro doing it all next weekend.