PartyPoker’s World Open 2010 has crowned a winner. 24 year old Sam Trickett from England, beat the 7 other finalists at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, London. He won himself $200,000 for his first place finish and the title of PartyPoker World Open champion 2010. Trickett will add this to his already very impressive live tournament record, he is only just back from taking down 4th place at the EPT Vilamoura event where he won over $175,000 and also this summer took $500k for a second place finish in the $5,000 NLHE tournament at the WSOP and has accumulated over $1.7m in career earnings to date.
It seemed as if Trickett was going to win nearly the whole way through the final table. Andrew Robl was the first player to be sent to the felt from the final table when his 9’s over queens full house got trampled quad queens from Toby Lewis. Not long after John Duthie, Juha Helppi, and recent EPT Champion Toby Lewis were also out leaving the game heads up. Head’s up play began between Sam Trickett and former WPT winner Yevgeniy Timoshenko.
Trickett played very aggressively pushing and pushing until finally Trickett beat Timoshenko with vs. Timoshenko’s , the board fell , Trickett bet, Timoshenko raised and Trickett called, on the turn made Trickett check Timoshenko bet and Trickett called, the river was , Trickett checked, Timoshenko bet and Trickett went all in. Timoshenko called and it was all over. Yevgeniy Timoshenko left the tournament in 2nd place with $110,000 making the UK’s Sam Trickett the current PartyPoker World Open Champion.
Party Poker ambassador Mike Sexton who said, “He’s one helluva player, and you’ll be hearing a lot more of Sam Trickett, I can promise you that.”
Final table results:
1. Sam Trickett — $200,000
2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko — $110,000
3. Toby Lewis — $75,000
4. Juha Helppi — $35,000
5. John Duthie — $25,000
6. Andrew Robl — $20,000
7. Dale Hoy — $15,000
You can see how it went down and also check out this interview, courtesy of the PartyPoker Blog.