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.


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