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Sam Trickett Wins $2M Pot in Macau Cash Games

Poker Pro Says It's Largest He's Ever Won


Sam TrickettLate last month, high-stakes titan Sam Trickett won a pot worth more than US$2 million, which he says is the largest he has ever scooped.

In a few short years, Trickett has gone from small-stakes grinder to one of the most fearless nosebleed players in the world.

Trickett has been playing in the massive Macau cash games for more than a year. He’s one of the rotation’s most aggressive players, which is the reason he has a seat.

“If you didn’t [play loose and aggressive] you wouldn’t be asked to play,” Trickett told Card Player.

He also buys in for more than anyone else. He typically enters the game for HK$4 million, or about US$500,000.

Here’s a look at Trickett’s seven-figure hand, as he outlined in a Tuesday blog post.

The action was three-handed, and the button opened to HK$60,000 (US$7,700).

Trickett three-bet to HK$220,000 (US$28,300) from the small blind with JDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit. The big blind, who Trickett describes as “loose aggressive,” cold called. The button called as well.

The flop fell 5-4-3, with two diamonds.

Trickett checked, and the big blind bet HK$440,000 (US$56,600). The button and Trickett both called.

The 6Diamond Suit fell on the turn

The action was checked around.

The river brought the 2Heart Suit.

Trickett checked again, and the big blind bet HK$2.2 million (US$283,000). The button called.

“Sometimes I could just call here,” Trickett wrote, “but because the way the hand had been played out I knew the other two players in the pot were capable of calling light, and they were also aware that I could bluff in this spot as everyone checked the turn.”

So, Trickett shoved for HK$7.7 million (US$991,600), and after a long time in the tank, the big blind eventually called. The button thought about it before eventually mucking.

Trickett’s jack-high flush was good against the unknown hand, and he raked in the pot worth about HK$16 million, or US$2 million.

“It’s actually not the biggest pot I have played,” Trickett admitted. “I have lost a few pots bigger than that where I took some nasty beats, but it was certainly amazing to win my first big pot.”

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