Sam Trickett

Sam Trickett

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GPI Rank 156179
Total Live Earnings $21,772,840
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He was supposed to become a football player, but a serious knee injury made Sam Trickett switch his career to poker. The decision turned out to be a good one as Trickett became one of the most successful British poker players. He won millions playing live poker tournaments and was named the 2011 European Poker Player of the Year, and Britain’s Best Cash Player the same year.


Sam Trickett is a professional poker player from Nottingham, UK. In the live tournament circuit Trickett is best known for winning the 2011 Aussie Millions A$ 100,000 High Roller event for $1.5 million, then taking down the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in Cannes for 1 million euros a little later that very same year, and of course for his runner-up finish at the biggest poker event in history, 2012's The Big One for One Drop collecting more than $10 million in prize money.


Trickett was born in 1986 in East Retford, United Kingdom. As a teenager he pursued a career as a professional football player, but in 2005 Trickett suffered an injury which ended his football-playing days and made him seek a new career. That was when Trickett discovered poker. He started playing at local casinos and soon brought his newly acquired skills to the online felt. Trickett who is also known by his online alias “Tricky” started from the $10 S'n'G’s and went to the top from there.

World Series of Poker

Trickett made his first World Series of Poker money finish in 2008 by placing 4th in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event taking home more than $240,000. He came back to Vegas two years later for a much better record, six WSOP cashes including one runner-up finish. Trickett placed second in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event falling just short of his first bracelet. He lost the final battle to Jason DeWitt and collected a little over half a million dollars for his performance.

Trickett scored three more WSOP cashes in 2011 including the fourth-place €77,642 he collected at the WSOPE €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event in Cannes. However, Trickett's biggest WSOP moment came in 2012. The British pro was one of the 48 to put in the $1 million buy-in and play for the largest first-place prize in poker history at the WSOP's The Big One for One Drop. Trickett was very close to winning that tournament, however, he eventually lost the heads-up match to Antonio Esfandiari and took home just over $10 million for his second-place finish.

In 2019, Trickett finished runner-up in the €25,500 WSOPE Platinum High Roller for $412,256.

Despite his poker success, Trickett has yet to win a WSOP bracelet, making him one of the best poker players without WSOP gold.

Sam Trickett's Top 5 WSOP Results

 2012$1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop2nd$10,112,001
 2010$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em2nd$505,725
 2019€25,500 WSOPE Platinum High Roller2nd$412,256
 2008$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em4th$245,927
 2010$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed7th$141,168

European Poker Tour

So far Trickett has several European Poker Tour cashes to his name. He made his first attempt at winning the EPT trophy in 2010 Vilamoura Main Event. Trickett finished the tournament in fourth place for almost €140,000. One year later he made another EPT final table in London. Trickett finished seventh at the £20,000 High Roller event which was good for £68,800.

Other Achievements

In 2008 Trickett came out victorious in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event in Luton collecting the £109,050 first-place prize. Two years later he scored another big finish taking down the World Open VI in London. His Main Event win gave Trickett's bankroll a $200,000 boost. The year 2011 was the highly successful for the young Brit in terms of winnings and titles. He started off by finishing first at the Aussie Millions A$100,000 High Roller event and taking home $1.5 million. Then just a few days later he came in second in the A$250,000 Super High Roller collecting another $1.4 million.

Then in September Trickett won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event taking home €1 million in cash. In 2012 Trickett scored another big money finish at the $258,000 Super High Roller event at the Macau High Stakes Challenge. He placed seventh in that event for just short of $1 million.

In October 2019, Trickett took down the $25,500 partypoker MILLIONS Sochi Super High Roller in Sochi for $435,000.

Sam Trickett's Top 5 Live Cashes

 2012WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop2nd$10,112,001
 2013Aussie Millions Poker Championship $250,000 Challenge1st$2,111,397
 2011Aussie MIllions Poker Championship A$ 100,000 NLH1st$1,508,258
 2011Aussie MIllions Poker Championship A$ 250,000 Super High Roller2nd$1,384,631
 2011€8,500 NLH Main Event1st$1,364,666

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
239th $20,124
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em
315th $1,213
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
2nd €368,899
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
Main Event
35th €40,000
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller ($1 Million Gtd.)
3rd $165,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
37th $16,580
2017 partypoker LIVE Million North America
Main Event
50th 25,000 CAD
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till Dawn
Main Event
190th £7,500
2015 EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
62nd €12,800
2014 EPT Season 11 London
£4,250 Main Event
93rd £7,750
2014 EPT Season 11 London
£10,300 High Roller
20th £21,350
2014 partypoker World Poker Tour Merit North Cyprus Classic
Main Event
31st $9,500
2014 EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
5th €288,400
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
18th $35,402
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
11th $33,734
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
75th €19,200
2014 EPT Vienna
€10,300 High Roller
25th €17,750
2014 EPT Vienna
€5,300 Main Event
133rd €8,700
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
31st $20,450
2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour Wembley Stadium
€3,000 Main Event
77th €3,000
2013 Aussie Millions
$250,000 Challenge
1st 2,000,000 AUD
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
2nd $10,112,001
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
4th €77,642
Epic Poker League Event #1
Main Event
11th $49,360
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
57th $7,516
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
16th $12,952
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #21: $250,000 Super High Roller
2nd 1,400,000 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #8: $100,000 Challenge
1st 1,525,000 AUD
2010 PokerStars EPT Vilamoura
Main Event
4th €139,680
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
7th $141,168
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
17th $25,838
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $505,725
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 46 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed
4th $245,927

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