Trickett wins Road to Old Trafford

Trickett wins Road to Old Trafford

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

As well as being arguably Britain's best poker player Sam Trickett is also a massive Manchester United fan and last year's WSOP Big One for One Drop runner up managed to mix business with pleasure over the weekend by taking down a tournament at Old Trafford.

Trickett outlasted a 169 runner field to win the title and seemed delighted especially considering the buy-in for the tournament was just £250 rather than the thousands he usually puts on the table. “I am
really happy to win this event – I played for fun but I felt I really had to win at Old Trafford – I made it my mission!” said Sam.

PartyPoker's Road To Old Trafford tournament featured a selection of amateur qualifiers, top pros such as Trickett as well as former United favourites Dwight Yorke, Quinton Fortune and Norman Whiteside. Former England skipper Bryan Robson also took part and thoroughly enjoyed his efforts on the felt. “It seemed like everyone really enjoyed the event – Old Trafford is really a magical place. There was a great fun atmosphere and I was happy to be part of it.” said Robson.

The biggest earner in UK poker history also managed to show his charitable side, making a chunky contribution to the Live the Dream charity. “I am happy to make a contribution to Rio’s charity, it is a very worthy cause,” said Sam, “this has been a great fun weekend and so much different and more relaxed than any other tournament I have played. I am totally made up for winning at Old Trafford, it has been an amazing experience.”

Throw in a visit to the club's Carrington training base and being given a special, signed shirt and it sounds like the perfect few days for Sam.

1st Sam Trickett - £10,000
2nd Alejandro Santos £6,520
3rd Matt Adams £4,200
4th Daniel Creser £3,100
5th Karl Michael Roberts £2,320
6th Brandon Leslie £1,840
7th Jimmy Cinquemani £1,520
8th David Menzies £1,220
9th Kane Bambrook £924
10th David Phethean £650

Tags: Sam Trickett, Manchester United