Interview: RICK TRIGG Rick Trigg has been a professional poker player for 13 years. He’s earned the nickname ‘The Grinder’ for his work ethic, often working the on-line tables 7 days a week for weeks on end in his early days. In 2014 he was ranked #4 on-line player on the planet. He’s also successful backing horses. Wonder how he does it? Meeting Rick Trigg.
RICK TRIGG (part 1 of 3)
Professional poker player and punter Rick Trigg talks about his poker career, having won £10,000,000 on-line poker (with his backers copping well from that too). Ranked #4 in the world in 2014, he explains ‘make-up’ and the ups and down of a professional poker player. Why he’s known as ‘The Grinder’, playing 7 weeks for weeks on end, juggling the life with family life. He laments the heyday of on-line poker. He has ideas on how poker sites could generate new players and business but they have to up their game.
RICK TRIGG (part 2 of 3)
Professional poker player and punter Rick Trigg talks about the day he won his biggest pot but sold a large percentage of it to backers, finishing 2nd from 55,000 players. He explains the important role ‘stakeholders’ play in the life of a professional player and why he’s interested in winning money and not the spotlight. He continues with the difference between live poker and its on-line equivalent and how boredom can be your enemy. How has he coped with spending 13 years of his life in one of the most solitary versions of ‘the game’? He also talks about collusion in the on-line game and how to spot ‘robot’ players.
RICK TRIGG (part 3 of 3)
In the final part of our three-part interview with professional poker player Rick Trigg he talks about his horse racing betting and how he gets a few quid from sharp information. He talks how the ‘edge’ in Poker, Horse Racing and Life itself, namely to know more than anyone else. Is a bad losing run on the horses any different to a bad losing run in poker? How he gets his live horse racing bets on but wouldn’t want to spend his winnings owning one. He also talks about losing his ability to play as well as he should and what the future holds for him as a professional punter.
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring