Ever wished you could sit down in an exciting high-stakes cash game with Sam Trickett? Of course you have. One obvious obstacle though for most ordinary players: the buy-in. Well, partypoker has whipped up a special promotion - challenge Sam in his own backyard and get into the battle equipped with a free $1,000!
Ben Heath, Cary Katz, Jason Koon, Michael Addamo and Sergi Reixach all busted and did not make it in the money. Brothers Luc and Sam Greenwood, Stephen Chidwick, Seth Davies and Mikita Badziakouski also got sent to the rail.
The UK's No. 1 poker player gets featured in a three-part documentary video created by partypoker, and in these videos, we get to learn more about the most successful British poker player Sam Trickett as he reveals the juicy secrets to his success.
On Wednesday last week, high-stakes poker pro Sam Trickett has organized his first ever invite-only high-stakes online pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game at the site where he is currently signed up as brand ambassador, PartyPoker.
partypoker has signed a sponsorship deal with professional poker player Sam Trickett, the UK's number 1 on the poker all-time money list with over $20,000,000 in live earnings.Trickett is at the Caribbean Poker Party this week playing the $2,000,000 guaranteed partypoker Million and will attend partypoker's global live events in 2017.
As you probably already know there will be no $1,000,000 tourney (Big One for One Drop) at this summer's World Series of Poker, however, there will be a $500,000 buy-in event called Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) in the beginning of July - just days before the 2015 WSOP Main Event begins.
Another six players entered Day 2 of the EPT Malta Main Event to bring the total field size to 895 players and a prize pool of €4,340,750 - of which 121 players will receive a share of (the winner will take home €810,400).
A massive field of 629 runners entered Day 1B of the EPT Malta Main Event, which brings the total to 899 entries - with registration open until tomorrow at noon. This means that the tournament is already the second-largest debut for a new destination on the European Poker Tour.
Sam Trickett, the leading tournament earner in Europe, crashed with his Ferrari F458 Spider on Sunday. Luckily, the Brit wasn't hurt in the accident. In fact, he took a picture of the car, which costs approx. £275,000, and uploaded it on twitter saying "Nooooooo! Gutted!"
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...
The 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (buy-in €50,000) attracted a total field of 77 entries - which makes it the biggest Super High Roller in EPT history! Now, after 2 days of play, there are only nine players left with the chance of taking down the tournament and its €1,016,700 first-place prize!
57 players registered for the first day of the European Poker Tour Barcelona Super High Roller (€50,000 buy-in) and 14 re-entries were made throughout the day. In total, 49 players made it through the day and the chip leader is Ryan Fee. Here are some of the poker stars who will join Fee at the poker tables today:
Day 1C of the 2014 Main Event was excpected to be the busiest of the three Day 1's - and this became a fact when 3,768 poker players showed up at The Rio All-Suite Casino on Monday morning, ready to get into the action for the $10 million first prize. With all three Day 1's combined, the total number of entries for this year's main event is now up to 6,683 players and the total prize pool for the top 693 players is $62,820,200.
Day 1C concluded after ten hours of play (five 2-hour levels). The chip leader, Eric Tracey, managed to bag 206,175 and close second to him is no-other than Phil Ivey with 187,025.
Day 1C had gathered a lot of famous poker players. Among the most recognisable faces that managed to survive Day 1C were David Tuchman, Jonathan Duhamel, Berry Johnston, Gerard Pique, and Scotty Nguyen. Some other poker faces that didn't manage further were Sam Trickett, Kathy Liebert, Andre Akkari, David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Stephen Chidwick, Davidi Kitai, Andy Frankenberger, Tom Schneider, and Jackie Glazier.
Day 1 of the second-ever $1,000,000 BIG ONE for ONE DROP came to a close just an hour ago. A total of 42 players entered the tournament for $1,000,000 each and 31 will return tomorrow and fight for a slice of the $37,333,338 prize pool (top 8 players will get paid).
The $5,000 buy-in event #35: No-Limit Hold'em Eight Handed drew a field of 550 runners when it kicked off 4 days ago. The 8 players that reached the final table had a combined 21 WSOP final tables and three gold bracelets. After several hours of battle and a heads-up match that only lasted 19 hands, Brian Yoon stood tall as the winner and received his second bracelet.
While most poker players think €100,000 is an awful lot of money, there are some who have the bankroll to use it for a single tournament. On Monday, the 2013 EPT Monaco Super High Roller (€100k buy-in) kicked off and saw, believe it or not, 48 entries. Phil Ivey was in for two bullets, but still he wasn't among the 29 players who survived the day.
Jason Mercier had better "luck" than Mr. Ivey. He bagged up 1,183,000 chips and has about 1 million more than his closest opponent - Sorel Mizzi. Here are few other big names who made it through Day 1: Viktor Blom, Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel, Faraz Jaka and Scott Seiver.
