Hello, New Poker readers!
If you’re into poker, there’s a name you’ve surely heard of, or if not, it’s high time you did: Kristen Bicknell. This Canadian sensation is making waves in the poker world, and today, we dive into her extraordinary journey.
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Rising to the Poker Elite
Kristen isn’t just your average poker enthusiast. With an impressive career collection of over $5.3 million, it’s evident she plays her cards right, both figuratively and literally.
Kristen Bicknell’s Golden Era
Over the years, the Global Poker Index (GPI) has recognized poker talent globally, and our very own Kristen was no exception. She was crowned GPI Female Player of the Year, not once, not twice, but three times in succession from 2017 through 2019. A testament to her consistency and prowess!
WSOP: Kristen’s Playground
World Series of Poker (WSOP) enthusiasts would undoubtedly know of her remarkable feats. This poker prodigy has not one, not two, but three poker game bracelets to her name. She kicked off her poker journey with a bang in 2013 by winning the WSOP Ladies Event and a cash prize of $173,922. Fast forward to 2016, and she was back at it, clinching the $1,500 Bounty Event and pocketing $290,768. With the pandemic shifting the 2020 WSOP online, she showcased her adaptability by securing her third bracelet in Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed, walking away with a cool $356,412.
More than Just WSOP Trophies
Kristen’s poker story extends beyond the glittering tournament events. She’s a PokerStars veteran and has achieved the esteemed Supernova Elite status for three years straight. And trust us when we say this: it’s no easy feat, especially when juggling up to 24 tables at once!
After her inaugural tournament win, she transitioned to the allure of live poker. Sharing her insights with PokerNews in 2019, she emphasized the mental challenge of poker and termed it both “fun” and a “grind.”
A personal and career highlight? In 2018, she and her soon-to-be husband, Alex Foxen, dominated the MSPT Venetian $5,000 event, finishing in the top two spots. Additionally, let’s not forget her crowning achievement as a Poker Masters champion.
Kristen Bicknell is undoubtedly a force to reckon with in the poker arena. Her journey, from online tables to global championships, serves as an inspiration to both seasoned players and newcomers. Keep those cards close, and who knows, you might be the next big name on New Poker! Until next time, play responsibly and stay sharp!