Kristen Bicknell Takes Down Big ACR Win as Technology Messes With the Sunday Grind

Technology had a lot to answer for last night as two of the main poker sites had their big tournaments disrupted by outages, both partypoker and Global Poker falling victim to a ‘Skynet’ Bah humbug festive strike.

By: Andrew Burnett

The response from the sites was exemplary as usual, Global Poker throwing in a free SC55 ticket to their Swish tournament for everyone who played, even those who busted before the problems…

…while over on partypoker, Rob Yong awoke to an unexpected hangover and instantly set about the task of making all the players good again…

Americas CardRoom know the feeling of dealing with software issues, this year spending a chunk of time and money to revamp the site. Yesterday they managed to avoid the revenge of the computers and reaped the rewards.

The ACR $200k GTD Sunday Special drew more than 1000 runners, with the top five looking at five-figure payouts to take into the New Year, the (hopefully) deliberately misspelled Robin.Of.Locksley (that’s Robin Hood to you and me) grabbing the first of those with a deep run to 5th place and almost $11,000.

Tittlemanscrest may sound vaguely in need of medical help, but the $15,790 cash for 4th place should help pay the bills, while ACR reg Logan1980 managed an excellent 3rd place and $21,126.

That left whitegold333 and AmancioOrtega to contest the heads-up decider, with an $11k difference between first and second.

Eventually it was the latter who emerged triumphant, a bankroll-boosting $39,204 to go with the title, while whitegold had to settle for a none-too-shabby $28,314 as runner-up.

The $1050 buy-in, $250,000 GTD had a very familiar face topping the charts when all was said and done, Kristen Bicknell’s krissyb24! nickname on ACR taking the $60,327 top prize.

The 295 runners had smashed the guarantee, with the final table all looking at five-figure payouts. Tom 'HolyCannuli' Cannuli finished 4th, good enough for a bumper $25,075 cash, while ownadinho grabbed 3rd place and $33,335.

That left Canadian crusher Bicknell to face off with phomylife for the win, and as we know she did just that, the runner up settling for a $44k payday.

We’ll be back next week, that’s 2020, with the best of the action from the world’s leading poker rooms – technical issues notwithstanding! Until then, have a wonderful time and enjoy a Happy New Year wish from all at HighstakesDB.


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