There's €4,900,000 in the prize pool at the moment, but most probably it will pass the 5 million mark today as registration close at noon. It will be interesting to see if Phil Ivey makes another attempt!
Lots of well known poker players are in Monaco at the moment for the 2013 EPT Montle Carlo Grand Final, which begins in a few hours. However, what everyone's talking about is a €1,000,000 buy-in cash game! Rumors about the massive cash game have circulated on the web in the past 1-2 weeks or so and several people have already said they would play if the game goes (Sam Trickett, Isaac Haxton, Philipp Gruissem, Paul Newey and Niklas Heinecker). Apparenlty the game would be eight-handed, with €1,000/€2,000 blinds and optional straddle. The game would be played on May 11 (Saturday) at 16:00 local time.
"It's not often you get an opportunity to play in a game this big, so obviously that's pretty exciting," Isaac Haxton (picture) told PokerStars last week.
On Thursday, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Millions with a massive HK$1,000,000 buy-in (about $129,000) kicked off at Resorts World Manila. 18 players (Joseph Hachem, Sam Trickett and a few other big names) signed up for the tournament and 4 of them even made a rebuy. After several hours of play, the first day came to an end with 7 men still "standing".
Sam Trickett, 26, was a very promising football player as young and had a bright future envisaged, but a knee injury crushed his dreams of becoming a football pro and instead he started playing poker in 2005. Today he's considered one of the best poker players in the world and he has almost $20,000,000 in live tournament winnings. Besides poker, he's still trying to stay in shape - not on the football pitch but by frequently visiting the gym.
However, it seems like he's not fully satisfied with the results, because last week he tweeted that he was looking for a personal trainer to travel with him to Macau, Monte Carlo and Las Vegas for the next 2-3 months. If you got what it takes, you can send him a message on twitter. Good luck!
In case you didn't watch the live stream yesterday: It was a really thrilling final table of PartyPoker Premier League VI! Over the course of the final table 6 of 8 players took turns at holding the lead, and it took almost 5 levels before the first player (Talal Shakerchi) was eliminated.
Jennifer Tilly, Tobias Reinkemier and Daniel Cates all busted out during the 5th level, which left 4 players fighting for the top prize of $450,000. When four-handed play kicked off it was Jonathan Duhamel who had the biggest stack. However, he was out next after doubling up Sam Trickett and then losing his remaining chips to Dan Shak
Now all 4 heats of Group A are in the books. Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up winning the final heat for 16 points. Jonathan Duhamel, who already had secured a final table spot before heat 4 kicked off, finished second for 11 points and Sam Trickett received 8 points for finishing in third place.
Congratulations to Sam Trickett, 26, winner of the LK Jewellery $250,00 Challenge of Aussie Millions. The tournament saw 18 entries (buy-in $250,000) and 4 players received a share of the AU$4,500,000 prize pool.
Friday is an action-packed and thrilling day of live poker. Patrik Antonius leads the Aussie Millions main event with only 13 remaining players and Sam Trickett is currently leading the $250,000 buy-in tournament.
Trickett leads the final 5 with almost 2 million chips - about double the stack of Tobias Reinkemeier in second place. The tournament attracted 18 entries, which means that there are some nice cash prizes up for grabs! Just another player needs to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a minimum payday of $500,000 (AUD) - with the chance of laying hands on $2,000,000 (AUD)!!
The third starting day of the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event was played yesterday. Day 1a and 1b attracted 157 and 196 players, respectively, Day 1c saw the largest field (269 entries) and some of the biggest stars in poker.
Patrik Antonius was one of the poker stars who did really well. The Finnish poker pro entered the tournament during Level 4 and doubled up within just a few minutes, he then continued playing great throughout the day. In fact, he was the chip leader with 204,800 chips when the tournament director called it a day. Besides Antonius, notables such as Phil Ivey (65,000), Sam Trickett (116,000) and Joe Hachem (32,500) advanced to Day 2.
The overall chip leader heading into Day 2 is Brian Payne with stack of 299,900 chips. Phillip Willcocks is in second place with 208,400, and Patrik Antonius is ranked 3rd with 204,800.
The British poker pro Sam Trickett, 26, is soon a married man. On Monday, Trickett, who has won millions of dollars live and online, announced via twitter that he proposed to his girlfriend, Natasha Sandhu, on New Year's Eve.
Trickett asked Natasha whilst celebrating with friends at Whisky Mist, one of London's trendiest nightclubs, and she said yes. He and his future wife have received lots of congratulatory messages on twitter since breaking the news.
Sam Trickett won more than 11 million dollars in live tournaments last year. Most probably he won't win that much this year, but what does it matter when you're in love?
