The No.1 player on the United Kingdom’s all time money list, Sam Trickett has become the latest pro of partypoker family. Over the last 18 months, there has been a trend of recruiting celebrities and sports personalities. After PokerStars added several pros recently, it is now Partypoker welcoming Trickett into their family to represent the poker site at various international poker events. With Tricket on board, Partypoker wants to creates a sort of buzz and appeal to their site. Of late, the site has been using successful pros to uplift their market share and this new sponsorship deal with Trickett is being seen as a good move to bolster their global brand image.Sharing his excitement about Sam Trickett, Group Head of partypoker, Tom Waters said “It is testament to the recent success of partypoker that such a renowned player like Sam was eager to join the team,” Waters said. “Sam will be a great addition to partypoker, hosting new and exciting high-stakes cash games on the site that I’m sure will make great viewing for the players.”
Sam Trickett, who has just joined the Partypoker as the ambassador, was supposed to become professional footballer, but two serious knee injuries dashed his dream of becoming a football star. After the dreams and hopes shattered, the poker from Nottinghamshire, UK started working as a plumber and later went to become a gas fitter. It was during his gas-fitting career that Trickett discovered poker and quickly realized that he had a knack for the game. Although he never thought of becoming a poker star, but he found it a way to earn big bucks. The decision turned out to be good one and he went on to become the most successful British poker player.
Sam Trickett started playing at local casinos and soon brought his poker skills to the online felt. Best known by his online alias “Tricky”, he started from the $10 S’n’G’s and went on to reach the top from here. The man won millions playing live poker tournaments. A few four-figure tournament scores back in 2007 did not mean big wins for him, but when in June 2008 he finished 4th in a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker for $245,927 along with another win in a £1,060 buy-in tournament in London for £109,050, he became international poker face. These wins gave both international fame and money for Trickett.
The year 2009 did not turn out to be good one for Tricket and his bankroll was decimated. Luckily for him, a sponsor saw some potential in him and sponsored him for some tournament at the 2010 WSOP where he cashed 6 times, including a 7th place finish in a $25,000 buy-in six-max event to win $141,168 and a runner-up finish in a $5,000 side event to earn $505,725. Later the same year, Trickett went on to finish fourth in EPT Vilamoura for €139,681 and win the $10,000 partypoker World Open VI for $200,000. In 2011, he was named as the European Poker Player of the Year, and Britain’s Best Cash Player the same year. In Live poker tournaments, he is best known for winning the 2011 Aussie Millions A$ 100,000 High Roller event for $1.5 million.
After some big wins Tricket’s confidence was sky-high and there was no stopping for him. A mixture of his poker skills and little good run enabled him to bulldoze his opponents in some of the biggest buy-in events across the world. Some of Trickett’s biggest achievements include:
- First place in a $100,500 High Roller at the 2011 Aussie Millions for $1,525,000
- Second place in a $250,000 Super High Roller at the 2011 Aussie Millions for $1,400,000
- First place in the €8,500 Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in 2011 for €1,000,000
- Second place in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop for $10,112,001
- Seventh place in the HK$258,000 Super High Roller in 2012 for $999,186
- First place in the $250,000 Super High Roller at the 2011 Aussie Millions for $2,000,000
- Second place in the $125,000 partypoker Premier League in 2013 for $254,000
- Fifth place in the €50,000 Super High Roller EPT Barcelona in 2014 for €288,400
In total, Trickett has won more than $20.5 million from live poker tournaments and is now sitting on 8th position with $ 20,581,462 in the all time money list. Today, he is a top player on the United Kingdom’s all time money list.