Canadian poker professional Kristen Bicknell is the latest addition to the partypoker ambassadors. Her biggest task in the team will be to promote the brand throughout Canada and make its name more recognizable. She will have the opportunity to step away from the online world of poker and immerse herself in the real-world of cards.
The news for the contract she has signed with partypoker comes while she is at the 2017 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas where she is striving to get her third major achievement and shiny bracelet in the series and add more digits to her bank account. So far she has one achievement in the COLOSSUS III, where she finished 737th.
Tom Waters, Managing Director of partypoker said that the company has been on the pursuit of adding a Canadian poker professional to the team of ambassadors for quite a while now and Kristen Bicknell is the perfect choice for them, because of her respectability in the poker world, as well as her impressive online winnings. She has also been a fan of their work and she could not refuse the offer to become one of the ambassadors for Canada.
Bicknell began her poker career back in 2006 and is the proud owner of two bracelets from the WSOP. The first one she got in 2013 at the WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies Championships event, defeating a field of 954. Her second one is much more recent, from the 2016 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty event, where she was the first female to win a bracelet, as well as the first Canadian player with an achievement for the summer, and she made a statement among 2,158 rivals.
From the first event she got home with the prize of $173,922, while in 2016 she managed to take down $290,768. Through the years she had the opportunity to gather quite a fortune, with her online winnings of $339,576, which she won under the screen name Krissyb24, and the further $791,509 she won in various real-life tournaments.
She takes #10 in the Canadian Global Poker Index rankings, which is ranking the live tournament poker players based on three important factors. The first one is the finishing percentage factor, which is the finishing place of a contestant in relation to the whole field size of an event. Then comes the buy-in factor, relative to the baseline buy-in for events which is $1000 USD. The third factor is the aging factor, which takes recent achievements into account, but still lets results older than 36 months to contribute to the overall ratio.