Kristen Bicknell Clinches Third World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

Kristen Bicknell Clinches Third World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

In a historic achievement, Kristen Bicknell secured her third World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet, making her only the fourth woman to reach this milestone alongside poker legends Barbara Enright, Vanessa Selbst, and Nani Dollison. Bicknell, a Canadian poker professional, outlasted a field of 892 entries to claim victory in the WSOP Online 2020 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, earning not only the prestigious hardware but also a top prize of $356,412.

Bicknell’s poker journey began in 2013 when she clinched her first gold bracelet by triumphing in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Women’s Championship, collecting $173,922. Three years later, she added another bracelet to her collection in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em open-field event, outplaying a field of 2,158 entries for a payday of $290,768. With this recent win, Bicknell’s total recorded tournament earnings exceed $5.4 million.

The event boasted a substantial prize pool of $2,118,500, with the top 116 finishers securing at least $6,022 in winnings. Notable players making deep runs included two-time bracelet winner Danny Tang (21st – $11,697), Norbert Szacsi (14th – $15,958), David Jackson ($21,771), and kunjungi agen online terbaik Chris Kruk (10th – $21,771).

As the field narrowed down to the final six players, Belarmino De Souza led in chip count, with Bicknell positioned fourth after the elimination of Patrick Semrau in seventh place ($55,280). The first casualty at the final table was Jerome Finck of France, who lost a preflop race with pocket fives against De Souza’s queen-jack. The board favored De Souza, granting him a pair on the flop and a straight on the river, sending Finck to the rails with a $75,416 payday in sixth place.

Bicknell seized a significant pot with a front thigh falling above De Souza’s full house on the river, moving up the leaderboard before the next significant confrontation unfolded. Simon Higgins went all-in under the gun with pocket tens, and Bicknell made a matching call with Ace-King. She landed top pair and a flush draw, completing her flush on the river. Higgins exited in fifth place, earning $102,887 for his deep run in the event.