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  • Sam Trickett

    Born: 1986-07-02, East Retford, United Kingdom

    A youngster from East Retford, England has rocked the poker world hard. It seems that in a few years while he has been playing he managed to reach something that very few poker players have.

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  • A youngster from East Retford, England has rocked the poker world hard. It seems that in a few years while he has been playing he managed to reach something that very few poker players have. He does not have lots of big wins yet, but the ones that he has makes him TOP3 by his earnings at World Series of Poker. Now the pro player at Titan Poker has over $11 million in cashes from WSOP, $1 million from Partouche Poker Tour, etc. Nobody knows how far this kid may go, but poker pros promise him big future.

    Sam Trickett Story

    Trickett dreamed about a career of a completely different sort, to say the least. From his early youth was dreaming of becoming a professional footballer. And actually, he became one when he signed for Hartepool United where he gave his best until one day in 2005 when he had injured his knee. When the doctors said it is over, Sam decided to give it a go at poker and has quickly become a regular at the casinos all around Sheffield.

    Everything about Sam Trickett was recently put into a documentary.

    Sam Trickett in Poker

    It seems that since 2005 when Sam Trickett started poker, it all went one way – only up. He started playing $10 Sit and Go's at online poker, he crashed all the local casinos and quickly built a bankroll big enough to start playing high-roller games. And it all went pretty well for him, too.

    Sam Trickett's first win was £100 buy-in No Limit Hold'em in 2007. He managed to win it and claim over £3.600. After that the buy-ins grew rapidly and in 2008 he already cashed in his first World Series of Poker Event - $5000 No Limit Hold'em. The same year, he finished 1st in Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Event and claimed over $215.000.

    After that, he started playing more and more high stakes games, he and a couple of other poker pros including Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan stated taking trips to Macau and play in High Stakes Cash games versus some of the wealthiest businessmen in Asia.

    As Sam said in one interview, he has won in Macau over $3 million. For the last couple of years Sam Trickett has been riding high tides as in 2010 he got his sponsorship deal with TitanPoker, 2011 he has been recognized as Britain's Best Cash Games player as well as 2011 European Poker Player of the Year while in 2012 he finished second in WSOP The Big One for One Drop and climbed to the top winning poker players of all time.

    Significant Poker Finishes

    Sam Trickett is yet to win every poker player's dream A WSOP Bracelet, but he has earned over $16 million in his winnings via finishes in events all over the world. Here are some of the most significant money finishes of Sam Trickett:

    • 2008 WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em – 4th, $245.000
    • 2008, GUPK £ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - 1st place, £109.000
    • 2010, WSOP $5.000 No Limit Hold'em – 2nd, $505.000
    • 2011, A$ 100,000 No Limit Hold'em - 1st,$ 1,508,258
    • 2011,A$ 250,000 Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em€ 8,500 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event – 2nd, $ 1,384,631
    • 2011, €8.500 Partouche Poker Tour - Main Event, Cannes - 1st place, $ 1,364,000
    • 2012, $1 Million The Big One for One Drop (WSOP) - 2nd place, $ 10,112,001

    The 2010 was pretty good for Sam Trickett, while 2011 was simply spectacular. He got two awards, won or finished high in numerous tournaments including Aussie Millions and Partouche €1 Million Challenge. But what a 2012 it has been for Trickett. Even though Trickett is yet to win a WPT or a WSOP event, his 2nd place $10 million win in the 43rd annual WSOP The Big One for One Drop made him highest earning Brit of all time, TOP 3 in WSOP Earnings (after Jamie Gold and Antonio Esfandiari).

    Interesting facts:

    • Started as a footballer at Hartepool United.
    • Favorite game – Pot Limit Omaha
    • Plays at Titan Poker since 2010