Sam Trickett comes into the 2017 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge fourth in chips and is no stranger to success Down Under having won this event back in 2011, defeating Tony Bloom heads up for an AUD$1.525 million (US$1.5 million) payday.
Trickett subsequently went on to finish runner-up in the AUD$250,000 Super High Roller five days afterward for another AUD$1.4 million (US$1.3 million), narrowly losing out on the title to US pro Erik Seidel. The 30-year-old British pro would later go on to win this title after taking down the 2013 $250,000 Challenge, defeating Germany’s Tobias Reinkemeier to take the AUD$2 million (US$2.1 million) first prize.
However, the result the former plumber from Retford is best known for is his $10.1 million runner-up finish to Antonio Esfandiari in the 2012 $1 million Big One for One Drop.
With US$20.5 million in career tournament winnings, Trickett is the UK’s most successful tournament player and will be looking to add yet another title to his already impressive resume.