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When I Was A Donk – Kristen Bicknell

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 28, 2016

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In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Kristen Bicknell first got the attention of the poker world online, where she spent years as a Supernova Elite player on PokerStars under the name “Krissyb24.” The Canadian poker pro then turned her attention to the live arena and, in 2013, won the $1,000 buy-in ladies event at the World Series of Poker for her first bracelet and $173,922. This summer, Bicknell one-upped herself by winning the $1,500 bounty event at the WSOP, banking $290,768 and her second gold bracelet. The 29-year-old now has more than $500,000 in career live tournament earnings. Here, Bicknell explains how she learns from her mistakes at the table. When I first started playing poker about 10 or 11 years ...


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