Kristen Bicknell Secures Her Third WSOP Gold Bracelet – Kristen Bicknell has become the fourth female player to win three gold bracelets at the World Series of Poker, joining the ranks of players like Barbara Enright, Vanessa Selbst, and Nani Dollison as a three-time champion in the series. The Canadian poker pro outlasted a field of 892 entries to claim victory in the WSOP Online 2020 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, earning the hardware and the top prize of $356,412.
Bicknell secured her first bracelet in 2013 by winning the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Women’s Championship, pocketing $173,922. Three years later, she won her first open-field bracelet by conquering a field of 2,158 entries in a No-Limit Hold’em event, earning $290,768. Bicknell’s total recorded tournament earnings now exceed $5.4 million.
With a strong field of competitors, the event’s prize pool swelled to $2,118,500, with the top 116 finishers earning at least $6,022. Among the notable names making deep runs were bracelet winners Danny Tang (21st place – $11,697) and two-time bracelet winner Norbert Szacsi (14th place – $15,958), along with David Jackson ($21,771) and Chris Kruk (10th place – $21,771).
As the field narrowed down to the final six-handed table, Belarmino De Souza held the chip lead. Bicknell sat in the fourth chip position after eliminating Patrick Semrau in seventh place ($55,280). The first to fall at the final table was Jerome Finck from France, who lost a preflop race holding 5 of Diamonds and 5 of Clubs against De Souza’s Queen of Diamonds and Jack of Spades. The board gave De Souza a pair on the flop and a straight on the river, sending Finck to the rails with a $75,416 finish in sixth place kunjungi Tujuhnaga.
Bicknell won a substantial pot with a front thigh falling on the full house of De Souza on the river to move up the leaderboard, but the next big showdown was on the horizon. Simon Higgins made an all-in move under the gun with pocket tens, and Bicknell made a matching call with Ace-King. She landed a top pair and a flush draw, completing her flush on the river. Higgins was eliminated in fifth place, earning a deep run prize of $102,887 in the event.