After coming in second place and winning a cool $10 million at the WSOP’s The Big One for One Drop tournament yesterday, Sam Trickett was on top of the world. Trickett, a former plumber and soccer player, raked in $10,112,001 in the $1 million buy-in tournament, losing to Antonio Esfandiari, who won $18.3 million.
However, with $10 million burning a hole in your pocket, there can be some haters out there. And Trickett learned this the hard way when six men attacked him as he was leaving a Vegas club with his girlfriend, Natasha Sandu.
Trickett posted the above picture and tweeted, “Was having a great day until 6 guys did this to me.Seriously Wtf? Couldn’t be more angry… #cowards”
Later adding, “Is this what happens if ur successful? literally beat the s–t out of me and spat in @NatashaSandhu face all over nothing.”
On her own Twitter account, Sandhu confirmed Trickett’s attack, writing, ”It wasn’t a mugging or anything just over nothing, sam is fine … gonna spend some quality time together now,” Sandu wrote.
Reportedly, the attack was instigated after a heated exchange related to Sandhu. She reports that Trickett is OK and they are spending some quality time together while he recovers. There is no word on whether or not the attack was related to Trickett’s big win in the One Drop tournament.
Yesterday’s poker tournament pledged $111,111 of every million dollar buy-in to One Drop. Taking place over three days, a staggering $5.5 million was raised for charity – bringing drinking water to countries in need.
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