Sam Trickett Hoping for a Big Aussie Millions

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  • Sam Trickett jets off to the 2017 Aussie Millions hoping to bring back a high roller title or two.

Sam Trickett is embarking on a 22-hour journey from the United Kingdom to Australia as he aims to replicate his 2011 and 2013 success at the Aussie Millions.

The popular pro’s largest live tournament cash weighs in at $10,112,001, his reward for finishing as runner-up to Antonio Esfandiari in the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Trickett has enjoyed more than his fair share of success in poker tournaments held in the Eastern Hemisphere, in fact three of his five largest cashes stem from his play at the Aussie Millions.

The Nottingham-born superstar tops the England all-time money list on The Hendon Mob database courtesy of his staggering $20,591,180 in winnings and currently occupies eighth place in the all-time money list. Deep runs in either the AUD $100,000 Challenge or the AUD $250,000 Challenge should see Trickett climb up the global all-time money listing, perhaps as high as fifth-place depending on other players’ results.

Current Top 10 All-Time Money Listing

PlacePlayerWinnings
1Daniel Negreanu$32,887,949
2Erik Seidel$31,013,773
3Antonio Esfandiari$27,353,449
4Daniel Colman$27,152,017
5Phil Ivey$23,856,035
6Scott Seiver$21,709,246
7Phil Hellmuth$20,977,293
8Sam Trickett$20,581,462
9Fedor Holz$20,321,186
10Brian Rast$19,089,047

Although Trickett has not confirmed which Aussie Millions events he is scheduled to play, it is likely that the AUD $100,000 Challenge on Jan. 22 and the AUD $250,000 Challenge on Jan. 29 are on his radar and perhaps the $10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event which he has never cashed in.

Now a partypoker ambassador, Trickett’s live tournament volume has waned somewhat over the past few years, but there is no doubting his incredible talent. His only cash in 2015 was in March when he cashed in the European Poker Tour Malta Main Event with his only recorded cash of 2016 coming in October when he finished in 11th place in the £5,000 Devilfish Cup. A deep run, or two, at the 2017 Aussie Millions coupled with his sponsorship deal with partypoker could see Trickett jetting off around the world more frequently in the next 12-months, and while that spells bad news for Trickett’s opponents, it will please the UK star’s legion of fans no end.

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