Sam Trickett Wins $1.8m At Macau Big Game

Sam Trickett Wins $1.8m At Macau Big GameRecently poke pro Sam Trickett won the Partouche Poker Tour for €1 million ($1,365,680), propelling him to the top of the UK’s ‘All-Time Money List’ with around $6.5 million in live career tournament earnings.
In addition, the 25 year-old was also voted the British Poker Awards ‘Best Cash Player’ of the year and he has been demonstrating those skills recently, on the other side of the world in Macau.
The nose bleed cash game known as the ‘Macau Big Game’ has been underway at the StarWorld’s Poker King Club for several weeks now. In addition to the wealthy Chinese businessmen involved, are a number of poker’s top pros including Phil Ivey, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Johnny Chan, Andrew “good2cu” Robl, and, of course, Sam Trickett.
On Thursday, December 1st, Trickett sat down to a marathon session of
HKD$5,000/HKD$10,000 (US$650/$1,300) alongside Tom Dwan, and when he finally quit exhausted he had amassed HKD$14 million (USD$1.8 million) in winnings.
After such a profitable session, Trickett seemed reluctant to leave the game but the long hours took their toll on the pro, who later tweeted:
“Feel ill,so had to quit the game, feel more ill about that…!”
A few days earlier, Trickett had given an insight into the demands of the Big Game and tweeted:
“It’s sick how long the games run for here! played 20 hours and had to leave, was a bit jet lagged, sometime i wish humans didnt have to sleep.”
Other news coming from Macau is that Asian Poker Tour President Tom Hall will no longer be providing us with updates as he has commitments elsewhere. Before leaving Macau, though, Hall disclosed he lost some money playing in the ‘Big Game’ himself and wrote:
“Well going back to Hong Kong after a short and unfortunately losing session. Playing 5k, 10k blinds. Was up, then got stacked. Tom Dwan and Sam Trickett were in the game with myself and the regulars and both doing well. Got durrrred once on the river by Mr. Dwan in a pretty big pot, luckily took insurance that saved me. I overshoved with middle set and got called by tom with a big flush draw and he got there on the river. Fun evening though, Sam is running on pure red bull I think.”

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