Sam Trickett, the British poker pro, has signed an agreement with Everest Poker, according to the terms of which he will distribute 10 percent of his World Series of Poker (WSOP) winnings to Everest Poker players as part of an ongoing promotion at the online poker room.
When Trickett emerged as the runner-up of the Big One for One Drop, a $1 million buy-in charity poker tournament held as part of the WSOP 2012, he won a large prize of $10 million. However, Trickett had established his reputation as a talented poker player and had achieved great popularity especially in Britain before winning this huge prize.
Ever since 2007, Trickett has been winning cash at live poker tournaments. Initially, he used to take part only in poker tournaments held at home, but soon he began travelling to other parts of the world. In 2008, he finished fourth in the $5k NL Hold’em tournament, held as part of the WSOP in Las Vegas, and won more than $245,000. This was the first six-figure prize he won playing poker. A couple of weeks later, he won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour and got another prize of $215,178.
In 2011, Trickett won the first million-dollar prize of his career when he finished first in the AUD$100,500 event. A few days later, he became the runner up of the Aussie Millions Super High Roller tournament, a win that raised his poker winnings above the $2.9 million mark. To date, Trickett has won cash prizes worth more than $20 million.
He said: “I’m very excited to be joining Everest Poker. 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 poker talent and his various achievements, the 27-year-old poker pro has not yet won a WSOP bracelet, but plans to win one soon.
Thanks to the agreement signed between Trickett and Everest Poker, players now stand a chance of winning part of Trickett’s WSOP poker earnings, but the exact amount they can get will depends upon two things—Trickett’s WSOP performance and the Summit Points they earn.
Des Duffy, director for Everest Poker, says that “having a share in Sam will be the next big thing” for those who cannot take part in the WSOP.