|Born||2 July 1986|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Sam Trickett (born 2 July 1986 in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British professional poker player. He is best known for finishing second, losing heads-up to Antonio Esfandiari in the Big One for One Drop - winning over $10 million in prize money. He is currently the fifth-highest earner in tournament play of all time.
Trickett won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Luton Main Event in 2008, taking $215,178 in prize money. He cashed six times in the 41st World Series of Poker.
In late 2010, Trickett, alongside the likes of Tom Dwan, John Juanda and Phil Ivey, took part in a series of high-stakes cash games in Macau featuring a number of wealthy Chinese businessmen. In an interview in the January 2011 issue of Bluff Europe magazine Trickett revealed that he won approximately £1m in these games and that he was currently learning Mandarin.
In less than a month at the beginning of 2011 Trickett cashed for more than $3 million in super high buy-in small field no-limit hold'em tournaments. The $100k buy-in super high roller event at PCA, he won the $100k buy-in high roller event at the Aussie Millions and he got second place in what was then the largest buy-in tournament in history at the $250k super high roller event at the Aussie Millions.
On 13 November 2011, Trickett won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in Cannes and won €1,000,000.
On 3 July 2012, Trickett placed second in the WSOP's Big One for One Drop, a US$1 million buy-in event that is now the highest buy-in tournament ever. He won $10,112,001, making him Great Britain's all-time most successful poker player. Following this record-breaking cash, British media interest in Trickett intensified, culminating in the commission of an online documentary chronichling Trickett's early life up to his One Drop success.
On 1 February 2013, Trickett won the $250,000 Challenge at the 2013 Aussie Millions. For his efforts, Trickett earned $2,000,000 AUD, adding nearly $2.1 million USD to his bankroll.
As of 25 February 2014, his total live tournament winnings amount to $19,877,332, placing him 5th on the all-time poker money list after Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, and Erik Seidel.
In January 2013, Trickett announced his engagement to long-term partner Natasha Sandhu, although in an interview in December 2014 he announced he had split up with Natasha who was his partner for over 10 years.
- 2012 World Series of Poker results#Event 55
- Sam Trickett Results
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