Sam Trickett Becomes UK Poker's All-Time Money Leader

Sam Trickett has now become UK poker’s ‘All-Time Money Leader,’ after a spectacular weekend in which he triumphed at the Partouche Poker Tour main event final table for a €1 million ($1,365,680) payday.
With his latest win, the Titan Poker sponsored pro has moved his live career tournament earnings to around $6.5 million, putting him ahead of Dave Ulliott in 2nd ($6,006,899) and Roland de Wolfe in 3rd ($5,330,556).
The 25 year-old from Nottinghamshire only cashed in at his first live tournament in 2007, but his results have continued to climb relentlessly ever since. In 2008, Trickett earned $497,472, in 2009 won $94,894, in 2010 a further $1,071,356, before now amassing a staggering $4,694,580 so far in 2011.
The ground work for Sam Trickett’s latest €1 million win was laid back in September, when 570 players entered the €8,500 buy-in main event at the Casino Palm Beach in Cannes, France. The tournament then broke when just nine players remained with the action resuming two months later this weekend past.
Leading the way at Saturday’s final table was the UK pro Sam Trickett with a slight lead over his opponents. By the end of play just four players remained who returned the following day to decide the eventual winner.
Eventually, Salman Behbehani (USA) would enter heads-up play holding a 2 to 1 chip lead against Trickett. However, Sam Trickett managed to pull into the lead before the defining hand was played in which he was dealt pocket tens to the American’s A-Jo. A raising war then saw all the chips pushed to the centre of the table pre-flop, and with no help from the board Salman Behbehani finished the runner-up for €600,000, while Sam Trickett lifted the title, and the €1,000,000 top prize.
The payouts at the final table were as follows:
1.Samuel Trickett €1,000,000
2.Salman Behbehani €600,000
3.Oleksil Kovalchuk €379,760
4.Ilan Boujenah €300,000
5.Roger Hairabedian €230,000
6.Alexander Dovzhenko €190,000
7.Mustapha Kanit €160,000
8.Alexandre Coussy €130,000
9.Mads Wissing €100,000

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