Jan 2nd, 2020
In this episode, Kristen Bicknell, a Party Poker ambassador and professional poker player with $4,777,107 in live earnings, shares what it’s like to play in high-stakes tournaments. She reflect on how people’s attitudes change as you move up and explains why tournaments can actually feel relaxing. She sees the need for a healthy level of confidence and ego to attract stakeholders and has also cracked the code on how she learns best. Tune in to learn Kristen’s opinion on re-entries and the current state of poker, and learn the strategies she implements to keep improving her game.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:00 – 12:00 - Introducing Kristen, her journey, and her wins.
- 12:00 – 22:00 – On respect, credibility, people’s reaction and being a Party Poker ambassador.
- 22:00 – 34:00 - On how she learns, her 2020 goals, and what tournaments she plays.
- 34:00 – 45:30 - On the high-stakes atmosphere and the ego and confidence involved in poker.
- 45:30 – 56:30 - Kristen’s opinion on re-entries and the current state of poker.
- 56:30 – 01:09:00 - On when she fell in love with poker and where/when she likes to play.
- 01:09:00 – 01:31:00 - Her New Year’s resolutions and when she plays best.
3 Key Points
- Communicating with other players about the worst hand’s you’d play in a situation can improve your came.
- A healthy ego and level of confidence is important if you want to be staked.
- Be sure to balance your life with other things besides poker.