Kristen Bicknell Makes Debut on Poker After DarkJanuary 5, 2018 1:57 pm
Popular television show Poker After Dark returned to the airways on Wednesday and amongst the players featured on “Femme Fatale” week was Annie Duke, Erica Schoenberg, Karina Jett, Maria Ho, Kathy Liebert, Sofia Lovgren, Hui Chen-Kuo, Natasha Mercier, JJ Liu, Melanie Weisner, Tracy Nguyen and Kristen Bicknell, the latter of which is the subject of this article.
Kristen Bicknell is Canada’s highest earning female player with $1,219,917 in winnings, also placing her at number 25 on the Women’s All Time Money List. She captured her first gold bracelet in 2013 after taking down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Ladies Championships event for $173,922, with her biggest score to date then recorded in 2016 after winning a second bracelet at the WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Bounty event for $290,768.
More recently, this year she subsequently achieved an impressive victory at the $5,200 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event for $199,840, in the process capping off her most lucrative year to date with $551,906 in winnings.
Needless to say, Bicknell’s solid results have attracted the attention of the poker media, especially with her also having amassed $395,857 playing online under the screen name krissyb24, and in June of 2017 she started a sponsorship tenure as a member of Team partypoker.
Bicknell is also well-known for her smile and positive attitude on the poker circuit, which is reflected in her approach to the game which revolves around having fun and enjoying the competition. Providing more insight into what helps make a winning player, Bicknell explains:
“Push yourself as hard as you’re comfortable with. Don’t expect to always win, or only enjoy it when you are winning. Be gracious when you win and when you lose. Find ways to enjoy the game regardless of the results. I have always found that when you’re having fun and in a positive mindset, results are usually more positive too.”
Talking about her television debut on Poker After Dark, Bicknell said that it was a real honor to be invited onto the show, describing her emotions as a mixture of excited, nervous, and happy.