2020 WSOP Online: Kristen Bicknell Wins Her Third Bracelet; Patrick Kennedy Wins His First

Kristen Bicknell is used to winning gold bracelets throughout the glacial slowness of live tournaments, so it must have felt slightly odd to wrap up her third gold bracelet in a little over nine hours.

That’s how long it took the Global Poker Index (GPI) World #1 Female Ranked Player to climb the granite peak of Event #44: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed on GGPoker.

The event attracted 892-entrants, and Bicknell laid her elaborate traps, galvanised her GTO, and tickled her rabbits’ foot with enough gall and grace to collect the $356,412 first prize after beating Belarmino De Souza, heads-up.

The Canadian has won close to $10m playing live and online poker tournaments. Amongst that haul sits two bracelet wins. She won the 954-entrant $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Ladies Championships in 2013 for $173,922, and then beat 2,158-entrants to win the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Bounty event for $290,768.

Bicknell is also a regular in the high stakes multi-table tournaments (MTTs) on GGPoker.

The only other recognisable face on the final table belonged to Simon Higgins. The man from Britain has earned $1.1m playing live tournaments and is also a regular in the high stakes MTTs online. Higgins finished fifth.

Here are the final table results.

Event #44: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed



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

Patrick Kennedy Wins Event #45: $840 Bounty No Limit Hold’em

Patrick Kennedy denied Josh Pollock a third gold bracelet with his victory in Event #45: $840 Bounty No Limit Hold’em. Kennedy overcame a field of 2,382-entrants to win the $245,448 first prize and his third bracelet.

Pollock came into this one with two Pot-Limit Omaha bracelets at his home, somewhere. Pollock won a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha bracelet in 2013, and last year won a $600 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed bracelet competing on WSOP.com.

Here are the final table results.

Event #45: $840 Bounty No Limit Hold’em



  1. Patrick Kennedy – $245,448
  2. Josh Pollock – $113,176
  3. Bernardo Dias – $80,303
  4. Franco Spitale – $63,078
  5. Chi Chung Ho – $40,790
  6. Arie Kliper – $45,139
  7. Ho Yin Tai – $34,918
  8. Francesco Favia – $29,350
  9. Jose Severino – $14,042