British poker player Usman Siddique first came to attention back in April 2016 when he conquered the UKIPT6 London Main Event for £84,100 at the age of 23. Back then, Siddique considered his mixed games abilities as his biggest advantage: "In mixed games, you have to adjust to each individual game. This helps in MTTs where the dynamics are constantly changing," he said.
Siddique, who was born in Walsall but resides in London, is now a familiar face on the European poker circuit. He set his new personal best result this April, finishing third in the partypoker Millions Nottingham Main Event for £105,000. Siddique has already bested that prize by making the PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event final table.
Siddique has been in a fine form here at PokerStars Championship Barcleona. He made it to the last three tables in the PokerStars National Championship, finishing 24th in a giant, record-breaking field of 4,557 entries for a €17,510. Then he entered the Main Event, kicking off strong on Day 1b. He doubled with aces against kings and then bagged the fifth biggest stack before the start of Day 2; he was the highest ranked player among all finalists.
Accomplished live, Siddique is prolific online as well. His accolades include a PokerStars Sunday Million final table and a Spring Championship of Online Poker title.
Siddique's Main Event run:
|Day 2||191,000||5 / 865|
|Day 3||172,500||128 / 287|
|Day 4||1,296,000||11 / 70|
|Day 5||4,650,000||3 / 16|
|Day 6||3,875,000||6 / 6|