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* Usman Siddique wins UKIPT6 London
* Main Event is over


7.15pm: Usman Siddique wins UKIPT6 London for £84,100; David Gassian runner up for £51,930
Level 29 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

Well, there’s not much heads-up play to report! Usman Siddique raised every pot, and David Gassian folded every single hand. He doubled up once when he was down to 225,000 (just two big blinds) when his 96 pipped Siddique’s 77 at the end of the K108Q9 board, but other than that Gassian seemed to have given up.

In the final hand he put his last 290,000 in the pot and Siddique naturally called. He had the A6 while Gassian had the K2; the board ran out 5J6J3 and that was it! Gassian finished in 2nd for £51,930.

Congratulations to Usman Siddique – the winner of UKIPT6 London, the coveted spade trophy, and £84,100!

We’ll have a full report of today’s final Day 3 action soon. –JS


Gassian blinds down
7.06pm: Heads up counts
Level 30 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

Usman Siddique – 14,775,000
David Gassian – 1,450,000

The Frenchman has a lot of work to do as heads up play begins. — MC

6.58pm: Joe Hindry eliminated in 3rd place for £37,310
Level 30 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

Joe Hindry’s rail was elated after he made the top three players as it earned his extra money that looked unlikely. His ladder only stretched so far though and he busted in third place.

He was down to his last 955,000 when he shoved from the button. Usman Siddique (who else?) picked up a hand in the big blind and called.

Hindry: 109
Siddique: A5

The board ran K4A42 failing to help Hindry and just like that the final table is heads up! — MC


Hindry busts in 3rd
6.48pm: Warren Russell eliminated in 4th place for £28,450
Level 30 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

Unfortunately for Warren Russell Level 29 was even worse than Level 28 as he busted to his nemesis, Usman Siddique. The chips went in preflop and the cards were on their backs.

Russell: A10
Siddique: 77

The board ran 6K33J. Siddique has flipped very well this week and that trend continued. — MC


Russell felted in 4th
6.43pm: Joe Hindry – absolutely blessed
Level 29 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

Having got lucky to double through Warren Russell earlier, Joe Hindry just got lucky again to chop a pot with David Gassian. He shoved over Gassian’s 125,000 raise for 1 million with the A9 and got called by Gassian with the Ath]. However the board ran out 8QQKK and he held on once more.

“Joe Hindry – absolutely blessed!” shouted a member of Hindry’s rail. –JS

6.31pm: Level up
Level 29 – Blinds 50,000-100,000 (10,000 ante)

6.30pm: Siddique’s grip ever tighter
Level 28 – Blinds 40,000-80,000 (10,000 ante)

The good news for Warren Russell is that level 28 is over. The bad news is that he lost the last hand of level 28 to Usman Siddique, whose dominance became even greater.

Russell completed from the small blind and Siddique checked his option. Russell bet 90,000 on the 956 flop and 225,000 on the 6 turn. Siddique called the first bet but raised the second bet to 575,000. Russell called and called another 865,000 on the J river. Siddique opened A6 for trips and Russell mucked to drop to 1.95 million. Siddique moved up to 10.8 million. — MC

6.22pm: Daniel Harwood gone in 5th for £22,540
Level 28 – Blinds 40,000-80,000 (10,000 ante)

With Joe Hindry having doubled up recently, Daniel Harwood was the shortest stack at the table and needed to find a good spot to double. He thought he’d at least found a good spot to pick up the blinds and antes when he jammed for his last 900,000 with the 88, but David Gassian was waiting to act behind him with the JJ and made an easy call.

The board was safe the whole way for Gassian as it ran out 310Q72 to eliminate Harwood in 5th. He’ll take £22,540 home for his efforts here at the Hippodrome, while Gassian moves up to 2.4 million. –JS


Harwood says his goodbyes
6.06pm: Russell loses more
Level 28 – Blinds 40,000-80,000 (10,000 ante)

It’s not been a great level for Warren Russell and he’s looking a little frustrated. He seemed to really want to call a river bet just now but thought better of it, and folded to drop to 3.28 million.

Usman Siddique had raised pre flop, bet the flop, bet 185,000 on the turn and 415,000 on the river. The final board read 5K644. Siddique stretched his lead as he moved up to 8.2 million — MC

5.50pm: Hindry hits to double through Russell
Level 28 – Blinds 40,000-80,000 (10,000 ante)

It looked dire for Joe Hindry for a minute there. He shoved all-in for his last 875,000 and it folded around to Warren Russell in the big blind who snapped with his AK. Hindry had kicker issues with his A7 but they were soon cleared up when he made two pair on the 3A7 flop. The turn came the 4 and the river the 8, and it was a full, much-needed double up for the 21-year-old pro. He now sits with 1.84 million, while Russell dips to 3.625 million. –JS


Hindry’s back in this one
5.33pm: Level up
Level 28 – Blinds 40,000-80,000 (10,000 ante)

5.22pm: Chips on the break

Seat Player Country Status Chips
1 Daniel Harwood United Kingdom 1,030,000
2 David Gassian France 2,110,000
3 Jack Salter United Kingdom PokerStars Player 6th
4 Warren Russell Canada 4,745,000
5 Usman Siddique United Kingdom 7,245,000
6 Joe Hindry United Kingdom 1,095,000
7 David Docherty United Kingdom PokerStars Qualifier 8th
8 Morten Halvorsen Norway PokerStars Player 7th

5.12pm: Break time
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

Players have gone on a 20 minute break. –JS

5.10pm: Jack Salter eliminated in 6th for £17,550
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

He was the biggest and most accomplished player coming into this final table, but Jack Salter has just been eliminated and so won’t be adding to a UKIPT title to his amazing resume.

Salter opened to 125,000 before chip leader Usman Siddique shoved from the small blind. Salter made a quick call with his AK, while it was 55 for Siddique.

The flop was a frustrating one for Jack; he found no help at all with the 10106, but the J turn did give him a straight draw as well as the two overs. However, the 7 landed on the river and Salter’s 955,000 slid to Siddique.

Salter takes home a not-too-shabby £17,550 for 6th, while Siddique is our massive chip boss with 7,245,000. –JS


Salter’s gone in 6th
5pm: Hindry bluffs, goes short
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

Joe Hindry has work to do after he bluffed off a chunk to Warren Russell to drop to 860,000.

He opened to 120,000 and Russell called in the big blind. The flop came Q87 and Hindry continued for 135,000. Call. Both players checked the 7 turn before Russell check-called a 335,000 bet on the A river. Hindry could only muster K9, losing out to Russell’s A5. — MC

4.50pm: Morten Halvorsen eliminated in 7th for £12,780
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

We were beginning to get a large Norwegian rail for Morten Halvorsen, but he’s just busted his 7th and they’ve all cleared off.

Halvorsen kicked off the pot with an open to 125,000 and it folded around to Usman Siddique ion the big blind who made up the bet. We saw the 987 flop hit the felt, and for some reason it instantly felt like we were going to see some action.

Siddique checked it and Halvorsen continued for 150,000, only to be met with a raise to 400,000. Halvorsen thought for a while and his rail grew increasingly interested, and they were right to – he shoved for 950,000 total and Siddique made the call.

The flop had hit Siddique hard – his 109 gave him top pair and an up-and-down straight flush draw. Meanwhile, Halvorsen’s jam was a semi-bluff with his A10 for a straight draw. The board bricked out for him with the 4 turn and K river and so his chips were slid to Siddique.

Halvorsen will take home £12,780 for his deep run, while Siddique is now chip leader with 6 million. –JS


Halvorsen: “I’ll get me coat.”
4.30pm: Big stacks tangle
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

For the last three hands, five players have sat back and watched the two chip leaders, Warren Russell and Usman Siddique, battle each other. The final score ended 2-1 to Siddique.

Siddique opened to 130,000 from under the gun and Russell called from the big blind. The flop came AA10 and Russell check-raised Siddique’s 135,000 c-bet up to 325,000. Call. The turn was the Q and Russell check-folded to a 280,000 bet.

The next hand saw Russell complete from the small blind and Siddique check his big blinded option. The flop spread 892 and both players checked to the K turn where Rusell led for 100,000. Call. Siddique made it 2-0 on the 6 river as Russell check-folded to his 140,000 bet.

Russell had to get some creditability back and did so on the very next hand. He opened to 125,000 and then four-bet to 850,000 after Siddique had three-bet to 335,000. Fold.

That last hand comeback by Russell saw him reclaim the lead he had lost during the previous two hands.

Siddique – 4,995,000
Russell – 5,055,000
— MC

4.11pm: Blinds up
Level 27 – Blinds 30,000-60,000 (10,000 ante)

4.05pm: Russell tussles in every pot
Level 26 – Blinds 25,000-50,000 (5,000 ante)

Chip leader Warren Russell has been very active over the last orbit, raising every pot folded to him and playing several interesting pots as a result.

