Tricky's Heater

April 21, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm

Tricky's Heater

It's been a busy last few months at the Pokerfarm. The boys and girls have been grinding hard and our roster of players just keeps growing. What a year it’s been for Sam Trickett and our huge congratulations go out to him.

One of the original mentors for the farm out in Capetown , Sam’s game has gone from strength to strength and he is now undoubtedly one of the most feared players worldwide in high stakes tournaments and cash games. His run over the last 10 months has been remarkable. How’s about this for a rush – Tricky got so close to a bracelet at the WSOP last year, getting heads up in the $5kNL but finishing a painful 2nd for (a not so painful)$500k. His year at the series was incredible, with 6 cashes including a final table bubble (worth $140k) in arguably the toughest tournament of them all, the $25k six max event. Fast forward 2 months and Sam final tabled EPT Villamoura, coming 4th for $177k. Not happy with this he then went on to take down the PartyPoker World Open for $200k.

The most insane thing is that the best was yet to come! Sam travelled down under in January for the Aussie Millions where he obliterated the field in the high roller $100k buyin event, winning $1.5m for his troubles, and then a few days later entered the $250k buyin super high roller event, the biggest buyin poker tournament ever hosted. It looked like Sam was going to pull off one of the most incredible achievements in tournament poker history, but he was pipped by Eric Seidel (who’s had an even better year than Sam – is this possible?!). For his second place finish he picked up another $1.4m. After his nice little holiday in Melbourne, Tricky then made his way over to Macau to play in some of the highest stakes cash games along with Durrr, James Bord, John Juanda and co. Reports are varied about just how much he came away with, but it was apparently a fairly decent chunk. On his way back from beating up local businessmen in Macau, Mr Trickett popped over to Paris to finish a disappointing 6th in the WPT for a poxy $60k. Shame on you Sam!

So to tot up the numbers, Sam won a massive $4,023,648 in tournaments alone between June 2010 and February of this year. Not bad for a lad from Nottingham. Fingers crossed Tricky can win his first bracelet this summer in Vegas. You’d be mad to bet against it...

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