Sam Trickett Best Cash Poker Player In UK

Sam Trickett has followed up his success at the inaugural British Poker Awards in 2010 as the ‘Best New Player’ with a prize at this year’s ceremony for being the UK’s ‘Best Cash Player.’
Nottinghamshire born Sam Trickett cashed-in at his first live tournament in 2007, and only started playing online in 2008. However, his prowess at the game soon became apparent to all and by March, 2010, Trickett had become a sponsored pro at online site Titan Poker.
Back in May, 2010, Trickett complained:
“If I didn’t play cash games I would have been struggling [last] year. I lost £100,000 in tournaments but my cash games pulled me through. I probably won £10,000 overall. All the best players are good at cash games. There are only a few players in the world who only play tournaments [and still do well]. Phil Hellmuth is one.”
At that point in his tournament career, the now 25 year-old had won $497,472 in 2008 and $94,894 in 2009. Since then the UK pro who used to complain about not getting enough breaks in tournament play has gone on to amass a further $1,071,356 in 2010, and $3,022,119 so far in 2011 for overall live earnings of $4,728,178. Not bad for a player considered to be first and foremost a high stakes cash games specialist.
Tracking Sam Trickett’s cash game results is a lot harder, especially in the live arena, where information comes more sporadically. One thing we did learn, though, was that Trickett won around £1 million at the start of this year whilst playing at a high stakes cash poker game in Macau.
Bluffs are part and parcel of being a fearsome high-stakes competitor and at the time, Trickett said things in Macau were not going great until a well-timed bluff changed his fortunes. As he explained:
“I’m all in for 2 million HKD (£160,000) …But I just had a specific read on the hand and how it would play out…When I scooped the chips I actually felt my hands shaking as I stacked up the £200,000 profit. Tom just looked at me then texted me under the table saying, “Nice bluff”. He said at the time he was 100% I had it but saw the hands shake afterwards. He said he used to get that when he first ran his huge bluffs live.”
Online Sam Trickett is also showing a $346,718 profit playing as “tr1cky7” at PokerStars.
Congratulations to Sam Trickett on winning the UK ‘Best Cash Player’ award, an honour he thoroughly deserves.

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