UK poker player Sam Trickett signed up with Everest Poker in March 2014 to serve as an ambassador for the brand and help promote Everest Poker events. The company was happy to sign on Trickett as its brand ambassador as he is currently rated as the best poker player in the United Kingdom and the sixth best player in the world based on stats provided by the Hendon Mob which list his live poker tournament winnings as $20,566,809.
Trickett was a plumber in the UK who decided to play poker on a full time basis and since then has done incredibly well on the circuit. After signing up with Everest Poker he had a great start and finished in second place at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Venice Main Event winning €65,888. His success brought more visibility to the Everest Poker brand and the online poker website was happy to get a strong return on investment from Trickett.
However, things started going downhill from then as a Sam Trickett cashed in at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Vienna festival and the EPT Grand Final Main Event. He then moved on to the Las Vegas, to take part in the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament and his trip to Vegas received a lot of attention as he was also scheduled to play in an exclusive Everest Poker promotion that would allow Everest poker players the opportunity to win up to 10% of Trickett’s prize money.
Trickett had a poor WSOP by his standards as was sick throughout most of the tournament and also had to deal with a lacerated foot. In the summer of 2014, Trickett made the journey to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Much was made of Trickett’s WSOP trip, not least because he was meant to play a busy schedule as part of an Everest Poker exclusive promotion that gave Everest poker players the chance to win up to 10% of Trickett’s winnings. He had to wait till Event #35: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight Handed to win any money and ended up finishing in eleventh place and was awarded $33,734.
Everest Poker decided after a year that it was best to part ways. In a statement, Dave Bland, the Campaigns manager for Everest Poker, said:
Sam’s time as the sponsored pro with Everest Poker was one which saw some real highs for us, both as an online poker room and fans of the game. Our players had a really unique way of enjoying Sam’s progress at the World Series of Poker last year through our ‘Share 10% of Sam’, and Sam has been an exemplary ambassador for our brand. We’d like to thank him for his contribution to Everest Poker in the past 12 months and we’re really looking forward to a summer with some exciting news just around the corner.