British plumber who won £6.5m in poker tournament attacked in Las Vegas

Ruth Doherty
British plumber who won £6.5m in poker tournament attacked in Las Vegas
British plumber who won £6.5m in poker tournament attacked in Las Vegas

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A British ex-plumber who won £6.5m in a Las Vegas poker tournament has been attacked by six men following his achievement.

Sam Trickett, nicknamed Tricky, 26, was leaving a club with a female friend, Natasha Sandhu, when he was set upon by six men.

British plumber who won £6.5m in poker tournament attacked in Las Vegas
British plumber who won £6.5m in poker tournament attacked in Las Vegas

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While he received cuts and bruises, Natasha was spat on in the seemingly unprovoked attack, which occurred just hours after he came second in the Big One For One Drop poker tournament, according to the Daily Mail.

Sam, who spent £640,000 on the tournament entry fee but scooped £6.5m for coming second, tweeted: "Was having a great day until 6 guys did this to me. Seriously WTF? Couldn't be more angry #cowards."

He later added: "Is this what happens if you're successful?
"Literally beat the s*** out of me and spit in Natasha's face all over nothing."

Forty eight players entered the Big One For One Drop competition, which was won by Antonio Esfandiari, from Iran, who took home $18.3million (£11.7million) in prize money.




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