Sam "tr1cky7" Trickett is a professional poker player, born in East Retford England.
As a teenager Trickett was a very promising soccer player, he played semi-professionally and even played some games for Nottingham Forest FC.Trickett did well, but injured his knee badly (tore his cruciate ligaments), the Doctors said that that he wouldn't be able to play again.The injury was devastating for Trickett, since he thought he was destined to be a professional soccer player, and hence had no plan B.
Sam has always been a competitive person, he was one of the best pool players in Lincolnshire, but because there wasn't any real money in that, he didn't bother to continue. Trickett began his poker career in pubs, where he played against his friends. When he started winning he became addicted to the game and played as often as he could, traveled to casinos to play small stakes cash games and £50 freeze-outs tourneys.
When it comes to live tournaments, Trickett is a huge winner, he has won around $17,5 million. 2011 was an incredible year for him, with two titles and a runner up finish in huge NLHE events. Aussie Millions $100K Challange, Aussie Millions $250K Super High Roller and Partouche Poker Tour Main Event. On top of his he made a big score in Macau at the beginning of the year. Things got even better for Trickett, in July 2012 he finished runner-up in the Event 55 at the WSOP, the "Big One for One Drop", Trickett got rewarded with $10 million, which put him in 4th on the all time money list.
Read our May 2012 interview with Sam "tr1cky7" Trickett.