The 2013 WSOP Ladies Event Champion Kristen Bicknell faded a KNOCKOUT field of 2,158 runners to win Event #46 $1,500 NL BOUNTY. Bicknell became the first woman to win a bracelet at the 2016 WSOP and she also became the first Canadian to break through to the winner's circle. Shaun Deeb took down Event #49 $1,500 Seven Card Stud and survived a tough final two tables. Deeb, the legendary online maestro,put some of his deft live-action skills on display as he won his second overall WSOP bracelet.
Two more bracelets were up for grabs as the WSOP headed into the last day of June. Kristen Bicknell won the first one. The Canadian online pro and full-time student was one of three players who returned on Day 4 to determine a champion in Event #46 $1,500 NL BOUNTY. Her win marked a second-career bracelet and she had previously won the 2013 Ladies Event. Bicknell was a SuperNove Elite on Stars who has logged over 14 million hands in her shrt career, but she recently transitioned from an online cash game grinder to a live tournament regular. So far, so good for KB!
Shaun Deeb added another piece of jewelry to his collection. He took down the 10K PLO Championship last year, but this year he won Event #49 $1,500 Seven Card Stud for a $111K score. Deeb now a bracelet for each wrist.
On Friday, the 10K PLO Championship and the NL Shootout will play down to a winner. One, if not both events, should be on the live stream webcast.
Event #46 $1,500 BOUNTY NL - Final Results
It took four days, but semi-pro Kristen Bicknell faded a field of 2,158 runners to win the Knockout event and $290K for first place. John Myung busted first on Day 4 setting up a heads-up bout between Bicknell and Hungary's Norbert Szecsi. She easily dispatched the Huungarian for the win.
Kristen Bicknell became the first female to win a bracelet at the 2016 WSOP and she crushed an open event too. She also made the citizens of the Great White North happy as the first Canadian to ship a bracelet at the 2016 WSOP. Yup, it wasn't Danny Boy or Timex or SirWatts who won the first bracelet for Canada, eh? Nope... it was Kristen Bicknell!
Bicknell previously won the 2013 WSOP Ladies Event, which was her first bracelet. This win in Event #46 marked her second piece of bling. Bicknell also only made two final tables at the WSOP...and she won both.
2016 WSOP - Event #46 $1,500 BOUNTY NL
Prize Pool: $1,834,300
Event #46 - Final Table Payouts:
1. Kristen Bicknell (Canada) $290,768
2. Norbert Szecsi (Hungary) $179,625
3. John Myung (USA) $130,588
4. Ryan Leg (USA) $95,857
5. Will Failla (USA) $71,049
6. Sebastien Comel (France) $53,181
7. Steve Gee (USA) $40,203
8. Fadi Hamad (USA) $30,697
9. Jason Singleton (USA) $23,678
Event #49 $1,500 Seven Card Stud - Final Results
Eugene Katchalov went into the final table as the chip leader but the Ukrainian-born pro busted in fifth place. John Monette was one of the first players to exit the final table. Katherine Fleck was trying to become the second woman to win a bracelet on Friday at the Rio, but she could only get as far as fourth place before she bowed out.
Italian Pirate Max Pescatori finished in third place...and he narrowly picked up another piece of bling.
Shaun Deeb wafflecrush'd Adam Friedman, who was dunzo in second place. Deeb won $111,101 and his second title. He has now won bracelets in consecutive years. Deeb now has over $8.5M in combined live/online winnings.
2016 WSOP - Event #49$1,500 Seven Card Stud
Prize Pool: $446,850
Event #49 - Final Table Payouts:
1. Shaun Deeb (USA) $111,101
2. Adam Friedman (USA) $68,666
3. Max Pescatori (Italy) $46,312
4. Eugene Katchalov (Ukraine) $31,899
5. Katherine Fleck (USA) $22,448
6. Yaniv Birman (USA) $16,147
7. John Monette (USA) $11,878
8. Corey Zeidman (USA) $8,941
Event #50 $1,500 Shootout NL - Day 3 and Final Table
Down to 12 out of 1,050 runners. Vanessa Selbst leads the final two tables of the shootout. They intend to play down to a champ. The final 13 locked up at least $17,255. First place pays out $264,046.
Selbst is trying to win her fourth bracelet. With all the talk about Jason Mercier's run this summer, it's about time Selbst went on a deep run herself. She'll have Sam Greenwood to her right when play resumes on Friday.
Here's the seating assignments for the final two tables ...
- TABLE 1
- Seat 1: Niall Farrell
- Seat 2: Raymond Ho
- Seat 3: Alexander Lakhov
- Seat 4: Daniel Tang
- Seat 5: Erkut Yilmaz
- Seat 6: Daniel McAulay
- TABLE 2
- Seat 1: Safiya Umerova
- Seat 2: Damian Salas
- Seat 3: Yuliyan Kolev
- Seat 4: Sam Greenwood
- Seat 5: Vanessa Selbst
- Seat 6: Michael Mixer
Event #51 $10,000 8-Handed PLO Championship - Day 3 and Final Table
This event is not quite at a final table. 400 players entered this PLO 10K championship event, but only 28 remained at the end of two days. Tommy Le bagged up the most chips with 2.1M. Brandon Shack-Harris is right behind in second and Aussie James Obst is third. Also still alive... Loren Klein, Max Silver, Peter Eichhardt, Scott Seiver, Jesper Hougaard, Gary Benson, and Aubin Cazals from France. First place pays out a whopping $894K.
Jason Mercier busted late on Day 2 in 36th place. Other notables who cashed included Mike Matusow, Benjamin Pollak, SirWatts, and Joe Cheong.
2016 WSOP - Event #51 $10,000 8-Handed PLO Championship
Prize Pool: $3,760,000
Event #51 - Final Table Payouts: