Kristen Bicknell has officially become a Poker Masters champion as she managed to win the 2019 Poker Masters Event No. 6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. She is a professional poker player and an ambassador of partypoker with a lot of experience in tournament poker. By managing to win $408,000 as the final prize, she increased her lifetime poker winnings to $4.6 million.
The PokerGO studio in Las Vegas saw a total of 51 entries taking part in the event. With a $25,000 buy-in, players were able to see the creme-de-la-creme of the poker world getting together in order to play some poker.
Players such as Stephen Chidwick, Nick Schulman, Erik Seidel, Sean Winter, Jeremy Ausmus, Byron Kaverman, and Manig Loeser were all part of the tournament. However, the list doesn’t end here, as these were only the poker pros who did not manage to cash in Event No. 6.
The top eight players were included on the money list, with the player who burst the bubble being David Peters, one of the most popular US poker players. He busted in ninth after losing to Andras Nemeth, paving the way for the final table.
The Final Table Results
The first player who managed to collect some money from the tournament was Elio Fox, another popular US poker player. He three-bet all-in over the opening raise made by Chance Kornuth. However, Fox failed to win as he had ace-five and Kornuth managed to find a jack on the flop with ace-jack.
After playing almost the same hand as Fox, David Stamm also had to leave the tournament with no more chips left. Fox won a total of $51,000, whereas Stamm walked away with $63,750.
The next player to hit the rail was Ben Heath, a professional poker player from the UK. Heath ended up in sixth place for $76,500, and Ralph Wong soon joined him with an amount of $102,000.
Fourth place belonged to a Hungarian professional player, Andras Nemeth, who managed to win $127,500. The last player to hit the rail before heads-up was formed was the Bosnian poker legend, Ali Imsirović, who won a total of $178,500.
Heads-up play was pretty exciting as we were able to see Kornuth going all-in twice and winning both hands. However, Bicknell was much better and managed to win in the end.
In the final hand, Bicknell went all in, holding pocket eights. However, that was a risky move as Kornuth had pocket nines in his hand. Nevertheless, Bicknell managed to improve to a straight after the river and managed to secure the biggest cash of her career.
Despite being the runner-up in this event, Kornuth is still first when it comes to the overall standings on the 2019 Poker Masters leaderboard, as he is the only player who managed to cash in three times. He has a total of 630 points, which is more than twice as many as Bicknell, who has 300.