Online poker’s most successful players: Niklas “Lena900” Astedt

February 23, 2021inPoker

Niklas Astedt, known on PokerStars as “Lena900”, is one of online poker’s most successful players. He has dozens of accolades to his name, and consistently finds his way onto the final tables of the biggest weekly tourneys on the web.

Here we take a detailed look at Niklas “Lena900” Astedt; the person, the player, and the defining achievements that make him one of the game’s most feared and revered players.

Who is Niklas “Lena900” Astedt?

Name: Niklas Mikael Astedt
D.O.B: October 21. 1990
Birthplace: Partille, Sweden
Playing online since: Nov. 2008
Number of tournament cashes: 8,700+ (Feb 2021)
Online poker tournament earnings: $21.7+ million (Feb 2021)

Niklas Astedt has been playing online poker since 2008. He is the top ranked player in Sweden, and the top ranked player on PocketFives in terms of total online tournament winnings, with over $21.7 million to his name.

Niklas Astedt has made the majority of his tournament earnings at PokerStars, but also plays poker on several other platforms. Here are his known usernames:

Niklas Astedt Usernames
Lena900 (PokerStars)
qwertya09 (PokerStars.Fr)
Drulitooo (Bwin/PartyPoker)
PayandPlay (PartyPoker)
whoozz (Full Tilt)
tutten7 (888Poker)
KoksJuuice (PMU.fr)
ector (Winamaz)
futt32 (William Hill)

Niklas Astedt top five poker results

Astedt has locked up results that most players can only dream of. His top 15 online poker tournament results are all worth over $100k each, and his top 100 results are all worth at least $20k each. Here’s a look at Astedt’s top five online poker results across all sites:

Here are Niklas Astedt’s top five poker results across all sites (screenshot taken from PocketFives)

Astedt’s results show his consistent rise through the poker ranks. He’s had impressive wins that date back to 2013-2014, but he’s earned his most lucrative cashes during the last few years. This is a player who is still very much at the peak of his game.

Niklas Astedt’s top PokerStars results come from major series like Stadium Series and SCOOP, as well as the High Roller Series. Outside of the major series, he’s a consistent winner in the High Roller Club. Here are Niklas Astedt’s top five PokerStars results. Notice that three of these came as recently as 2020.

Astedt’s top five wins on PokerStars (screenshot taken from PocketFives)

Online poker achievements and accolades

Niklas Astedt’s results have landed him on top of the PocketFive weekly leaderboard for longer than any other player. This includes 44 consecutive weeks between May 2018 and March 2019. He’s also topped the monthly leaderboard 11 times, most recently in March 2020.

Astedt has earned over $21.7 million in online tournament cashes, and has had a lot of success during PokerStars’ biggest online poker series, such as WCOOP and SCOOP. Here’s a list of his accolades:

WCOOP titles: 3
SCOOP titles: 4
TCOOP/Turbo Series: 3
Winter Series/Blowout Series: 3
Stadium Series: 1

Breakdown of major series results

WCOOP

Niklas “Lena900” Astedt’s presence at the WCOOP has often been understated. Despite rising to the top as one of online poker’s most successful players, Astedt didn’t win a WCOOP title until 2018, when he came first in the 27-M: PLO event for $58,228.

This unusual absence from the top spots all changed in 2020, when Astedt picked up two WCOOP wins within the space of two days, becoming one of only a handful of players to pick up multiple titles in the series. Astedt won the 39-H: PKO High Roller for $101,250, followed by the 44-H: NLHE event the next day for $80,642.

We’ll be watching Niklas Astedt this year to see if he adds more WCOOP titles to his record.

SCOOP

Niklas Astedt’s SCOOP record has been a little more in line with what you’d expect given his results elsewhere, but it still took him until 2017 to earn his first title. He took down the 48-M: 5-Card NLO8 Zoom event for $22,457, demonstrating in the process that he is a versatile player who is proficient in more than just Hold-em.

In 2018, Astedt secured a SCOOP double, earning a whopping $102,115 in the 25-H: $530+R, then taking down the 39-H: NLO8 event a few days later for $50,392. Astedt earned his fourth and latest SCOOP title in 2019, coming first in the 18-H: FLO8 for $27,707.

