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Kristen Bicknell Wins 2018 APPT Macau High Roller

Canadian Pro Defeats 117-Entry Field To Win $284,960 USD


Kristen Bicknell outlasted a field of 117 total entries to win the 2018 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau $80,000 HKD no-limit hold’em high roller. The tournament featured a buy-in equivalent to $10,200 USD and built a prize pool of $1,111,096. Bicknell defeated 2016 Card Player Player of the Year winner David Peters heads-up to capture the title, winning $2,192,000 HKD ($284,960 USD). The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner from St. Catherines, Canada now has nearly $1.5 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.

“It feels kinda surreal, just to even play David Peters heads-up,” Bicknell told PokerStars reporters. “It feels like a big step in my poker career. What drives me is definitely competition. I’m just always trying to get better as a player. I want to do well to represent women in poker. That drives me a lot.”

Bicknell, who is sponsored by partypoker, joined the top 20 on the female all-time live tournament earnings list as a result of this latest win.

Peters earned $1,480,160 HKD ($192,421 USD) for his runner-up showing. The American poker pro now has more than $19.9 million in lifetime live earnings, enough to put him in 15th place on the all-time money list.

Check out PokerStars Blog’s video interview with Bicknell below to learn more about her title run in Macau.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Kristen Bicknell $284,960 600
2 David Peters $192,421 500
3 Klaus Pautrot $125,190 400
4 Felix Schulze $103,610 300
5 Hong Zhu $83,590 250
6 Matthew Moss $65,910 200
7 Yong Wang $50,440 150
8 Allan Bedwick $37,960 100
9 Alex Lindop $28,340 50