British Poker Pro Sam Trickett Leaves partypoker To Focus On His Family

British Poker Pro Sam Trickett Leaves partypoker To Focus On His Family April 13, 2021 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Apr 13, 2021  |  Updated on Apr 13, 2021

Sam TrickettSam Trickett will take a break from playing poker professionally to focus more on his family. The British poker superstar became a father to Bodhi Blu in October 202, and he and his wife Mieke Dockley are focused on spending as much time with the little one as possible.

To do this, Trickett has had to leave his role as an ambassador for partypoker as he does not want to travel extensively – something he has to do as a partypoker brand ambassador. He will also take a break from playing poker. Trickett joined partypoker as brand ambassador back in November 2016.

In a recent tweet, Trickett said fatherhood has made him look at life in a different way. It’s “family first” for him going forward and while it is a tough decision for him to temporarily stop doing the things he’s passionate, he is determined to put his wife and son first in his life.

Trickett, who is currently ranked second in the UK’s all-time money list (13/04/2021), thanked partypoker for the opportunity to represent the brand across the world, and work with amazing people. He also said he will continue to support partypoker and its future plans and activities.

Trickett’s Poker Accomplishments

Trickett’s professional poker career spans 14 years and throughout this period, he has achieved massive success, becoming one of the world’s best poker pros. Based on his Hendon Mob record, Trickett’s first recorded score came in May 2007, when he won a £110 buy-in tournament at the Great British Poker Tour.

In 2008, Trickett captured his first six-figure prize — a 4th-place finish in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event during the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Vegas. That deep run earned him $245,927.

In the years that followed, he would go on to win major titles, including the A$100,000 Challenge at the 2011 Aussie Millions where he won a whopping A$1,525,000, as well as another €1,000,000 victory in the Partouch Poker Tour Main Event during the same year.

In July 2012, Trickett’s live winnings swelled by an astonishing $10,112,001 when he finished second to Antonio Esfandiari during the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop tournament. His total live tournament earnings currently sit at $21,782,558, but that does not include the millions he reportedly earned playing cash games.

Trickett did not provide any information as to how long he plans to stay away from poker!

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