Close Call For Sam Trickett

UK players just miss out on a third bracelet as Sam Trickett comes second in one of the WSOP’s toughest tournaments

It’s been another great morning for the British contingent in Las Vegas as Sam Trickett finished the runner-up in event #17, $5,000 No Limit Hold’em – just missing out on his first WSOP bracelet to American pro Jason DeWitt.

Trickett had to contend with a very tough final table that featured online stars including Jeff ‘yellowsub86’ Williams, Amit Makhija, Paul Foltyn and David Benefield to make it to heads-up with DeWitt. The Nottingham pro came in as the short stack and – despite having the best of it preflop – his A-7 was cruelly outdrawn by the T-8 of DeWitt to deny him a brilliant victory.

However, Trickett will find some consolation in the $505,725 prize money he receives, a total that far eclipses his previous biggest score of £109,050 that he collected when winning GUKPT Luton in 2008.

Trickett’s performance is yet another superb showing by British players who already have two bracelets in this World Series.

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