Sam Trickett was born on July 2, 1986 in East Retford, in the United Kingdom. Initially a professional footballer at Hartlepool United, he had to stop his career in 2005 due to a knee injury. Then, he discovered poker - a game that offered him as much excitement and adrenaline as football.
He participated in various tournaments, and became a regular player, both online and live. In 2008, he won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event, taking home $210,000.
Sam Trickett is one of the best professional players in recent years. He has played four WSOP final tables, and won the Partouche Poker Tour in 2011. In 2012, he landed the biggest score of his career, finishing second in the Big One for One Drop, winning over $10 million. He is currently ranked fourth in the All Time Money List with gains amounting to over $16 million.
Sam Trickett is the best poker player in England. Participating in the ISPT seemed obvious to him. "As a poker player, I have to be associated with such an enormous event. Being part of this tournament means being part of the history of poker" Sam Trickett said.
For more information on the ISPT and how you can get involved in creating poker history, head to ISPT.com.