In one hand, Morten Halvorsen opened to 125,000 and it folded around to Russell, who called from the big blind. We saw a 4Q8 flop fall down, which was checked to the Norwegian allowing him to c-bet 125,000. The chip leader then bumped it up to 275,000, and it didn’t take long for Halvorsen to announce he was all-in. It would cost Russell around another half a million to call but he opted to fold. Halvorsen went up to 1.2 million after that one.

In the very next hand, it was Daniel Harwood he was tussling with. Hardwood opened to 105,000 and again Russell was the only caller. The flop was the 559 and the chip leader checked, and Harwood made a bet of 140,000. It was called, so the 3 dropped on the turn. It went check, 215,000, call on that street, resulting in the A on the river. Russell checked again and Harwood reached for the black 100,000 chips. He put out three blacks and three blues for a total of 315,000 and Russell snapped it off with A10. He’d got there on the river, although we’ll never know if he was ever behind as Harwood mucked.
Harwood was left with just 640,000 and is now our short stack, while Russell hovers around the 4.2 million mark. –JS

3.55pm: Cheeky chappie Harwood
Level 26 – Blinds 25,000-50,000 (5,000 ante)

Jack Salter nodded in admiration after he was bluffed off a pot by Daniel Harwood.

Harwood raised to 105,000 off the button and Salter peeled from the big blind to see an AA2 flop. The action was checked to the turn where Salter led for 70,000. Harwood snap called and then bet the 7 river when Salter checked to him. When the latter folded he opened 64 and his stack rose to 1.72 million. Salter dropped to 1.32 million. — MC

3.40pm: Halvorsen gets busy
Level 26 – Blinds 25,000-50,000 (5,000 ante)

The man from Norway has been pretty quiet so far at this final table, but in the last orbit he’s moved all-in twice and got no callers. It’s only a matter of time until he clashes with someone. –JS

3.29pm: Russell gets stronger; Salter falters
Level 26 – Blinds 25,000-50,000 (5,000 ante)

Having eliminated David Docherty before the break, Jack Salter was starting to build some momentum but he’s just given all of those chips and more to chip leader Warren Russell.

Salter made it 105,000 to go and Russell was the only caller, taking us to the 55J flop. Both checked, and the dealer burned and turned the K. It went check check once more, so we saw the 3 land on the river. Now Salter put together a bet of 225, only for Russell to come backk over the top with a bet of 500,000. Salter made the call but mucked when Russell showed his J10.

After that hand Salter was back down to roughly where he started (1.3 million), while Russell has taken an even bigger lead up to 4.8 million. –JS

3.12pm: Play resumes
Level 26 – Blinds 25,000-50,000 (5,000 ante)

2.53pm: Break time chip counts

Seat Player Country Status Chips
1 Daniel Harwood United Kingdom 780,000
2 David Gassian France 2,550,000
3 Jack Salter United Kingdom PokerStars Player 2,100,000
4 Warren Russell Canada 4,600,000
5 Usman Siddique United Kingdom 3,900,000
6 Joe Hindry United Kingdom 1,200,000
7 David Docherty United Kingdom PokerStars Qualifier 8th
8 Morten Halvorsen Norway PokerStars Player 910,000

2.45pm: Break to move
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)

The clock is paused as the players are moving rooms. We’ll be shortly with more live action. –JS

2.40pm: David Docherty eliminated in 8th for £8,731
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)


Docherty – 8th place
In an unfortunate turn of events, David Docherty has now finished 8th in both of his two UKIPT final table appearances. His last one was in 2011 at UKIPT2 Dublin, and it was an identical story here today.

After Jack Salter opened to 90,000, Docherty moved all-in for his last 451,000. Salter asked for a count, and realising it was just eight big blinds more to call he announced it and turned over the Q[TH]. Docherty was in great shape with his AA.

“It’s the first time I’ve had aces all tournament,” Docherty told the table. “It’s perfect timing, you’ve got to call there.”

“Just saying, I am pretty lucky,” replied Salter.

He’s not kidding. The Q89 flop helped him immediately, but not as much as the J on the turn which gave Salter the straight. The 8 completed the board.

