The Big One was a Freeroll for Sam Trickett

04 October 2012

According to the player himself on a interview to British, he played 100% banked on the Big One, the million-dollar tournament in this year’s WSOP ®. He did not put a penny in this buy-in.

Apparently a "millionaire friend" provided the amount of the buy in for the mere sight of Sam to return half of any prize money he won in the tournament. It turned out a great investment since Trickett managed to finish 2º at the event and took home $ 10,112,001.

The English pro explained that he did not change his game at any time because he was playing banked and always did what he considered most appropriate: "I knew that in the beginning everyone would play very conservatively. So I did the opposite. From the first level started to build a big stack with which to throw them and avoid pressure on the verge of elimination. "

The strategy worked perfectly, as Trickett managed to reach the final heads-up tournament, after elimination of the philanthropist David Einhorn (who donated his entire prize to charity) against the "Magician" Antonio Esfandiari.

Trickett started to the tackle a stack disadvantage of (2.5 to 1). He could trace something in the first boat, but only stand 16 hands. The Iranian-born player linked trips twice and won the tournament and 18 kilos of the first prize, becoming the new leader of the historical classification of gains in live poker tournaments.

Trickett took the defeat very well: "When I started the heads-up against Esfandiari, he had a stack far superior to mine, so I knew that I was not the favorite. Obviously, I sat losing badly. However, on reflection, it bothered me more than losing the High Roller at the Aussie Millions Erik Seidel, considering he had an advantage at the start of heads-up ". It is clear that the 5 million caught without risking a penny, make you forget any punishment ...

After winning the Big One, was appointed ambassador of ISPT Wembley, bought a super mega Ferrari, had the best day of his online career (above $ 265,315) and was a prophet in his home land after winning “Player of the Year” in the British Poker Awards, the best player of cash and the best tournament player.

These days is in Cannes, playing in the WSOPE ® events. Yesterday ended 65. º in the Main Event, after losing a flip with Jason Mercier. Then decided to play the Super High Roller event.


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