In April 2022, Kristen Bicknell tied the knot with her fellow pro poker player Alex Foxen and officially became Mrs.Foxen! She was the third-richest female poker player in 2022, and in this article, we will walk you through her personal and poker life.
Kristen Bicknell Early Life
Kristen was born on December 29, 1986, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. There is not much we know about her childhood. However, we know her parents didn’t like her playing poker and did not support her when she started playing poker at her 18. Her parents did not believe she could make a living from playing poker. However, they changed their minds when she started to play poker professionally and made big wins. Her mother then became her biggest fan and supporter.
Love At The First Hand!
Bicknell was a big fan of the famous NBC poker show Poker After Dark, in which professional poker players went head-to-head in Vegas. The show was aired on January 1, 2007, and continued for 13 seasons until October 4, 2021. She particularly loved Jennifer Hartmann, one of the best pro female poker players. Hartman was Kristen’s primary inspiration to become a pro poker player.
Kristen started to play online poker in 2006 during her freshman year in college. One night, her roommates introduced Kristen and her ex-boyfriend, Adam — aka “Fishbones11”- to the game, and she instantly fell in love with the magic of cards! They enjoyed the game so much that they played heads-up for about 12 hours that night until morning! That was just the beginning. They started to host little home games and basically searched out any local games they could find. She then continued to play millions of hands online which ultimately earned her the title “Ultimate Grinder” that she worked so damn hard to defend.
Bicknell Poker Achievements
Her first big win came in 2013 at WSOP, where she played in the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold ’em Championship, finished in first place, won $173,922, and earned her first gold bracelet. This was the time when she transitioned to live poker. Three years later, in 2016, Kristen won the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit hold’em bounty event and walked away with $290,768 winning her second bracelet. In 2018 and 2019, Kristen absolutely dominated live poker competitions. However, she turned to online tournaments when the COVID pandemic came along in 2020. Kristen won her third WSOP bracelet during the COVID pandemic in 2020. She played in Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed and walked away with a $356,412 prize. Since then, most of her wins have been five digits or less. For this reason, she was the third most successful female poker player in 2022 and early 2023.
Kristen is the only female poker player reaching Supernova Elite status on PokerStars three years in a row by playing at the $1/2 and $2/4 cash game tables, playing as many as 24 tables at a time. SES is the biggest achievement any online cash game grinder can accomplish.
|Kristen Foxen Top Poker Cashes|
|Nov 10, 19||1||$408,000||Poker Masters 06 – $26,000 NLH/(2019 Poker Masters)|
|Jul 29, 20||1||$356,412||$2,500 GGPoker.com No-Limit Hold’em Six Max/(2020 World Series of Poker Online)|
|Jan 10, 19||11||$328,500||$25,000 PokerStars Players Championship/(2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure)|
|Jun 29, 16||1||$290,768||$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty/(2016 World Series of Poker)|
|Mar 17, 18||1||$284,960||HK$80,000 No-Limit Hold’em/(2018 APPT Macau)|
|Dec04, 17||1||$199,840||$5,200 No-Limit Hold’em/(2017/2018 WPT Five Diamond Classic)|
|Jun 17, 18||2||$200,000||$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante $1 Million GTD (SCS)/(CPPT VI – DeepStack Championship Poker Series)|
Poker is not a career for Kristen. It is a part of her life, a big part! She has no plan to retire from playing poker anytime soon. Here are Kristen Foxen’s top cashes in 2023:
|Kristen Foxen Recent Poker Cashes-2023|
|Jan 14, 23||6||$54,000||PokerGO Cup #3 – $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em/(2023 PokerGO Cup)|
|Jul 13, 23||3||$99,600||PokerGO Cup #2 – $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em/(2023 PokerGO Cup)|
|Jan 08, 23||7||$21,157||$1,600 CPPT No-Limit Hold’em $500K GTD/(CPPT XI – DeepStack Extravaganza)|
Poker Is Their Love Language!
You may be wondering who Alex Foxen is. Well, he is a famous high-stakes pro poker player. Alex and Kristen were dating for a couple of years before they tied the knot on Apr 04,2022. The couple didn’t miss a chance to join the table, even on their wedding day!
On a sunny day, the poker power couple, Alex and Kristen Foxen celebrated their love in a beautiful little oceanside ceremony with their close friends and family in the luxurious and tropical Florida Keys. However, they skipped the honeymoon part and rushed to the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood to play at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Interestingly, the place where they got married was an hour and a half away from the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood! This is the magic of poker love!!
Foxen and Bicknell have a combined more than $27 million in live earnings and support each other to get bigger wins. However, the couple has some scandals going on around them. For example, in 2018, Alex and Kristen were dating. Both played at the $5K DeepStack Championship NLHE tournament and were accused of playing soft against each other. Both made it to the final three finishers, but their plays made the poker community quite suspicious!
Kristen Foxen Trivia
|Full Name||Kristen Bicknell|
|Screen Name(online nickname)||krissyb24|
|Date of Birth- Age||December 29, 1986- 36|
|Place of Birth||St. Catherines, Canada|
|Alex Foxen Age||31|
|Net Worth||Over $6,200,000|
|WSOP Final Tables||4|
|WPT Final Tables||3|
|European Poker Tour Winnings||$37,065|
|2023 POY(Player of the year) Rank||14|
|2023 POY(Player of the year) Points||710|
|Instagram (Private Account)||@kristen_bicknell|
Kristen Foxen FAQ
Who is Kristen Bicknell married to?
Kristen is married to the famous high-stakes professional poker player, Alex Foxen.
How old is Alex Foxen?
Alex is 31 years old and five years younger than Kristen. But age is just a number; love is all that matters.
How much is Kristen Bicknell’s net worth?
As far as we know, Kristen’s net worth is over $6 million.
Does Kristen Foxen still play live poker?
YEEES! And she has no plan to retire yet!
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