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Poker’s Sam Trickett says he was attacked, beaten after ‘One Drop’ event


Christopher DeVargas

Sam Trickett faces off against Antonio Esfandiari in the final round of the Big One for One Drop at the World Series Of Poker at the Rio Pavilion, July 3, 2012.

Updated Friday, July 6, 2012 | 10:36 a.m.

British poker pro Sam Trickett’s night of celebration in Las Vegas after his runner-up finish in a World Series of Poker tournament turned sour when he says six men jumped him.

According to a picture and post on Trickett’s twitter account he had been out celebrating a second-place finish at the Big One For One Drop poker tournament at the Rio on Tuesday when the men spat on his girlfriend and beat him up. The attack left bruises on his cheek and forehead, and a cut on his nose.

@samtrickett1: “Is this what happens if ur successful? Literally beat the (stuffing) out of me and spat in @NatashaSandhu (his girlfriend) face all over nothing…”

Later Natasha Sandhu posted about the altercation as well.

@NatashaSandhu: “It wasn’t a mugging or anything just over nothing, sam is fine...gonna spend some quality time together now :)”

Trickett had won a $10.1 million for his finish in the tournament. Trickett tweeted later about spending the day with Sandhu, suggesting he is OK after the altercation.

A Metro Police spokesman said that as of Friday morning, no report about the incident had been filed with police.

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