Sam Trickett Taking A Break From Poker

By Ben Hamill - April 17 2021

Sam Trickett Taking A Break From Poker

English Poker master Sam Trickett has opted to take a break from his responsibilities as partypoker ambassador. The Brit has explained his decision as one motivated by a desire to focus more of his attention on his “growing” family.

The Poker pro and his wife, Mieke Dockley, last year became the new parents to baby Bodhi Blu. Trickett appears to have had his priorities shifted by the birth of the couple’s first child. He recently tweeted the news of his decision to take a break on social media, announcing his plans to his 54,000 fans on Twitter, and saying that life looked a little different to him after new addition to the family’s arrival in October last year.

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Meeting New Demands

It’s a well-known fact that playing professional Poker places a lot of pressure on an individual’s time and personal resources – and even more so on one’s lifestyle. Trickett, for one, has spent the bulk of the past almost 15 years travelling the world while chasing down those big and rewarding cash tournaments and prized wins.

Being on the road with a new baby at home is understandably difficult, presenting new parents with many never before navigated challenges.

The game has been a major part of the UK’s number-2 ranked player, with his rise to fame well-documented over the last decade.

An Incredible Journey

The Brit posted his first significant cash win off a Great British Poker Tour victory back in May 2007. Little did he realise at the time that his first win would ultimately lead him on a journey that would culminate in him being hailed as one of the most prized players of his generation.

Trickett went on to post his first six-figure stunner only a little over a year after his debut, in June 2008. He during that run finished fourth in a World Series of Poker event played in Las Vegas. That grand day saw the famous Brit bank a not-too-shabby $245,927 for his commendable efforts.

By then travelling full speed on the super Poker highway, he in 2011 went on to win his first Aussie Millions cash tournament when he that year aced the AUS$100,000 Challenge. He walked away with a phenomenal AUS$1,525,000 tucked firmly into his back pocket.

Trickett has traditionally preferred cash games over tournament Poker and has never made a secret of this fact.

Even though the Poker world will probably not experience the Brit’s magic at the cash felt any time soon, out bet is Trickett will ultimately be back. Poker is just like that, after all.

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