Things only seem to keep getting better for British poker pro Sam Trickett, and the most recent development in this rising poker star’s story was his win and record cash game pot in Macau! The Nottingham native let the poker world know about his good fortune by tweeting, “Been playing for 12 hours now, just won my biggest pot ever…1st time I have been on the right end of a massive pot all year.”
Details are scarce on the exact size of the pot, but it has to be larger than the US$2.5 million hand he won a few months ago. And since the record pot for Macau is said to be US$3.8 million, it’s very possible that Trickett won more than this while playing. The only downside to his big win is that it didn’t occur in online poker. After all, players can receive rakeback in online poker, so with the best rakeback deal he would have earned a small fortune from rakeback alone!
Don’t feel too sorry for Trickett though because he made more money last year than most people will ever see in their lifetime. Just looking at winnings from live poker tournaments, the 25-year-old collected almost $4.6 million in 2011, which is the main reason he won the European Player of the Year award. Some of the tournament finishes that helped Trickett win the award include the following:
- 1st place in 2011 Partouche Poker Tour Main Event ($1.36 million)
- 1st place in 2011 Aussie Millions $100k High Roller ($1.51 million)
- 2nd place in 2011 Aussie Millions $250k High Roller ($1.38 million)
- 4th place in 2011 WSOPE €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha ($104k)
- 7th place in 2011 UKIPT London £20k High Roller ($107k)
What’s truly impressive about Sam Trickett is that he started out as a low stakes poker player back in 2006. After playing some small tournaments around Sheffield, he began playing online poker in $10 SNG’s in 2008. And from that time until now, he’s graduated to winning multi-million dollar pots in the world’s biggest high stakes poker cash games.