Ship it to KB! Kristen Bicknell banked over $4.5 million in tournaments over the last several years with 14 six-figure cashes and moved into 20th on the all-time Canadian money list. She's still $37 million away from catching Negreanu, but she's been climbing up the list after a sensational 2019.
Bicknell nearly doubled her career earnings this year alone with $2.27 million in tournament winnings since January 2019. Bicknell made headlines last week when she final tabled the WPT Montreal and she's at it again with a victory in the Poker Masters in Las Vegas. In addition, Bicknell secured her largest to date (once again) with a sick haul at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.
She kicked off 2019 with an 11th place finish at the inaugural PSPC, which paid out $328,500. That marked her largest cash to date at the time. After the PCA ended, Bicknell headed down under to the Aussie Millions where she final tabled the $100K (AUD). During the EPT Monte Carlo, Bicknell won a side event.
During the summer in Las Vegas, Bicknell cashed in 10 events at the 2019 WSOP at the Rio with one final table but she fell short in a quest for another bracelet. While grinding the WSOP, she won a $10K High Roller at the Aria. At the end of the summer, Bicknell flew to Europe and took sixth place at the partypoker Millions Europe €100K Triton 100K Super High Roller in Roz Vegas.
Last week, Bicknell made a token appearance in Canada and final tabled the WPT Montreal with a fifth-place finish for $105K.
After a quick stop in Canada, Bicknell returned to Vegas for the 2019 Poker Masters. The winner of the entire series won the coveted purple jacket that looks super swanky and something Clyde Frazier would wear.
Only the top eight places were paid out. Elio Fox min-cashed in 8th place and David Stamm finished in seventh place.
The final six included Ben Heath, Ralph Wong, Andras Nemeth, Ali Imsirovic, Chance Kornuth, and Kristen Bicknell.
Bicknell defeated Kornuth heads-up for the title. Kornuth banked $267,500 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?
Bicknell walked away with her largest single-score to date worth $408,000. The victory put her in second overall on the 2019 Poker Masters Standings. Kornuth leads by over 330 points after finishing in second place thrice. Yes, Kornuth went deep in three Poker Masters events but he could not pull off a victory and settled on a trio of bridesmaid finishes since last Monday.