POWERFEST News: Sam Trickett is The Local Boy in The Photograph

In the mid-90s, when Britpop was at its pomp, a Welsh band called The Stereophonics kicked up a storm in the local pubs and clubs of the South Wales Valleys. 

The band called their debut album ‘Word Gets Around,’ and when it comes to the dangers of COVID-19, and the impression it’s having on the South Wales rockers and the people who pogo to their sounds – it doesn’t seem like word gets around at all. 

In the wake of Boris Johnson informing the people of the UK to stay indoors to halt the spread of the virus, the Phonics went ahead with plans to hold back-to-back concerts in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, and 10,000 people felt the idea, sound. 

We’ve all got to earn a crust, right?

‘Work’ needs a new future.

We have to adapt to the current crisis and quickly.

Rock bands.

Sports teams.

Poker players.

Some get it, and some don’t.

POWERFEST High Roller Roundup

partypoker LIVE’s become a carcass, but that’s ok because Waters, Duthie and Yong continue to enthral with their online jewel, and POWERFEST is the perfect antidote in a time where the biological desire for physical connection needs switching off.

Before partypoker LIVE went the same way as seaweed in the hands of my hungry Korean grandmother, Sam Trickett hit the headlines with a victory in the $25,500 No-Limit Hold ’em (NLHE) event at the partypoker MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi, Russia. 

Trickett conquered a field of 58-entrants to capture the $435,000 first prize in that event, and he’s taken that form into POWERFEST where Sam has been smooth as a pebble.

The local boy in partypoker’s photograph, made crabmeat of a field of 52-entrants in a $5,200, $150k GTD Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) 6-Max event, banking $104,000. He then went on to finish fifth in an identical event several days later for $25,937.

Fellow partypoker ambassador, Joni’ JJouhk’ Jouhkimainen, pushed Trickett hard during the Englishman’s victory, finishing fourth for $23,400, the same day Jouhkimainen beat 268 entrants in the $530 NLHE PKO Fast for more than $25k, and a hop, skip and a jump away from a victory in a 46-entrant $5,200 buy-in PLO 6-Max event for $92,000.

Trickett and Jouhkimainen weren’t the only pair of partypoker pros picking prizes from the POWERFEST pantry. Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski finished fourth in the most significant buy-in event of the series, the $25,500, $2m GTD NLHE Super High Roller.

The event attracted 90-entrants, and Piace1992 earned his second pair of stripes of the series, picking up a check for $596,250. Isaac Haxton finished tenth in that event. 

Sami “ChimneyBarrel” Kelopuro is another high stakes star who recently picked up a POWERFEST title. The Finnish high stakes cash game star topped a field of 67-entrants to win a $2,100 PLO 6-Max event for $47,043.50, making that more than $400,000 in POWERFEST dollars in the past eight months.

That’s it for POWERFEST for now. 

We’ll let the Stereophonics play us out.

‘Traffic’ is one of the finest songs on ‘Word Gets Around,’ and partypoker is experiencing an upsurge in that very thing since the COVID-19 virus turned into a hurricane. 

Kelly Jones sang: “Is anyone going anywhere?”

partypoker hopes not.