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Name: Sam Trickett
Nickname: Tricky
Born: 1986
Birthplace: England
Lives in: England
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Sam Trickett was introduced to the game of poker in 2005 when he was invited to a regular game held at a friends bar. After enjoying the first night he went on to win the tournament regularly, including a three week winning stretch. Upon realising he could make more in one night at the poker tables than he could working for a whole week, he went on the search for more serious games. He took his first shot at a big tournament in Sheffield’s biggest casino and finished on the bubble, an experience he credits as starting his obsession with the game.

He persisted in Sheffield and after two more cashless events, he took a tournament down winning £1000 which was a huge confidence and bank account booster. Around the same time he started playing online, grinding $10 Sit ‘n’ Go’s with instant success. Early in 2007 he took a shot at a GCBPT qualifier in Nottingham and took first place, winning over £3,500 and a seat in the main event, which he finished in 11th, just outside of the big money. It was after this he called Julian Thew, who he had been playing with regularly in Nottingham and Sheffield and asked advice on how to succeed as a pro.  

Julians advice was to start playing more regularly around the country, so they started attending more tournaments together with Julian taking parts of Sam’s action, enabling him to play more events. Sam took full advantage of his opportunity and won over $20,000 between August and October 2007. Around this time, Dusk Till Dawn opened its doors and Sam was introduced to players such as Paul ‘Action’ Jackson, who helped develop his game further by talking through hands and staking him online. This was a lucrative arrangement with Sam taking third in the DTD opening invitation- only event for over $12,000, whilst making a good profit for Paul through the staking deal.

In December 2007 Sam made his first trip to Las Vegas. He played a 500 person super satellite and qualified for the 700 person main satellite to the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic. With only a few thousand to his name and the bubble soon approaching, he started feeling the pressure with 107 players left and $30,000 being paid for 100th. Even though he was in the top 10 chips, two crucial pots cost him. The second hand was against Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot and after getting it all in with AK against Ulliots Queens and spiking a King on the flop, Ulliot rivered a Queen to bust Sam in 102nd, two short of the money.

In June 2008 Sam decided to take another shot at Vegas, this time for the WSOP. He played 2 events, busting near the bubble in both, but had a huge bankroll booster when he took down the Monday $1k on Full Tilt. This was his first tournament on the site, so winning straight off caused some controversy from the regulars, which was quite amusing for Sam. He then took a final shot by playing the $5,000 NL event and came 4th winning over $245,000. Coupled with some serious results playing $10/$20 cash games, his first Vegas trip was a great success.

Upon returning home, Sam’s focus turned back to the UK circuit. His aim was to win a GUKPT title and in August he won the Luton main event taking home over $210,000. He continued on the tour winning over $36,000 between November 2008 and Feb 2009, including two first place finishes in Blackpool and London, before winning the inaugural London Poker Circuit event for almost $14,000. Overall, this adds up to over $550,000 tournament winnings in less than 2 years.

On top of this Sam has been one of the most consistent winners in UK high stakes cash games, winning 6-figure sums in just a few days.

Player References 

  Neil Channing (2008 Irish Poker Champion, CEO Black Belt Poker)

I've watched Sam Trickett develop as a poker player over a few years now. I was first impressed by his determination. When his mates were out partying in Vegas, on his first trip, he was stuck to his seat in Bellagio's $5/$10 NLHE game for 24 hrs a day.

Since that time he has developed into a hell of a tournament player with big results on the GUKPT (won the main in Luton) and at the WSOP where he was an unlucky fourth in last year's $5k 6 max event, the toughest bracelet event of the series.

  Julian Thew (2007 EPT Baden and 2008 GUKPT Brighton champion)

I've known Sam for about 4 years now - a guy who's always got time to chat & is a friendly face on the tour.

Sam has moved up the through the ranks with ease & is now considered one of the UK's brightest hopes. He has an impressive record in tournaments & cash games, both online & live & i'm sure that if he continues to put in the time & effort to his game many more titles await.

I'm positive he would be a great representative to any potential sponsors.

Sam Trickett - Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Main Event winner

Tournament Results ($600 000)

11-Apr-2009England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
DTD Deepstack, Nottingham
8th£ 2,104$ 3,081
19-Mar-2009England£ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em – Main Event London Poker Circuit , London
1st£ 10,000$ 13,997
18-Feb-2009England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
Broadway Festival, Birmingham
7th£ 1,449$ 2,080
30-Nov-2008England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Grand Final, London
1st£ 7,900$ 11,852
23-Nov-2008England£ 500 Pot Limit Omaha
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Grand Final, London
6th£ 2,250$ 3,376
15-Nov-2008England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Leg 9,Blackpool
1st£ 12,760$ 20,022
07-Aug-2008England[GUKPT]  £ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Leg 6,Luton
1st£ 109,050$ 215,178
26-Jun-2008United States  $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em
39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008, Las Vegas
$ 245,927
28-Apr-2008England£ 150 No Limit Hold'em
Norwegian Poker Championships ,Nottingham
6th£ 563$ 1,118
01-Dec-2007England£ 500 No Limit Hold'em
Dusk Till Dawn's Opening Weekend Tournaments - Invite Only, Nottingham
3rd£ 5,950$ 12,317
13-Oct-2007England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - Grand Final, London
6th£ 1,430$ 2,919
20-Sep-2007England£ 500 No Limit Hold'em
Broadway Casino Poker Festival,Birmingham
5th£ 2,840$ 5,699
16-Aug-2007England£ 300 No Limit Hold'em
Summer Festival, Sheffield
1st£ 5,900$ 11,989
07-Aug-2007England£ 500 No Limit Hold'em
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, Luton
18th£ 600$ 1,222
12-May-2007England  £ 500 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
Great British Poker Tour - Nottingham,Nottingham
11th£ 500$ 996
10-May-2007England£ 100 No Limit Hold'em
Great British Poker Tour - Nottingham,Nottingham
1st£ 3,610$ 7,193

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