One month ago Kristen Bicknell won the award for best female player in the world after topping the rankings of the 2017 Global Poker Index. Today Bicknell proved that it is no coincidence that she is considered the best female player in the world right now. Bicknell who has won two bracelets can add “high roller winner” to her impressive curriculum vita after taking down the APPT National High Roller Event in Macau today – and $HK 2.192 million ($280,00).
From a field of 117 entries Bicknell came out on top after beating David Peters head-up for the title. “What drives me is definitely competition, I’m always trying to get better as a player. I want to do well and represent women in poker, and that drives me a lot and kind of motivates me to compete with the guys and showing that women are welcome in the industry”, Bicknell said in her winner’s interview.
“Women are crushing this year.” – Canadian Kristen Bicknell after defeating David Peters to win #APPTMacau National High Roller and $279,000 USD. #Canada #poker @krissyb24poker @dpeterspoker17 pic.twitter.com/8kgWDhggZD
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) March 17, 2018
In an interview with PokerwomenNews Bicknell pointed to her work ethic as her biggest strengths as a player, and her ability to “adapt and change as the game evolves.” As Vanessa Selbst has more or less retired from poker, Bicknell has over taken the throne, and we will certainly not be surprised to see Bicknell win the award for best female player in the world again in 2018.