Sam Trickett has now been named an ambassador for the International Stadiums Poker Tour. Trickett is a high stakes poker pro who will represent the tour as it begins its inaugural tournament in London next May.
Trickett will now join Michael Mizrachi as an ambassador for the tour. Trickett has had a successful career in the game of poker, especially in live tournaments. Trickett is currently the all time money leader in the UK with over $16.4 million in winnings from live tournament play.
Trickett announced his new appointment on Twitter by stating: “I just want to announce that I will be an @ispt_poker official ambassador. Will be one of the Biggest tournaments ever held May 31, 2013”
The first even on the tour will begin on May 31st at Wembley Stadium in London. The tournament is expecting 30,000 players in the stands and each player will be playing online. The top 3,000 from this competition will then advance to the live tournament. This tournament will be played on the field at Wembley. The event will have a guaranteed prize pool of €20,000,000 and will be shown on television via six channels.
This past Tuesday, Trickett spoke with Poker Channel Europe on the subject of the tournament and stated: “as a poker player, I have to be associated with such an enormous event. Being part of this tournament means being part of the history of poker.”
The new tournament series is sure to be a big hit with players. It will be interesting to see if the 30,000 players estimated will be close to the amount of those who actually compete or if that number will increase. The tournament is quickly gaining ground and it will be interesting to see how well it is received in 2013.