Titan w.w88 Player Scores Two Luton Cashes


“Last year I qualified for a tournament in Morocco via Titan w.w88 ,” said Austrian player Michael Huber. “This year I’m going to Luton. I hope I will be able to make some money out of my ticket there!”

Huber, who plays on Titan Poker under the nickname “mainstreamer”, finished in 7th place at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Luton 2011 £1,000 + £70 Main Event for a prize of £7,420. Two days later he took first place in the GUKPT’s £100 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty event for a prize of £1,395.

“I had a good feeling when I started the tournament, but in poker, you never know 😉 ,” Huber said of his Main Event participation.

“I think I played my A-Game most of the time,” he added. “I had AsTs when I was eliminated in 7th place, but I was very short stacked.”

As we learned from the GUKPT live blog of the event, Huber made the final table with a chipstack that was just under average. In Level 20, with blinds 8k/16k and an ante of 1.5k, Huber went all-in with AT against the AQ of Chaz Chattha. The flop was very good for Huber, AT7, but the turn brought a queen and the river blanked. Chattha went on to win the tournament.

Huber won his ticket to Luton, the fourth leg of this year’s Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, at a Titan Poker Super Satellite on July 25th.

In October last year, Huber won a package to the DeepStack Open Marrakech 2010 in Morocco. At the time, Huber told us, “I like the many different satellites that Titan Poker offers, as they are of great value. I hope I can turn my qualification into some money down there in Morocco!”

While Huber didn’t cash out at that event, he did score a win in Morocco. According to his record on The Hendon Mob database, he finished in second place in the €500 6-Max No Limit Hold’em event on November 22, 2010 for a prize of €11,475, which is his biggest live tournament cash out to date.

Sam Trickett Wins British Best Cash Player Award

Team Titan’s Sam Trickett won the prestigious Best Cash Player Award at last night’s second annual British Poker Award ceremony, staged at Poker in the Park at Hanover Square in London.

Trickett, who won the Best New Player Award at last year’s inaugural British Poker Award ceremony, was also nominated in the categories of Best Tournament Player and Best Social Media User.

The award winners were selected by online voters. British stand-up comedian Lucy Porter announced the award ceremony, which included a charity auction to raise money for the Peace and Sport organization.

Sam just returned to England after playing cash games in Macau. He had skipped attending the popular EPT Barcelona tournament in order to return to the high stakes cash game action which he preferred. In a January interview with Bluff Europe Magazine Trickett told of his successful bluffs during an extremely profitable session in Macau.

According to details revealed in that interview, Trickett was involved with Tom Dwan in some high stakes action with very rich Chinese businessmen. Sam “ended up winning about a million pounds over two sessions”. In one hand, Sam was bluffing “all-in for 2,000,000 HKD (£160,000)” and his Chinese opponent folded to his relief.

Trickett has also demonstrated his skillful tournament play this year by winning the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge and by finishing in second place in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller. However, the Best Tournament Player Award went to Poker Triple Crown winner Jake Cody.

Sam promises to devote some time this month to online poker play at Titan Poker, where along with Team Titan colleague Marvin Rettenmaier, he will play cash tables and tournaments during Sam & Marvin’s Playground, part of the online poker room’s 6 Year Anniversary celebrations.

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