Sam Trickett wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS SHR Sochi $25k NLHE for $435,000

Sam Trickett scooped the opening full-deck NLHE $25k event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller series in Sochi yesterday, winning $435,000 after defeating a final table that included Phil Ivey…

By: Andrew Burnett

The partypoker ambassador was among a field of 58 entries that was whittled down to just nine over the course of the opening day, Aleksey Gortikov bubbling the money to end day one, and Malaysia’s Webster Lim bubbling the official final table when they resumed yesterday.


There were three Malaysians in the money, Triton co-founder Paul Phua falling after Lim, while Ivan Leow had half the chips in play when day two began.

Phil Ivey had made the trip with Sam Trickett, and he almost tripled his buy-in by coming 7th, his pocket queens losing out to Matthias Eibinger’s suited king…

Ivey: Q♠ Q♥
Eibiniger: K♠ 10♠
Board: 6♣ 2♦ 10♣ K♣ 9♣

Trickett did his bit by eliminating the last Russian standing, Artur Martirosyan, and then Spain’s Adrian Mateos after Canadian highroller specialist Tim Adams had hit the rail courtesy of Leow.

That left just three players, more than $200k locked up and double that up top. Eibinger may have thought it would be his day when the flop hinted at a double up against Trickett, but an unlikely runner-runner Broadway sent him out in 3rd.

A little to-and-froing heads-up was abrupted ended when Leow and Trickett got it all-in the Malaysian well ahead, but the flop making him sweat…

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Leow: A♥ Q♥
Trickett: A♦ 4♠
Flop: Q♠ 7♠ 5♠

The board bricked on the turn for Trickett…

Turn: 10♦

…but the river hit…

River: 6♠

…and it was tournament victory and a first cash of 2020 for England’s number 2 in the all-time tournament moneywinner’s list.

Final Results

1 Sam Trickett $435,000
2 Ivan Leow $290,000
3 Matthias Eibinger $203,000
4 Adrian Mateos $145,000
5 Timothy Adams $116,000
6 Artur Martirosyan $87,000
7 Phil Ivey $72,500
8 Paul Phua $58,000
9 Webster Lim $43,500



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