The long spoken of – Big One for One Drop charity poker main event at the World Series of Poker, has finally come and gone, and some of the biggest names of the Poker World battled it out for the elusive big win. The tournament consisted of a 48-member player-field that included some top names of the business world like, hedge fund manager David Einhorn, Guy Laiberte the host of One Drop and Cirque du Soleil founder; and top poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu.
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Sam Trickett, a former British plumber grabbed a whopping $10.1 million (£6.5million) in cash prize, after winning second place in the Big One tournament. The event took place at a Las Vegas casino, with three-days of game play culminating in a win on July 3. The first place was taken by Iran born, Antonio Esfandiari who took home the grand prize of $18 million (£11.7 million.) Trickett who is ecstatic about his win, told press reporters that he plans to celebrate his success by drinking until his “organs hurt.”
Nicknamed “Tricky,” Sam Trickett is due to fly home with his juicy $10.1 million. Soon after he won the second place in the tournament, Trickett added, “The first thing I should do now is to call my mum and dad back home in England. The second I heard about the tournament my eyes lit up, and I knew I wanted to be in it.” The 26-year-old young poker pro, who hails from Retford, Notts, started his poker career just 7 years ago. Now he is considered one of UK’s best high-stakes poker players.
Trickett took no time to address his disappointment on missing the big win. He tweeted to his 12,000 followers on twitter that he was “angry” about his loss. Trickett blames this on his last minute decision to take a high-risk strategy during the remaining hands of the tournament. However, the poker player eased his disappointment, at the thought of his $10.1 million prize. The long-awaited main event started on Sunday, July 1. Trickett claimed the runner-up spot for the WSOP Big One for One Drop event, which had the highest buy-in fee in poker history. Trickett like many others took the help of investors to pay the buy-in price for the tournament. His ally, Matchbook.com will share a part of the profits.

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