Sam Trickett has signed a new deal to represent Everest Poker that includes giving 10% of his WSOP winnings to players at the online poker website in a new promotion announced after forging the sponsorship agreement.
Trickett’s lifetime earnings skyrocketed when he came in second place in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop in 2012 and pocketed $10 million. But UK’s favorite poker son was establishing himself as a force on the felt long before that huge payday catapulted him into super stardom.
He has been been cashing at live tournaments since 2007, initially in his native homeland before expanding his reach worldwide. Trickett’s first six-figure payday came in 2008 in Las Vegas when he came in 4th place in $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the WSOP for over $245,000. Less than two weeks later at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, he beat the field in £1,060 NLHE to add another $215,178 to his bank account.
Trickett landed his first million-dollar payday in 2011 at the Aussie Millions where a first place finish at AUD$100,500 and runner-up in the AUD$250,000 Super High Roller just a few days apart was good for a tally of more than $2.9 million combined. He has now cashed for almost $20 million in his career, landing in second place on the all-time list.
I’m very excited to be joining Everest Poker Sam Trickett
“I’m looking forward to interacting with our players online and at Everest Poker Live events, where I’ll be playing and coaching. Everest is a great poker brand and I will be doing everything I can to make it one of the most recognized in the world.”
Despite his incredible success, a coveted WSOP gold bracelet has eluded the 27-year-old. But he aims to add that achievement to his resume this summer.
“I’ve promised my Mum a bracelet and will be doing my very best to score big for everyone who’ll own a share in me.” Trickett said. “It will make the World Series grind a lot easier knowing I have a lot of players sweating my results this year.”
By depositing and playing at Everest Poker now and until the WSOP concludes in July, players can own a piece of Trickett. Cash rewards are dependent upon the number of Summit Points earned as well as Trickett’s cashes in the 20-30 events he plans to enter, excluding the Big One for One Drop. It’s a wonderful opportunity to grab a stake in one of the most exciting players in the game today.
“We want to encourage UK players to get behind Sam’s quest for a first bracelet this summer,” Des Duffy, Everest Poker Director
“I think for players who can’t make it to Las Vegas themselves, having a share in Sam will be the next big thing.”