Poker pro Kristen Bicknell had an incredible Sunday this weekend. The APPT High Roller winner, who goes by “krissyb24” online, was getting busy at the virtual felt, participating in tournaments at PokerStars and partypoker. Her efforts were worth it, as she took down a Sunday Major and finished as runner-up at another event on PokerStars and picked up two $5,300 MILLIONS Online seats at partypoker.
Her best cash was at the High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday Cooldown 8-Max Turbo PKO on PokerStars. The event saw 186 players take a virtual seat for their chance at taking home a piece of the $372,000 prize pool. The tournament attracted a number of well-known pros, including Viktor Blom, Steve O’Dwyer and Preben Stokkan. Unfortunately, none of the three would see the final table.
By the time the dust settled and almost all players were kicked out to the rail, Bicknell found herself facing “mikki696” out of Austria. She had already picked up bounties worth $27,296 and was in a great position. Ultimately, she would have to settle for second place and $55,805 in prize money, for a total of $83,101. Mikki696 took home $44,546 in bounties and the top prize of $81,444 for a total of $125,990.
In the PokerStars Bigger $215 event, Bicknell was able to outlast of her 563 opponents to pocket an additional $19,882 on the day. She didn’t waste time, putting her heads-up opponent, “ULOSEMFKR!!” out with $14,428. The Estonian player might need to consider a change in moniker. I heard “ILOSEMFKR!!” is available.
Bicknell is still on top of the leaderboard of the Global Poker Index (GPI) Female Player of the Year (FPOY) award. She has 3,029.09 points, a substantial lead over second-place Maria Lampropulos, who has 2,418.28 points. With very little time left in the season, it’s possible that she will be crowned the Female Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
The Canadian pro has two WSOP bracelets to her credit, as well as 18 WSOP money finishes. In 2013, she won the $1,000 Ladies NLHE Championship for $173,922 and picked up $290,768 when she took down the $1,500 Bounty NLHE tournament in 2016. To date, she has over $2.2 million in live-action winnings and more than $2.8 million in online action.