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Sam Trickett Is Single Again

Tags: break up, Natasha Sandhu, Sam Trickett.
Posted on 04 December 2014 by "T".

2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop runner-up Sam Trickett recently announced on his blog on Everest that he and Natasha Sandhu have parted ways after 10 years together. The decision seems to have been mutual and he wrote that he and Natasha "have grown apart over the time it has taken us to mature into adults. "It seems like all the travelling to play poker over the past years was one of the main reasons the relationship didn't last...

"Every job can create a problem for your relationship, and the ones that poker provides can be tough. One of the most difficult parts of the job was being away from each other for long periods of time. The more successful you are, the more you seem to travel and want to play," Sam explained. "We tried to cure this problem by Tash traveling with me, but it compounded the issue. I would worry that she was in her hotel room, all alone, with nothing but an absurd foreign TV show for company."

"It would put me off my game, or I would leave early to go back to meet her. So, over time, Tash came away with me less and less. As I departed for each trip I think we drifted further and further apart. We also got a couple of puppies so that lead to her now staying at home more and more. I think connection is extremely important in a relationship. It needs to be kept on the burner, so it's hot. We lost that. Our love evolved differently. We cared for each other more than ever, but the spark was gone."

Sam Trickett first met ‘Tash' at the age of 16...
"I first met Tash when I was 16 years old. It was at a school disco and I remember kissing her for the first time and something felt different. I felt extremely attracted to her and it was exciting. I'm not too sure about that ‘love at first sight' thing, but I knew straight away that she was special. A few years later I would bump into her again, in Retford, and our relationship began."

"There was no Facebook or Twitter, back then - just a lot of texting. She would always do really thoughtful things for me. She was going out of her way to make me happy and she always put me first. Our relationship moved forward very quickly and before you know it we had been together 10 years. I was 18 back then; today I am 28."

Not first first time they have called it quits...

"This is the second time we have broken up. The first time was when I went to Cape Town to teach poker. I was broke, suffering a lot of stress, and didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I never opened my heart to her; allowed her to experience my pain, and that caused a divide between us. When we got back together, I let her in. Things were different. And then I went on that amazing run. I won millions of dollars in a really short amount of time. Lucky streak is not the word for it. Suddenly, it felt like a new start; one that I wasn't going to screw up."


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9 comments on "Sam Trickett Is Single Again"

 Robbo199004/12/2014 09:33:19 GMT
hope they will get back together in the future, they are good for each other. she understands the ups and downs associated with poker so knows what to expect each time....and was there for him during that massive downer....
 doubletop77704/12/2014 10:32:31 GMT
It must be very difficult to sustain a relationship when your job takes you away all the time. I really hope that they can find happiness in the future and there is no ill feeling towards each other
 klash2304/12/2014 15:10:32 GMT
It would be extremely stressful to be that kind of girlfriend/fiance/wife with having to move all around the world while he played poker or stay at home alone and try to have your own career while not really knowing what your finances are going to be one year to the next.
 RossC2104/12/2014 15:18:17 GMT
It's variance, bro, sail the storm and she'll come back
 Calmplay04/12/2014 16:02:15 GMT
Hello all the wonderful mobsters out there, this is your friend flashfaust01 from Japan, somewhere in Asia writing to you, wish a good day to each and everyone of you

And flashfaust01 is single too but who cares haha, no seriously Sam knew that in real life poker women are the rake and I think he's just fed up of it.

I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly flashfaust01.
 OnedOutAK04/12/2014 16:27:11 GMT
buy her into the tournaments... lol.. i'd do that with my woman.... wahahaha...
 StS504/12/2014 20:22:12 GMT
Hello everybody,

I guess, that now that Sam Trickett Is Single again he will have a lot more time to play some poker. But really guys, what kind of news is that. I do not care one little bit about the private life of any poker player.
 bowie198404/12/2014 22:38:24 GMT
I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly - gone but never forgotten - flashfaust01.

Honestly pokernerds probably have a hard time to find suitable woman so we shouldn't underestimate how much trouble he is in now.
 Robbo199005/12/2014 02:50:49 GMT
I agree with with other poker players relationships, they last because both of them play poker...even if she wasn't that good at it, atleast she would be able to join in the fun

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