Kristen Bicknell

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Kristen Bicknell
Born (1986-12-29) December 29, 1986 (age 31)
St. Catharines, Ontario
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 18[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
885th, 2016
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3[2]
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 4

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

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 freshmen 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 ($279,549 USD). 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 2018, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,850,000.[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 (2018-01-03). "Kristen Bicknell: Humble, Driven and Competitve". Poker Central. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  4. ^ Bicknell, Kristen (2012-11-01). "Why They Call Me an 'Ultimate Grinder'". Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  5. ^ Collson, Brett (2013-08-15). "Interview: WSOP Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell Chases Supernova Elite at PokerStars". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  6. ^ Peters, Donnie (2016-06-30). "Kristen Bicknell Proves She's Not a One-Hit Wonder, Wins 2016 WSOP Bounty Event". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Kristen Bicknell - Team partypoker". Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  8. ^ Cross, Valerie (2018-03-08). "Celebrate International Women's Day with Female POY Kristen Bicknell". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  9. ^ O'Connor, Will (2018-01-03). ""Poker After Dark" Opens 2018 with "Femme Fatale" Week". Poker Central. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  10. ^ "Kristen Bicknell's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 

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