Ship it to Bicknell... three times. Kristen Bicknell added her name to the history books once again with a victory at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online at GGPoker. Bicknell initially made a name for herself as an up and coming player toward the tail end of the poker boom. She made international headlines when she emerged as the victor at the 2013 WSOP Ladies Event. She banked approximately $174K for outlasting 954 ladies and outlasted a tough final table that also included Amanda Baker.
At the 2016 WSOP, Bicknell proved her first bracelet victory was not a fluke by winning an open event to hush her haters and detractors. She defeated Hungary's Norbert Szecsi heads-up for the bling and banked over $290K for that bracelet score, which is only the third-largest cash of her illustrious career.
According to Hendon Mob, Bicknell won over $5 million in tournaments. She's the third best on the all-time women's money list trailing Vanessa Selbst ($11.9 million) and Kathy Liebert ($6.3 million).
Bicknell is currently 16th on the all-time Canadian money list. She needs only $1.3 million more in earnings to catch Gavin Smith.
So, on what seemed like an ordinary Thursday night, the 2020 WSOP Online continued over at GGPoker with Event #44 $2,500 NL 6-max tournament. Event #44 attracted 892 runners and a prize pool that topped $2.1 million.
The final table for Event #44 included Kristen Bicknell, Belarmino 'Iseey0urcard' De Souza, Ilya Anatsky, Dong "nuoyani" Jiang, Simon Higgins, Jerome "gorgiAAs" Finck, Patrick "Pepsi_zero" Semrau, Paul "Doduckduck" Barnes, and Nikita "SanyaRostov" Kalinin. The top five places paid out six-figure scores.
Bicknell defeated Belarmino 'Iseey0urcard' De Souza heads-up for the victory. De Souza banked $261,249 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh!
For the victory in Event #44, Bicknell walked away with a score worth $356,412. Oh and the bling. Do not forget about the bracelet... she added a third to her collection.
In November 2019, Bicknell won a Poker Masters event at the Aria in Las Vegas. She took down a $25K for a score worth $408K. That marked her largest cash to date.
She had kicked off 2019 with a bang when she missed the final table of the inaugural PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) at the 2019 PCA in the Bahamas. Bicknell finished in 11th place and won $328,500, which is a hefty amount considering she narrowly missed a spot at the final table. Spain's Ramon Colillas would end up winning the first PSPC and he got dubbed the Spanish Moneymaker because he qualified online and parlayed a tiny investment into $5.1 million (plus a sponsorship with the Red Spade).
Kristen Bicknell Bracelet Wins
- 2013 WSOP Event #51 $1,000 Ladies NL Championship -- $173,922
- 2016 WSOP Event #36 $1,500 NL Bounty -- $290,768
- 2020 WSOP Online Event #44 $2,500 NL 6-Max -- $356,412