While most of the poker world focused on WSOP Europe and PokerStars' WCOOP last week, a £100,000 buy-in tournament took place at Aspinalls, a private gaming club in London, England. Among the 21-players to show up for the expensive tournament were Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, JC tran, Erik Seidel, Tobias Reinkeier etc.
On Tuesday, the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) announced the singing of David Benyamine as an ambassador. Benyamine will now join forces with Michael Mizrachi, Liz Lieu, Patrik Antonius and Sam Trickett to promote what's expected to become the world's biggest poker tournament.
Last Friday, a field of 73 poker players, including wealthy businessmen and poker stars, entered the first ever Macau High Stakes Challenge for HK$2,000,000 each (US$260,000) and created poker history. In total, 21 players made a rebuy and brought the prize pool to insane HK$182,360,000 (US$23,511,000). Plenty of big names hit the rail early due to the fast-moving 30-minute levels, and it didn't take many hours of play until the field had been narrowed down to only 8 players (picture), including notables such as Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett and John Juanda.
Some of the biggest stars in the poker world are in Macau at the moment. The reason for this is that the Macau High Stakes Challenge, a $258,000 buy-in tournament with an optional rebuy, is starting today, with the winner potentially recieving about $5 million dollars.
The tournament will be played at StarWorld Hotel and Casino's Poker King Club and according to Sam Trickett, 80 players had registered for the tournament yesterday, including Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Joe Hachem. Trickett will also take part in the tournament. It might be a very expensive week for him if he doesn't get into the money since he just purchased a Ferrari 458 Spider with a price of approximately $257,000.
The International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) team has been strengthened even more as the British poker pro Sam Trickett has joined as ambassador. Trickett, who is the U.K.'s all-time money leader with more than $15.4 million in live tournament winnings, will now work together with Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi to promote what's expected to become the world's largest tournament in the history of live poker.
The tournament is scheduled for May 31, 2013, at the Wembley Stadium in London, England. The buy-in is €600 (1 rebuy or add-on possible) and 30,000 players are expected to take part and fight for a chunk of the €20,000,000 prize pool. The players will play online against each other at first, then the "laptops" will be put aside when 3000 players remain and live action begins. 1000 seats are reserved for players that want to buy-in directly (€6000) to the live part of the event.
Sam Trickett finished in second place for $10.1 million in the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament Big One for One Drop a few days ago. After the big win he and some friends went out to celebrate his amazing achievement with lots of champagne.
However, it didn't take long before the amazing night turned into a nightmare as he was attacked and beaten by six men on his way out of a club. Also, they spat in Trickett's girlfriend's face.
The most expensive tournament in poker history has come to an end - The Big One for One Drop ($1,000,000 buy-in). Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari ended up taking home the whole thing and bank-account busting $18,346,673 - the richest prize in poker history. Besides that, he received his second gold bracelet after winning the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event in 2004 for $184,860.
The Big One for One Drop ($1,000,000 buy-in) is now down to only 8 players. Antonio Esfandiari holds the lead with 39,925,000 chips, and Sam Trickett is not far behind with his 37,000,000 stack. Brian Rast, the Day 1 chip leader, is still in the tournament, but he's now in 4th place with 11,350,000 million chips.
Apparently the high-stakes profile Sam Trickett was robbed at the 2012 WSOP on Wednesday this week. Now you might think that he was pickpocked by a stranger on the street or something like that, but that is not the case. Sam Trickett twittered the following about the incident.
There are already some people speculating about the identity of the "well-known pro". However, we won't post any of that here as it might drag an innocent man or women's identity through the mud. In other words, we will wait and see if Trickett writes it himself.
A few days ago the Brittish poker pro Sam Trickett announced on Twitter that he and Titan Poker had parted ways: "Me an Titan have decided to part ways. I have enjoyed representing them and they was a absolute pleasure to work with. Thanks again Titan..."
According to Trickett's ex team-mate Marvin Rettenmaier's Twitter, Titan Poker is parting ways with all its Pro Team players. This means that Titan Poker no longer has any pro players. However, nothing has been announced on Titan Poker's website, so we will have to wait and see if they will spend the Pro Team money on something else instead.
According to a Danish poker news site, Gus Hansen has once again returned to Macau and joined players such as Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Sam "tri1cky7" Trickett in games where millions of dollars can change owner in just a single hand.
The Danish news site has been in contact with Hansen ever since he arrived in Macau and they report that he has played in games as high as $1,3000/$2,600 with a $5,000 straddle. But things haven't gone so well for Mr. Hansen so far. A big chunk of Gus's losses is due to a hand against Tom Dwan in which he failed to bluff with a HK$1.7 million bet on the river.
Gus Hansen and Sam Trickett are both back in Macau and apparently there are some massive games up running at the moment. According to Hansen's blog, he lost a massive 12 million Hong Kong dollar pot (about 1.55 USD) in one of these games.