“Good luck boys,” said Docherty, always a gentleman despite his clear disappointment. It’s been a great run for the Scot who turned 29 on Friday. Meanwhile, Salter now sits with 2.1 million. –JS

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Docherty gets the bad news
2.28pm: What’s French for card rack?
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)

If you’re going to pick up a bunch of big hands, you want to get them in the latter stages of the tournament, not the first level. Just ask David Gassian.

The Frenchman knocked out the first two players of the day holding pocket kings and since he’s been at the final table he’s hit quads and picked up aces to move up to 2.55 million.

David Docherty raised to 85,000 from early position and was called by Gassian and Usman Siddique en route to a 2J2 flop. Docherty continued for 140,000 and was called by both opponents. The turn was the 5 and Gassian bet 130,000. Siddique was the only caller but he folded too after Gassian bombed the river for 725,000. Siddique folded and Gassian opened 22 for quads!


Gassian on a charge
A short while after, he raised to 85,000 from the button before Warren Russell three-bet to 215,000 from the big blind. Gassian came back with a four-bet to 511,000 and showed aces once his Canadian opponent folded. — MC

2.08pm: Ladies for Salter
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)

Jack Salter’s up to 1.22 million now, having just won a pot from David Gassian with the help of three lovely ladies.

It folded around and Gassian limped from the small blind before Salter made it 125,000 to see a flop. Gassian called and it came the 10Q10, which both players checked. We then saw the 10 land on the turn, and once again both checked – leading us to believe that nobody had a big hand here. But when the 2 hit the river, Gassian checked again and Salter made a bet of 177,000. The Frenchman made a quick call but mucked as Salter turned over the QQ.–JS

2pm: Semi-bluff from Russell leaves DD winded
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)

It’s not been the best start to the day for David Docherty, who came into the final 3rd in chips. He’s lost a few since then, including in this hand against Warren Russell.

RusselL min-opened to 80,000 which got two callers in Docherty and Daniel Harwood. The flop came the 7103 and it checked to Docherty, who took control with a 140,000 bet. Only Russell called, taking us to the 8 on the turn. Russell checked once more and now Docherty counted out a bet of 325,000 and slid it over the line. Russell announced “all-in” and Docherty sighed as he made a quick fold.

“I wish I’d checked it back,” he told Joe Hindry after Russell showed his 45 for straight and flush draws. –JS

1.46pm: Level up
Level 25 – Blinds 20,000-40,000 (5,000 ante)

1.44pm: Big hand here!
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Daniel Harwood lost a small pot to Joe Hindry and the very next hand; he wasn’t going to be messed about.

The Cheltenham lad raised to 65,000 from under the gun before Usman Siddique three-bet to 165,000 from the cutoff. When the action got back to Harwood he snap jammed for 779,000. Siddique went into the tank and Harwood went into chat mode.

“Big hand here!” he said while tapping his finger on his cards. Siddique thought for another minute and let his hand go before Harwood showed QJ. “I looked strong, didn’t I?” said a proud Harwood. — MC

1.29pm: Great flop, terrible turn for DD
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

David Docherty must’ve been loving life when he flopped a straight in a three-way pot; a terrible turn card meant he chopped at showdown though.

Daniel Harwood opened to 65,000 from early position and he was called by Warren Russell (button) and Docherty (big blind). The flop fanned 9810 and Harwood bet 105,000 when the action was checked to him. Docherty was the only caller, and he check-called another 220,000 on the J turn before both players checked the 10 river. Docherty opened J7 and chopped with Russell after he revealed 107. — MC

1.18pm: Battle of the big stacks
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Warren Russell and Usman Siddique are side by side with the two biggest stacks in this event. And right now, they’re pretty much dead even.

In the last hand, Russell opened the button to 65,000 and Siddique called from the small blind. The flop fanned 248 and both players checked, taking us to the J on the turn. Now Siddique took the betting lead, sliding out 68,000 which Russell called, resulting in the 4 on the river. Siddique went back to checking but Russell wasn’t going to let a cheap showdown happen. He counted out 225,000 and put them in, and Siddique thought for a minute before making the call.#

We’d never see Siddique’s hand though, as he mucked when Russell revealed the A9 for a runner runner flush. Both players are on roughly 4 million right now. –JS

1.10pm: Back in the action
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Play has resumed here at the final table. –JS

12.50pm: Final table
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

You can find out more about all eight finalists in our final table player profiles here.

