British poker superstar Sam Trickett is on the lookout for a new sponsor after he and Everest Poker parted ways by mutual consent.
Trickett signed with Everest Poker as a brand ambassador in March 2014, which was something of a major coup for the online poker site. Trickett is the current number one in the United Kingdom all-time money listings, according to The Hendon Mob, and currently occupies sixth place in the worldwide standings courtesy of his $20,566,809 in live tournament winnings.
Part of Trickett's deal saw him return to the live poker tournament circuit with renewed vigor and was almost immediately successful with the former plumber finishing as runner-up to Andrea Dato for €65,888 in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Venice Main Event.
Two cashes at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Vienna festival followed that deep run in Venice, before Trickett cashed in the EPT Grand Final Main Event.
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.
It was largely a disappointing WSOP by Trickett's high standards, a fact not helped in the slightest by him being ill for a large part of the series and then recovering from a badly lacerated foot. It took Trickett until Event #35: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Eight Handed to record his first cash, an 11th place finish netting him $33,734.
Trickett cashed once more when he finished 18th in Event #64: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha for $35,402 and crashed out of the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One For Big Drop after 31 hands when his lost to the of Daniel Negreanu with Trickett's stack going in on the river of the board.
According to the Calvin Ayre site, 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."
Trickett is currently in Las Vegas but seems to be doing well for himself in the high-stakes cash games taking place there, and not playing as many bracelet-awarding events as a result.
Been so busy in the cash games this year.I am starting to miss not playing the WSOP events....Follow @Samtrickett1