Sam Trickett has continued his impressive form over the past twelve months as he took down the title in the PartyPoker.com World Open VI.
The 24-year-old professional from the United Kingdom collected $200,000 as he overcame a world-class line up at the popular event hosted at The Palm Beach Casino in London.
It wasn’t easy for Trickett as he had to overcome another of the world’s best young players in Yevgeniy Timoshenko heads-up to take down the title.
Trickett, who has made a big impression on the world circuit in 2010 with big cashes at the EPT and WSOP, was relieved to have finally ended up with a title. “To finally win a big tournament is brilliant,” he said. “It is great to hear people saying congratulations rather than commiserations,” said a clearly ecstatic Trickett. “After doubling up very early I felt I was always in control but had a feeling that if I got heads-up it would be against Yevgeniy Timoshenko.”
“It has been an amazing year for English poker players, I am glad to have joined the likes of Toby Lewis and Jake Cody in tasting big success,” he added.
One person who was particularly impressed with Trickett was PartyPoker.com Ambassador Mike Sexton, who joined Jesse May and former champion Phil Laak in the commentary box for the final. “To get to the final I didn’t think he could play better poker,” said Mike. “In the final I think he topped his performance in the heat. To put it quite simply he is a remarkable poker player. It was a treat – a superstar is born.”
The final table of the PartyPoker.com World Open VI also featured EPT Vilamoura champion Toby Lewis, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, John Duthie, Dale Hoy, Juha Helppi and Andrew Robl
The PartyPoker.com World Open VI was produced by Matchroom Sport. Coverage of the event will be presented by Team PartyPoker.com’s Kara Scott and will be first broadcast in the UK later this year and then distributed internationally.
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