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Kristen Bicknell

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Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell 2018.jpg
Kristen Bicknell in 2018
Born (1986-12-29) December 29, 1986 (age 33)
St. Catharines, Ontario
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)33[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
492nd, 2018
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)5[2]
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)4

Kristen Bicknell (born December 29, 1986) is a Canadian professional poker player.

Early life[edit]

Bicknell was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. She drew inspiration from professional poker player, Jennifer Harman, and regularly watched her on Poker After Dark.[3]

Poker career[edit]

Bicknell began playing poker in her freshman year at college. She began playing online in 2006 under the alias krissyb24 (PokerStars) and krissy24 (Full Tilt Poker).

She hit Supernova Elite on PokerStars in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This required her to play approximately 2.5 million hands per year. She focused her online games at the $1/$2 to $2/$4 stakes. She calls herself the "Ultimate Grinder" for the volume of hands she plays online.[4] In 2013, she won the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker earning $173,922.[5]

In 2016, Bicknell won the $1,500 No-Limit hold'em bounty event and earned $290,768.[6] That same year she signed with partypoker.[7]

Bicknell was the highest ranked live tournament female poker player in 2017 with a total GPI points of 2,627.75. She ranked above Maria Lampropulos and Maria Ho. Her largest win of 2017 came in December's WPT Five Diamond Series at Bellagio. She triumphed with a 1st-place trophy in a $5200 No-Limit Hold'Em event, outlasting a field of 147 for $199,840.[8]

In January 2018, Bicknell appeared on Poker After Dark for a ladies only cash game titled "Femme Fatale" week. She went on to events in Australia and Uruguay, while winning the APPT National High Roller in Macau during March for $2,192,000 HKD (US$279,549). At the final table, she defeated David Peters heads up to top a field of 117, who all entered for $80000 HKD each.[9]

As of 2019, her total live tournament winnings exceed $4,700,000.[10]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Event Prize Money
2013 $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship $173,922
2016 $1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold'em $290,768


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ World Poker Tour profile
  3. ^ Rinkerma, Remko (January 3, 2018). "Kristen Bicknell: Humble, Driven and Competitive". Poker Central. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Bicknell, Kristen (November 1, 2012). "Why They Call Me an 'Ultimate Grinder'". Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Collson, Brett (August 15, 2013). "Interview: WSOP Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell Chases Supernova Elite at PokerStars". PokerNews. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Peters, Donnie (June 30, 2016). "Kristen Bicknell Proves She's Not a One-Hit Wonder, Wins 2016 WSOP Bounty Event". PokerNews. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kristen Bicknell - Team partypoker". Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Cross, Valerie (March 8, 2018). "Celebrate International Women's Day with Female POY Kristen Bicknell". PokerNews. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  9. ^ O'Connor, Will (January 3, 2018). ""Poker After Dark" Opens 2018 with "Femme Fatale" Week". Poker Central. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Kristen Bicknell's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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