Usman Siddique is the latest poker player to be crowned a PokerStars UKIPT champion after he topped a star-studded field of 644 in Season 6’s London Main Event, adding £84,100 to his lifetime winnings as a result.
UKIPT6 London Main Event final table results
Ninety-five players made it into the money places with the likes of Neil Slade, Rainer Kempe, Paul Romain, Antoine Saout, Felix Stephensen, Matas Cimbolas, Leo Margets, James Mitchell, and Richard Kellett all banking some cash for their substantial efforts across their two days of poker action.
Only 10 players progressed from Day 2 to the third and final day, with Siddique holding the chip lead.
Within five minutes of the final day commencing, David Gassian opened with and instantly called when Anatolis Jevtejev three-bet all-in with . Both players ended the hand with sets after the five community cards fell , but Jevtejev’s hand was still second best, leading him to crash out in 10th place.
Jack Hardcastle then fell victim to another pair of Gassian’s kings, this time pushing into Gassian’s , with Gassian flopping top set to leave Hardcastle dead in the water, and setting the official final table.
First to fall at the final table was David Docherty who moved all-in for 451,000 after Jack Salter raised to 90,000 during the 20,000/40,000/5,000a level. Salter called with and was in terrible shape against Docherty’s , but only until the turn of the board, which improved Salter to a straight, and resigned Docherty to an eighth place finish.
Seventh place went to Morten Halvorsen who raised to 125,000 at the 30,000/60,000/10,000a level, a raise called by Siddique in the big blind. Siddique checked on the flop, Halvorsen bet 150,000, only to be check-raised to 450,000. Halvorson moved all-in for 950,000 in total, a bet that was called.
Halvorson showed and needed help from the turn or river because Siddique held . Help never arrived as the was followed into view by the river to bust Halvorsen.
Salter was the next player to lose his chips, his tournament ending with a sixth place finish. Salter made it 125,000 to play with , Siddique shoved from small blind with , and Salter called. A final board reading sent Salter to the rail and cemented Siddique’s chip lead in the tournament.
During Level 28, with blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000a, Daniel Harwood moved all-in for 900,000 with , a move that would usually pick up the blinds and antes. However, this time around it picked up a caller because Gassian was lying in wait with . The board was friendly to Gassian’s jacks, not so much to Harwood’s eights, and the tournament was left with only four players competing.
Those four became three when Warren Russell’s [AsTh[ couldn’t get there versus Siddique’s , and shortly after that hand, Joe Hindry got his last 9.5 big blinds into the middle of the felt with and lost to Siddique’s to send the tournament to the heads-up stage.
Siddique held a 14,775,000 to 1,450,000 chip lead over Gassian and it proved to be too much of a gap for the Frenchman to bridge. By the time the final hand took place, Gassian was down to 290,000 chips, less than three big blinds, and this handful of chips went in while holding , which faced off against Siddique’s . A few seconds later, the board read and Siddique had won the UKIPT London Main Event.
Next up for the UKIPT is its annual jaunt to Marbella between June 14-19. The Main Event costs €1,100 to enter, but there are satellites running now at PokerStars from €1.65.
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