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.

0:00 Welcome 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.
1:32 After 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.
2:50 Poker Masters will be played online on partypoker. There will be 30 events with a guaranteed total prize pool of $16.5 million.
4:28 Red Chip Poker Ad
5:17 Bernard welcomes three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell.
6:01 Kristen joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
8:54 Kristen discusses how she got started in poker in college especially playing live with friends and eventually playing poker online becoming Supernova Elite on PokerStars.
16:44 Kristen describes why playing in the WSOP Main Event is so special.
22:25 Kristen discusses her largest career score which was at the 2019 Poker Masters, but doesn’t consider it her biggest win.
27:37 Kristen 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.
30:36 Kristen discusses the difference between playing poker live and online.
34:28 RunGood Gear Ad
35:11 Bernard continues his interview with three-time Female GPI Player of the Year (POY) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Kristen Bicknell.
38:08 Kristen recalls events leading up to the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event.
42:15 During 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.
45:07 Kristen describes what the players were discussing at the end of Day 2 of the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event.
46:28 Kristen 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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