It seems that everything British poker pro Sam Trickett touches lately turns to gold…pure gold! The British all time highest earner just doesn’t seem to be able to stop cashing in High Roller events. This time he may have finished only 7th in the Macau High Roller, yet he still got paid just short of $1 million.
This tournament was one of the biggest to be held in the continent of Asia, and probably in the world too. The $256k buy-in event attracted 73 players and even offered a rebuy option for anyone eliminated early. This all helped to create a massive prize pool of $23 million.
More Money In The Bank!
The cash out he received here was big, however it is dwarfed by what he received when finishing up as runner up in the WSOP “Big One For One Drop” event and took home more than $10 million.
He was joined in this event by some of the biggest names in poker such as Phil Ivey and John Juanda who both also managed to make it into the money. Trickett played well enough to make it to the final table with a fairly average sized stack, yet was unlucky in two coinflip situations.
He finished 7th to bring his yearly earnings from poker up to $11 million, which really is not such a bad yearly salary.
This event was eventually won by Stanley Choi, who is an Asian businessman. What was his prize for winning? $6.5 million that’s all!
22 Remain On The Final Day Of The Dusk Till Dawn Deepstack!
Out of a staggering original 910 poker players, we are now finally down to the last 22 on the last day of action in Nottingham.
Each player still left is already guaranteed a payout of at least £2,800 with the winner set to take home a very healthy £110,000. The runner up will also pocket a tidy £65,000 whilst the final player left on the podium will bank £43,000.
The player who is currently leading the chase is Lee Taylor who has had an excellent event so far and has 5,660,000 chips to his name. He is being stalked though by Kieran Plater on 4,250,000 and Danish Gandhi who sits with 3,505,000 in chips.
This tournament has yet again proved to be a total success with records being broken for attendance once again. From the original 910 players, 117 of them got paid, however some of the more notable names that didn’t make the pay league were Paul Jackson and Mike Hill.