Mar 30, 2014
Sam Trickett Signs With Everest in one of the Most Interesting Poker Deals Ever
By RTR Dennis
Sam Trickett signs with Everest Poker!
Once synonymous with the Titan brand, famed poker player Sam Trickett has now signed a sponsorship deal with Everest Poker. This is no ordinary deal either, where Trickett merely dons the Everest patch and poses for a few pictures for the website. Instead, he'll play in live events, provide coaching, write blog posts and do video updates from the WSOP. Oh yeah... and he'll also be offering Everest players a chance to share in 10% of his WSOP winnings.
"I'm very excited to be joining Everest Poker"
Trickett is pretty pumped up about everything he'll be doing under this new arrangement. "I'm very excited to be joining Everest Poker," he said. "I'm looking forward to interacting with our players online and at Everest Poker Live events, where I’ll be playing and coaching. Everest is a great poker brand and I will be doing everything I can to make it one of the most recognized in the world."
'We want to encourage players to get behind Sam’s quest for a first bracelet this summer.'
As for who gets to share in Trickett's WSOP winnings, there's no word on this yet. But he's expected to play in 20-30 bracelet events, so there's a very good chance that he'll win some major cash for the qualifying Everest players. We're sorry to report, though, that his 2014 Big One for One Drop winnings won't be included in the 10% deal. Still, this is an intriguing offer and Des Duffy, director for Everest Poker, commented:
We want to encourage players to get behind Sam’s quest for a first bracelet this summer. With Sam’s consistent record of cashing at high profile tournaments there could be a huge amount of value on the table. Plus we’ll capture the atmosphere of Las Vegas through a series of video blogs that Sam will be recording during the series. I think for players who can't make it to Las Vegas themselves, having a share in Sam Trickett will be the next best thing.
Trickett Determined to win WSOP Bracelet
One thing that Trickett is looking forward to is the extra motivation that he'll gain from playing for the Everest community. Additionally, he will also try to make good on a promise to his mother. "It'll make the Vegas grind a lot easier to know I have a lot of players following my progress this year," the 27-year-old said. "I've promised my mum a bracelet and will be doing my very best to score big for everyone who’ll own a share in me."
As mentioned before, Trickett is a very good bet to win some major cash at the 2014 WSOP. He's ranked fifth on the all-time winnings list with $19,877,332, and he has $11,196,402 in WSOP earnings. Of course, $10,112,001 of this comes from his runner-up finish in the 2012 Big One for One Drop, but that still leaves about $1.1 million that he's won in other WSOP events - despite not playing a large volume of tournaments.