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A Champion Will be Crowned Today in GG Spring Festival Event H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million

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Niklas Astedt

The 2021 GG Spring Festival will now see another champion crowned as the final table of Event H-41: $25,500 is set to kick-off within the hour. A guarantee-breaking 202 entries showed up for this event, creating a first-place prize worth $1,095,741 that all of the finalists will be clawing to get.

Of the nine that remain, it is red-hot Niklas Astedt who has been finding plenty of online success as of late. Astedt will be starting the day with 4,519,808, having a comfortable lead above his competition. The closest behind is Samie Kelopuro with a healthy-sized stack of 2,670,494. Rounding out the top five are well-knowns Joao Vieira (2,475,464), Shawn Daniels (2,296,836), and Jason Koon (2,188,452).

On the lower end of the totem pole are David Yan (2,140,920), Pedro Garagnani (2,075,793), and Sam Greenwood (1,692,347). Coming into the final day as the shorty is Wei Zhao who dropped a chip lead pot during the last hand of the night and he will be sitting with just 139,885 to start the final day.

Final Table Chips H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Niklas AstedtSweden4,519,80890
2Sami KelopuroFinland2,670,49453
3Joao VieiraPortugal2,475,46450
4Shawn DanielsUnited States2,296,83646
5Jason KoonUnited States2,188,45244
6David YanNew Zealand2,140,92043
7Pedro GaragnaniBrazil2,075,79342
8Sam GreenwoodCanada1,692,34734
9Wei ZhaoChina139,8853

Big Blinds based on the final table roll-back to ensure an average of at least 40 blinds

To secure an average stack of at least 40 big blinds, the levels will be reverted back. The first day of this event saw 15-minute levels whereas now, each level will contain 20 hands for the remainder of this event until someone is dubbed a winner.

All of the remaining nine players are guaranteed to pull in at least $109,574 with all looking to secure that hefty $1,095,741. Deals are permitted at this final table so nothing is set in stone, leaving room for a number of unexpected outcomes.

Upon returning to their seats at 8:00 p.m. GMT, the nine finalists will draw for their seats in order of chip count from lowest to highest. Once the table draw has been completed, play will commence and the PokerNews team will be bringing all of the updates along the way, so stay tuned as the action unfolds.

Remaining Payouts

Place         Prize (in USD)
1         $1,095,741
2         $821,689
3         $616,180
4         $462,070
5         $346,504
6         $259,841
7         $194,853
8         $146,119
9         $109,574