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World Series of Poker -- Kristen Bicknell Wins $1,000 Ladies Event Championship

Bicknell Becomes 10th Canadian Bracelet Winner Of Summer


Kristen BicknellA total of 954 entrants bought into the $1,000 World Series of Poker Ladies Championship Event, creating a total prize pool of $858,600. Because of a $10,000 buy-in for male participants, no men entered the competition this summer.

After three days of play, it was Card Player blogger and PokerStars Super Nova Elite grinder Kristen Bicknell who came out on top, earning $173,922 and her first bracelet.

This was the largest score of the 26-year-old poker pro’s career, because she mainly focuses on online cash games.

“I have worked really hard in poker the last couple of years,” said Bicknell. “So although I do not think I played exceptional throughout the whole tournament, I ran really well, it still feels like all my hard work paid off. This was supposed to be just a fun little trip for me. I mostly play cash games online, but I figured I would play the ladies event, since it’s always fun.”

Bicknell, from St. Catherines, Ontario, became the tenth Canadian to win a bracelet at this summer’s WSOP. That doubles the five bracelets won by Canadians in 2012.

Other notables at the final table included Cindy Kerslake, Chris Priday and Mandy Baker, who has cashed in the ladies event each of the last three years.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout
1 Kristen Bicknell $173,922
2 Leanne Haas $107,616
3 Julie Monsacre $67,331
4 Shana Matthews $48,871
5 Connie Bruce $36,078
6 Eleanor Gudger $27,045
7 Mandy Baker $20,572
8 Chris Priday $15,858
9 Cindy Kerslake $12,389

For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.

Photo Credit: Joe Giron/WSOP



8 years ago

Very good!!!! And also very pretty by the way!!! Rich, young and pretty, thats a winning combo!!!