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Inside the World of 5 Great Poker Players in the UK

Who doesn’t think that being a professional poker player is a dream career? Although many have dreamt of it, few ending up making it in the big leagues. The UK is home to some of the best poker players in the world.

Here are some of the 5 greatest poker players in the UK.

  1. Sam “Tricky” Trickett 

At 30 years old, Sam Trickett has lived out the poker dream. He has a jaw-dropping $20 million in live tournament winnings, and almost four times as much as any other player in the United Kingdom. A failed career as a professional footballer due to injury led to a successful career in poker.

Trickett is among the new generation of poker players, and he was drawn to the game after its increased online popularity back in early 2000. He shot to international fame when he lost the Big One for One Drop heads up against Antonio Esfandiari, however he still earned $10 million for that loss and went on to become the fifth highest earner in tournament play of all time.

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  1. Jake “neverbluff67” Cody 

Cody also started by playing poker online. Another fine example of how many poker superstars got their start in UK Online Casinos. He amassed a following after revealing to Bluff Europe poker magazine that his career began by depositing £10 into his online poker account and that he has never made another deposit since.

His total live winnings are approximately $4.1 million. He may not match other competitors in terms of winnings, but he was the youngest player to ever win the “Triple Crown” in less than 18 months when he was just 23 years old.


  1. Liv Boeree 

Poker isn’t just a man’s game. Liv was chosen for a 2005 reality poker TV show then after decided to play her hand at live poker tables. She is one of the most successful female professional poker players and has won a total of $2.5 million in cash wins.

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  1. Stephen Chidwick 

In a span of just seven years, Stephen has earned over $4.2 million in tournament cash.  While he’s still a young player, he recently finished fourth in the 2k 6max event at the World Series of Poker Europe and he is sure to have much more success to come on the live circuit.


  1. Ram “Crazy Horse” Vaswani 

While he may not have earned the most live cash winnings, he has still managed to win the impressive sum of $3.4 million. Known to be one of the most aggressive players in the UK poker scene, he is charismatic and has a recognizable erratic style of play.


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