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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/14/20): Kristen Bicknell

By Bernard Lee
April 19, 2020

Kristen Bicknell

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell. Having placed 2nd, Kristen describes the details of the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event (March 11-13). Kristen also discusses her career online and live including the current Poker Masters being held online on partypoker and also recently being named Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) at the 2020 GPI Global Poker Awards for the third consecutive time.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell.
1:32After an epic comeback, Phil Galfond wins the first match in his Galfond Challenge over “VeniVidi1993.”  The PLO heads-up matches are played on RunItOnce Poker.
2:50Poker Masters will be played online on partypoker. There will be 30 events with a guaranteed total prize pool of $16.5 million.
4:28Red Chip Poker Ad
5:17Bernard welcomes three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell.
6:01Kristen joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
8:54Kristen discusses how she got started in poker in college especially playing live with friends and eventually playing poker online becoming Supernova Elite on PokerStars.
16:44Kristen describes why playing in the WSOP Main Event is so special.
22:25Kristen discusses her largest career score which was at the 2019 Poker Masters, but doesn’t consider it her biggest win.
27:37Kristen talks about the boom of online poker due to COVID-19 including the upcoming Poker Masters being held online at partypoker (where she is a partypoker Ambassador) and the Irish Open.
30:36Kristen discusses the difference between playing poker live and online.
34:28RunGood Gear Ad
35:11Bernard continues his interview with three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell.
38:08Kristen recalls events leading up to the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event.
42:15During Day 1 of the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, Kristen remembers the significant announcements on Day 1, March 11, 2020, such as the NBA shutdown and Tom Hanks testing positive for COVID-19.
45:07Kristen describes what the players were discussing at the end of Day 2 of the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event.
46:28Kristen remembers Day 3 from her perspective and the eventual ICM chop due to COVID-19.  Prior guest of the show, Craig Varnell was declared the winner and Bicknell ended up finishing in 2nd place.  Later that day, Bay 101 closed its doors.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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