Canada's Kristen Bicknell Joins Party PokerJune 15, 2017 8:20 am
Kristen Bicknell has become the latest player to join partypoker’s ever-expanding roster of sponsored pros, where the mostly online pro will also get to represent the site in the live arena. The Canadian pro’s signing coincides with the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas, where she is currently in action trying to capture a third career gold bracelet. Commenting upon its latest brand ambassador, Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters stated:
“We have been looking to add a Canadian poker pro to our team for some time and I’m delighted that we have been able to appoint Kristen.. It is a pleasure to have Kristen join partypoker. She is a well-respected in the industry and has some extremely impressive online cashes. I look forward to see Kristen playing online on partypoker and also on the partypoker LIVE circuit this year.”
Over the years, Kristen Bicknell has amassed $339,576 in online winnings playing under the screen name Krissyb24, as well as a further $791,509 competing in live tournaments since her first cash back in 2006. In 2013, Bicknell subsequently won her first gold bracelet after taking down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em – Ladies Championships for $173,922, while in 2016 she doubled her bracelet tally with a victory at the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Bounty event for $290,768. That win also represented her biggest score to date, with 2016 a break-out year for the pro having collected $457,778 in earnings.
Already this year, Bicknell has added a further $123,498 to her career winnings, and in April she represented her new sponsor at the £5,300 partypoker Millions Live, where she competed against the likes of Mike McDonald, Mike Leah, Sam Greenwood, Ari Engel, Daniel Dvoress, and Michael Watson. While the event was ultimately won by Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos for £1,000,000, Bicknell still managed a respectable 52nd place finish for £17,500 ($21,962).
Commenting on her latest sponsorship deal, Kristen Bicknell said: “I have been watching what partypoker have been doing for the last year and as a regular online player I have appreciated the progress they’ve made. It was a no brainer for me when Tom asked me to join the team and help them on this journey to make the site and the live circuit better for the players.”