Other major poker series

Niklas Astedt’s record also includes three TCOOP/Turbo Series wins, each of which happens to be worth $27k a piece. He’s also won a Winter Series event in 2019 for $23k, the BBS 53: Thursday Thrill for $32,235, and recently the Blowout Series 39-H for $44k.

Astedt also pulled through with a huge victory in the brand new Stadium Series in 2021, adding a massive $230,435 to his total and claiming his third biggest ever win.

Astedt has also had dozens of significant wins in the PartyPoker Powerfest poker series.

What about the Sunday Million?

The Sunday Million is one of the biggest weekly tournaments on PokerStars, and indeed online, offering a $1 million guarantee on a weekly basis. Tens of thousands of players enter this tourney, so it’s not unusual for top pros to have missed out on first place.

Niklas Astedt has never won the Sunday Million. He has, however, made the final table on several occasions, including a fourth place finish in 2014, a third place finish in 2018, and a third place finish in 2019, each worth a touch over $80k a piece.

Niklas Astedt live poker record

According to HendonMob, Niklas Astedt has amassed over $1.15 million in live tournament winnings.

Niklas Astedt has had some success on the live poker scene, particularly at EPT events

Astedt’s top live result came in the EPT High Roller in Barcelona in 2015, where he came fourth for $390,572. He’s also had $100k results at the EPT Prague in both 2013 and 2014.

Astedt secured second place in the 2020 WSOP Online for $156,905, as well as earning his first WSOP Circuit Ring in 2021 in the $10k Heads-up event.

Although $1.39 million is a solid live record by any standards, Niklas Astedt is much more renowned and successful in the world of online poker.

More about Niklas Astedt…

Here we take you through the major news stories covering Niklas Astedt’s poker career over the last couple of years. The articles are in chronological order so that you can follow his journey through to 2021.

Astedt wins Sunday HR – This post gives you a look back to two years ago, when Niklas Astedt had risen to the top of the rankings. On this occasion, he fended off a table of pros, many of whom are still around today, to win the Sunday HR for $50,851.

Showing why he’s number one – This article shows you what Astedt is capable of in a single weekend at the poker tables. It’s not all about the biggest results and accolades from major poker series. Consistently taking down weekly tourneys like this is what makes Astedt number one.

Second career Turbo Series victory – Here Astedt secures his second career Turbo Series victory, winning $27,176 in the $109 Freezout event. At this point, Astedt still sits behind Chris “moorman1” Moorman in terms of total online winnings, with $13.9 million to his name. (Feb 2019)

Fourth (and latest) SCOOP title – Niklas Astedt has won four SCOOP titles over the course of his career. This article includes news of his fourth (and latest) SCOOP victory, which he earned in a fixed-limit Omaha event.

Two Warm-up results in one weekend – Another statement of consistency, Astedt defies the laws of variance once again, this time taking down the Daily Warm-Up twice in one weekend.

Huge WCOOP win for Niklas Astedt – In this 2020 article, Astedt picks up his second ever WCOOP title, this time in the 39-H: PKO High Roller, where he found himself heads-up against Gleb “Ti0373” Tremzin and playing for a final bounty worth around $100k. This result doesn’t show as one of Astedt’s biggest on PocketFives, as the bounty is not accounted for. Technically, it’s his fifth biggest online result.

Third WCOOP title comes within days – Just a few days later, Astedt picked up his second WCOOP title in as many days and the third of his career, taking down the 44-H for over $80k, and once again having to beat one of his online poker rivals to make it happen.

Astedt gets Stadium Series title – Niklas Astedt left it late to pick up a Stadium Series title, earning his in the $10k “Wrap-Up” Heat. He faced off against fellow crusher Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet heads-up, winning the contest to lock up what is still one of his biggest ever scores.

WSOP Circuit $10k Heads-up – This is one of Niklas Astedt’s most recent and largest cashes, $348,250 in a WSOP Circuit event. This competition is an expansion of the WSOP, and technically counted as a live event, although this year it was held online.

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