Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Trickett Taken Away

• Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Sam Trickett's winner photo from the $100,000 event at the Aussie Millions

We picked up the action on the turn of a {Q-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {9-Hearts} {4-Hearts} board. Sam Trickett was first into the pot with 15,000, nearly the full pot. His opponent moved all in behind him, and Trickett didn't like it, but he called off his last ~60,000 to put himself at risk. The news was good, though, and he was well ahead.

Showdown
Trickett: {K-Clubs} {9-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}

Trickett's two pair had him poised to double, but he'd be counterfeited on the river. The {Q-Spades} dropped, giving both players kings and queens, but Mr. Opponent the superior kicker.

Trickett won nearly $3 million in Australia in January alone, and rumor has it he added another £1 million to that playing cash games in Macau. He may well win $9 million during 2011, but it won't come from the Main Event. His World Series of Poker is over.

Tagovi: Sam Trickett