Niklas "Lena900" Astedt became the best online poker player for the second year in a row

Niklas "Lena900" Astedt 2020

Swedish professional player Niklas "Lena900" Astedt topped the annual ranking of the best online poker players from PocketFives for the second year in a row. At the moment, the Swede has almost $18 000 000 which he won in online events.   

During the past four years, Astedt has been competing in the ranking of the best MTT players with his compatriot Simon "C Darwin2" Mattsson. In 2016-2017, he took the second place, but in the previous year “Lena900” managed to top PocketFives ranking, and in 2019 he got the title of the best online poker player for the second year in a row.   

Top 10 best online tournament players in 2019  

1 Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden27 516
2Simon "C Darwin2" MattssonSweden21 428
3Johannes “Greenstone25” KorsarSweden21 152
4Patrick “pleno1” Leonard
UK20 407
5Sami "LarsLuzak" KelopuroFinland20 026
6Viktor “papan9_p$” UstimovRussia19 096
7Conor “1_conor_b_1” BeresfordUK18 682
8inhooSweden18 413
9girafganger7UK18 385
10Joris RuysNetherlands18 268

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This year, he was a leader among online poker players. Astedt finished the year with a margin of 6 000 points from his closest rival. “Lena900” managed to achieve such result thanks to his participation both in large tournaments and events with a low entry fee.  

In 2019, Astedt won 4 six-figure sums. He got the biggest winning in August at Powerfest Super High Roller event – $241 000.

The Ukrainian pro Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky, who announced in 2019 about his leaving the professional poker, took the 11th place in the ranking (18 249 points).

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