UK Pro Sam Trickett Wins $10 Million In Las Vegas

UK Pro Sam Trickett Wins $10 Million In Las VegasBack in November, 2011, Sam Trickett became the UK’s biggest earning live tournament pro after winning the €8,500 Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for a €1 million ($1,365,680) payday.
At that point Trickett had boosted his live tournament earnings to around $6.5 million, propelling himself ahead of Dave Ulliott in 2nd place ($6,006,899) and Roland de Wolfe in 3rd ($5,330,556). Yesterday, however, a new chapter was opened in the 26 year old’s poker pro’s resume after finishing 2nd to Antonio Esfandiari in the $1 million buy-in WSOP ‘The Big One For One Drop,’ for a total payout of $10,112,001.
Consequently, as well as consolidating an insurmountable lead on his UK poker competition, Sam Trickett has now also moved to 4th on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $16,471,097 in earnings, just behind a 3rd place Phil Ivey on$16,691,415.
Incredibly, Sam Trickett made the $1 million event’s final table just as the clock chimed midnight to mark the start of his 26th birthday. Trickett then entered the final table 2nd in chips just behind Antonio Esfandiari, with the two pros domineering the play until deciding the competition after a brief heads-up battle.
Starting the heads-up at a roughly 2.5 to 1 disadvantage, Sam Trickett eventually found his WSOP bracelet hopes resting on a flush draw after getting it all-in with Qd-6d on a Jd-5d-5c flop with Esfandiari holding 7d-5s for trips. The turn and river then produced the 3h and 2h handing the $18,346,673 top prize to the US pro, while Sam Trickett walked away with the second biggest prize in poker history of $10,112,001.
Commenting on the final hand, Trickett wrote on twitter: “Lost HU 🙁 kind of angry at my self for taking a high variance line on the last hand but ah well! $10m should ease the disappointment.”
Incredibly, the multi-talented UK pro is also a cash game specialist and won the 2011 British Poker Awards as the UK’s ‘Best Cash Player.’ He is also a regular at Macau’s Big Game, where he plays million dollar pots against the game’s elite, as well as wealthy Asian businessman. Congratulations to Sam Trickett on his latest success in Las Vegas.
The final table payouts at the $1 Million Buy-In ‘Big One For One Drop’ was as follows:
1. Antonio Esfandiari — $18,346,673
2. Sam Trickett — $10,112,001
3. David Einhorn — $4,352,000
4. Phil Hellmuth — $2,645,333
5. Guy Laliberté — $1,834,666
6. Brian Rast — $1,621,333
7. Bobby Baldwin — $1,408,000
8. Richard Yong — $1,237,333
9. Mike Sexton — $1,109,333

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