Seat Player Country Status Chips
1 Daniel Harwood United Kingdom 1,302,000
2 David Gassian France 2,234,000
3 Jack Salter United Kingdom PokerStars Player 886,000
4 Warren Russell Canada 3,961,000
5 Usman Siddique United Kingdom 4,132,000
6 Joe Hindry United Kingdom 1,327,000
7 David Docherty Scotland PokerStars Qualifier 1,531,000
8 Morten Halvorsen Norway PokerStars Player 732,000

12.38pm: Jack Hardcastle eliminated in 9th for £6,900
Level 24 – Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Well, he came into the day as our shortest stack, so it was no surprise to see Jack Hardcastle making moves early. It turns out he did with a huge hand – but it was still beat.

Usman Siddique opened the action to 65,000 and it folded around to Hardcastle in the cut-off. He moved all-in for 280,000 before David Gassian raised it up to 525,000, a clear isolation. It folded back to Siddique who gave it up, and the cards were on their backs.

Hardcastle – AK
Gassian – KK

Hardcastle would need to hit an ace, but the board ran out 79K6J, so Gassian’s set was never in trouble. Hardcastle takes home £6,900 for his 9th place finish, and we’re currently getting to know our remaining players a little better while they’re on a break.

The official final table of eight will kick off soon, so stick around. –JS


Hardcastle (in the blue) says goodbye to pal Joe Hindry
12.24pm: Table re-draw
Level 23- Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Here’s how the players are seated now we’re down to one table:

Seat Player Country Status
1 Daniel Harwood United Kingdom
2 Jack Hardcastle United Kingdom
3 David Gassian France
4 Jack Salter United Kingdom PokerStars Player
5 Warren Russell Canada
6 Usman Siddique United Kingdom
7 Joe Hindry United Kingdom
8 David Docherty Scotland PokerStars Qualifier
9 Morten Halvorsen Norway PokerStars Player


12.15pm: Anatolis Jevtejev eliminated in 10th place (£5,640)
Level 23- Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Well, it didn’t take long to get down to one table, with Anatolis Jevtejev busting on the second hand of the day, and it was a cooler that did for him.

David Gassian opened from late position and snap called after Jevtejev three-bet all in from the blinds.

Jevtejev: JJ
Gassian: KK

The board ran KA63J to make both players sets. The players are being re-drawn on to one table of nine and we’ll post the details once we have them. — MC


Anatolis Jevtejev – gone in 10th
12.13pm: That didn’t take long!
Level 23- Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

We’ve already lost a player so the clock is paused while we re-draw for one table. Details of the bust-out are coming shortly. –JS

12.10pm: Better late than never
Level 23- Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

Well, we didn’t quite kick off the action at 12pm, but ten minutes later and the cards are now in the air. Tournament Director Luca Vivaldi has just informed the players that they’ll become one table of nine when we lose our first player. –JS

11.50am: Welcome back to UKIPT6 London final day!
Level 23- Blinds 15,000-30,000 (4,000 ante)

We are just nine exits away from crowning a brand new UKIPT champion and the first of Season 6. Yesterday was an action-packed day where the field was whittled down from 176 players to the few heroes we have left today. The 11 levels offered up so much great action – even losing a player on the last hand of the night – so we’re hoping for similar drama today.


Jack Salter starts 5th in chips
There’s a great mix of experience, talent and stack sizes on show today and the the final nine seat draw could go a long way to deciding the title. We’re still on two tables of five for now and this is how they’ll line up to start with:

Jack Salter United Kingdom PokerStars Player 1 1 1,231,000
Usman Siddique United Kingdom 1 3 4,337,000
David Docherty United Kingdom PokerStars Qualifier 1 4 1,283,000
Joe Hindry United Kingdom 1 6 1,622,000
Jack Hardcastle United Kingdom 1 8 365,000
Warren Russell Canada 3 2 3,894,000
David Gassian France 3 3 820,000
Daniel Harwood United Kingdom 3 4 1,220,000
Morten Halvorsen Norway PokerStars Player 3 6 720,000
Anatolis Jevtejev Lithuania 3 7 636,000

Join us back here midday when play is due to get underway. –MC

Key UKIPT6 London Facts:

– 25,000 starting stack
– Blinds starting at 50-100 for 250 big blinds
– Levels are 60 minutes, and the plan is to a winer today
– Full UKIPT schedule here.
– Other tournaments today include Day 2 £330 London Cup starting at 1pm and a Ladies Event starting.

PokerStars Blog Reporting Team at UKIPT6 London: Marc Convey and Jack Stanton. Photos by Mickey May. Follow the PokerStars Blog on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog

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