Kristen Bicknell bags her 3rd WSOP Gold with $356,412 6-handed Win

Canadian pro Kristen Bicknell landed her 3rd WSOP bracelet last night and a $356,412 payday to go with it, taking down the $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed title on GGPoker.

By: Andrew Burnett

Event 44 on the 85-tournament summer WSOP schedule attracted 892 entries, meaning a prizepool of $2,118,500 and five 6-figure payouts up top.

As expected there were a host of big names among the contenders, Mike 'Timex' McDonald, Chance Kornuth, Ben Affleck and 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson of Sweden.

None of that illustrious quartet made it to the final table, however, with Christopher Kruk just missing out when his pocket queens found themselves cracked on the bubble…

By the time they had reached the really big money, the $100k+ places, the blinds and antes were catching up and forcing the play – although Bicknell still needed a big flop to take out England’s Simon Higgins in 5th spot…

♦ ♥ ♣ ♠

Bicknell: A♣ K♣
Higgins: 10♥ 10♦

Flop: A♠ 4♣ 9♣
Turn: 2♥
River: J♣

The partypoker pro also eliminated China’s Dong 'nuoyani' Jiang in 4th spot, though this time she needed the help of the flop to overcome the big slick.

Brazil’s Belarmino 'Iseey0urcard' De Souza fought his way to heads up by disposing of Belarus pro Ilya Anatsky in 3rd, this time the river coughing up the required card…

♦ ♥ ♣ ♠

De Souza: A♠ 4♦
Anatsky: 2♣ 2♦

Flop: 5♥ 3♦ 3♥
Turn: 6♠
River: 7♦

That left De Souza taking a 5:2 chip lead into the showdown with Bicknell, the Canadian looking to add a third WSOP bracelet to her 2013 Ladies Event and 2016 $1,500 Bounty wins.

The tables turned when Bicknell picked off a big river bluff from De Souza, and she finished things off with when both players hit the flop, Bicknell also enjoying the turn card..

♦ ♥ ♣ ♠

Bicknell: Q♠ 5♣
De Souza: K♦ 9♦

Flop: K♥ 2♣ 5♦
Turn: 5♥
River: J♠

Final results

1 Kristen Bicknell $356,412
2 Belarmino Iseey0urcard De Souza $261,249
3 Ilya Anatsky $191,494
4 Dong nuoyani Jiang $140,365
5 Simon Higgins $102,887
6 Jerome gorgiAAs Finck $75,416
7 Patrick Pepsi_zero Semrau $55,280
8 Paul Doduckduck Barnes $40,520
9 Nikita SanyaRostov Kalinin $29,701


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