"As expected my second session here in Macau was a bit more ‘swingy' than the first one. Unfortunately ‘The Swinger Party' was somewhat expensive as I rarely had the best hand at the river and tried one too many bluffs! I am currently playing my third session here in Macau and things were looking mighty fine until a 6 handed pre-flop pot turned into a 12 million (Hong Kong$) heads-up battle. As the smart reader has already figured out - I didn't win it "
Sam Trickett received the Player of the Year award at European Poker Awards in Paris, France the other day. Trickett started 2011 by winning and coming second in two Aussie Millions high roller events. Then it didn't take long before he to won the prestigious Partocuhe Poker Tour main event. In other words, a fantastic year for him!
The Russian poker pro Andrew Pateychuck became 2011's rookie thanks to winning both an EPT and a WPT title in just 1,5 month. And not to forget his 5th place finish in the WSOP main event.
Wow, what an amazing finish the Partouche Poker Tour main event got since Mr. Sam Trickett, who brought the largest stack to the final table, played fantastic poker and took down the tournament for €1,000,000. According to different tournament results sites, Trickett has now won about $6.5 million in his live-tournament career - about $5 million of those winnings come from cashes this year. Very, very impressive!
Final table results: 1. Sam Trickett - €1.000.000 2. Salman Behbahani - €600.000 3. Oleskii Kovalchuk - €379.760 4. Ilan Boujenah - €300.000 5. Roger Hairebedian - €230.000 6. Mustapha Kanit - €190.000 7. Alexander Dovzhenko - €160.000 8. Alexandre Coussy - €130.000 9. Mads Wissings - €100.000
Now when the 2011 WSOP Main Event has found a champion it's high time for the final table of Partouche Poker Tour in Cannes, France. The final table kicks off tomorrow and the 9 finalist will fight for a first prize of amazing 1,000,000 euro (about $1.4 million).
Yesterday the final table of the €5300 PLO event of WSOP Europe in the the LE Cannes Croisette Casino was set, and in a big lead was Sam Trickett who's won over $3 million dollars this year. But things didn't go so well for British poker pro on the final table and he quickly ran out of chips and was eliminated in 4th place - a very disappointing result for Sam Trickett and his fans.
After 9 levels of play in the LE Cannes Croisette Casino, the field of 180 players had been squeezed down to a final table with 9 players. In a big lead is no one else than Sam Trickett with 713,500 chips. Trickett, from UK, has had a fantastic tournament year with 2 big cashes at Aussie Millions in January, and in total he has won over $3 million dollars this year. If Trickett takes home this final table today, he will take home another €238k!
But it won't be a walk in the park for the British poker pro as there are some amazing players on the final table today. One player that most probably will be his toughest opponent though is Ramzi Jelassi from Sweden. Jelassi has been around the live tournament scene since 2005 and has managed to take down quite a few tournaments all over the globe.
The final table of the 2011 Partouche Poker Tour main event is now set. Just like the 2011 WSOP main event, the tournament has gone on a break and the final table will be played in November and it will be broadcasted live on Eurosport, and the chip leader is the British Titan Poker Pro Sam Trickett.
Sam Trickett has had a fantastic year with a second place in 2 Aussie Millions super-high roller tournaments and a 4th place in European Poker Tour. Trickett, however, is not the only successful poker player on the final table.
Three days of the Partouche Poker Tour's Main Event is now in the books, and tomorrow 47 players will continue the tough road towards the final table where a 1 million euro 1st prize is up for grabs. Chip leader is the PokerStars-sponsored pro Juan Maceiras with 800,000 chips. But there are a few more players with similar stacks, so it won't be easy for the Spanish poker pro.
The 2 biggest names with chips left are Juha Helppi and Sam Trickett. Sam Trickett is in 10th place at the moment, and Helppi can be found a bit further down in the field. Let's hope that at least one of them makes it through to the final table. It would defiantly add to the thrill!
There are some great things happening at Titan Poker in September. The poker site is celebrating its 6th birthday with a $6k freeroll, a Heads-up Championship, a Mystery Week promo, add to that that Titan Poker pros Sam Tricket and Marvin Rettenmaier will play lower stakes so anyone has the chance to play against a real pro.
To take part in this fantastic promotion, simply click on "OPT IN" on Titan Poker's website. If you don't have an account at Titan Poker yet, then we suggest that you check out our $150 no deposit bonus first.
In case you missed it: The Epic Poker League Main Event ($20,000 buy-in) is being played in Las Vegas at the moment. Two days are already in the books and 18 of 137 players will return tomorrow and play Day 3. All of these players are guaranteed at least $43,190 each, and the winner will get just about $1 million. The big favorite to take home the first prize at the moment is Sam Trickett, from UK, who has taken a huge lead!