Kristen Bicknell has just bested a field of 954 players, to take down Event #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship, pocketing $173,922 and a white gold bracelet for her efforts. In only 120-hands, and just over five hours of play, Bicknell made her first WSOP cash a memorable one, also awarding Canada with their 10th bracelet of the series.
The final table started with the quick elimination of Cindy Kerslake , before action slowed right down, with eight-handed play lasting almost two hours.
Connie Bruce was eliminated next, when her was out flopped by Chris Priday's . We then lost Amanda Baker, Eleanor Gudger, Connie Bruce and Shana Matthews in the space of just 25-hands, before being left with just three.
Both Leanne Haas and Kristen Bicknell shared most of the chips in play, as Julie Monsacre started three-handed play with just over 10 big blinds. She lasted three hands, before she committed the remainder of her stack with against Kristen Bicknell's . The board ran out , to see Monsacre miss her straight draw on the river, as we headed to heads-up play.
Heads-up lasted only seven hands before Bicknell raised to 40,000 and Haas made the call. Haas checked the flop as Bicknell threw out a continuation bet 50,000. Haas called and checked the turn. Bicknell bet 130,000, before Haas raised to 280,000. Bicknell made the call and the river was dealt on the river. Haas thought for a moment, before moving all in for 627,000 and getting called by Bicknell after she asked for a count.
Bicknell rolled over her which had Haas dominated, after she tabled her . A big hand to finish on, with the kicker proving the difference in the end.
A great result for the Australian (Haas), who walks away with just over $100,000, not bad for her first ever WSOP cash.
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