|Born||December 29, 1986 (age 33)|
St. Catharines, Ontario
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
- His best showing in the World Poker Tour was a fourth-place finish in the 2006 World Poker Challenge, where he won $142,285. As of 2019, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,350,000. His 43 cashes at the WSOP account for over $2,400,000 of those winnings. World Series of Poker Bracelets.
- Kansas City, MO - Ryan Gregor outlasted the field at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Monday to lay claim to $111,696 and his first Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) title. It took 13 hours and 284.
Kristen Bicknell (born December 29, 1986) is a Canadian professional poker player.
@HPTPoker $2500 Championships Day 1B was not kind to the Player of the Year leader Ryan Gregor. Cards were not turning or rivering in his favor, even when his short stack was all in against another short stack. Gregor is all in and Cherie Wallace - who said on break she was 'on life support,' put her final 5200 against Gregor's last 8000. Ryan Gregor live updates from poker tournaments. ABOUT CARDPLAYER, THE POKER AUTHORITY CardPlayer.com is the world's oldest and most well respected poker magazine and online poker guide.Since 1988.
Bicknell was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. She drew inspiration from professional poker player, Jennifer Harman, and regularly watched her on Poker After Dark.
Bicknell began playing poker in her freshman 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. In 2013, she won the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker earning $173,922.
In 2016, Bicknell won the $1,500 No-Limit hold'em bounty event and earned $290,768. That same year she signed with partypoker.
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 $5,200 No-Limit Hold'Em event, outlasting a field of 147 for $199,840.
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 (US$279,549). At the final table, she defeated David Peters heads up to top a field of 117, who all entered for $80,000 HKD each.
As of 2019, her total live tournament winnings exceed $4,700,000.
World Series of Poker
|2013||$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship||$173,922|
|2016||$1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold'em||$290,768|
|2020 O||$2,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||$356,411|
An 'O' following a year denotes bracelet(s) won during the World Series of Poker Online
- ^WSOP.com profile
- ^World Poker Tour profile
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- ^'Kristen Bicknell - Team partypoker'. partypoker.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- ^Cross, Valerie (March 8, 2018). 'Celebrate International Women's Day with Female POY Kristen Bicknell'. PokerNews. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
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- Kristen Bicknell on Twitter
Day 1a of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Hollywood Casino St. Louis attracted 164 runners, but after 15 levels of play, just 28 remained with 2016 HPT Player of the Year Ryan Gregor and his stack of 565,000 leading the way.
Gregor went on a late heater that included eliminating Mike Rieck in the last level of the night. It happened when Rieck got his stack of 100K all in preflop with pocket tens against Gregor’s Big Slick. Rieck flopped top set but Gregor had a flush draw, which he hit on the turn. Rieck failed to pair the board on the river and Gregor scooped a monster.
Others to bag big stacks were Jason Mangold (357,000), Joe Landazzi (322,000), Rusty Montague (303,000), and Preston Phelps (299,000), who round out the top five.
They were joined by the likes of Cory Bogert (255,000), Brett Apter (179,000), David Davenport (138,000), Shawn McCracken (132,000), Danny Hoeft (119,000), Kyle Parrish (119,000), reigning HPT and MSPT POY Aaron Johnson (98,000), and Ian Matakis (92,000).
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One player who failed to find a bag on Friday was Brandon Elmore, who in Level 9 (500/1,000/1,000) got his last 8,000 all in on an ace-high flop holding ace-ten only to discover nine-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Robert Hankins had flopped two pair with ace-seven. Neither the turn nor river helped Elmore and he was sent to the rail. Hankins would follow him there before night’s end.
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Likewise, HPT’s all-time money leader Craig Casino fell holding on a king high flop. He jammed and Mangold, who had , called him and promptly spiked an ace on the turn to put an end to Casino’s day.
Others to fall on 1a were former World Series of Poker November Niner Dennis Phillips, MSPT Majestic Star champ Mike Shin, two-time HPT champ Nick Davidson, John “Farmboy” Kurfman, and Illinois players Gary Herstein and Mike Kamenjarin. The good news is all of those players can try again in the second flight if they so choose as Day 1b will kick off at Noon local time on Saturday.
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The surviving players for both flights will combine at 11 a.m. on Sunday to play down to the final table. Once again the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.
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