Poker fans on Twitter have claimed that Alex Foxen might have ghosted Kristen Bicknell’s WSOP bracelet win. A poster asked if there was proof it was her playing with another mischievously suggesting it was possibly her boyfriend.
Kristen Bicknell a Victim of Sexism
The comments directed at Kristen Bicknell are nothing more than sexism. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to think that she might not have played herself.
Her career is littered with success at the highest level with this latest victory her third World Series of Poker gold bracelet win.
Danielle Andersen, a fellow female player at the top of the game, spotted the comments and took to Twitter to vent her fury. Instantly there was a wave of support for Bicknell with many claiming it is a common story.
Jason Koon was quick to give his thoughts.
“It’s all flattery, nothing you ever achieve will be enough for people who want to see you fail. Remember, none of this is personal, they all wish they could experience just a little bit of what you have.”
She’s got $5,00,000 in live earnings and these are the responses to @krissyb24poker’s WSOP online bracelet win. Kristen’s probably too nice to care but I want to punch someone. Jfc. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/HIIbqXGAmU
— Danielle Andersen (@dmoongirl) August 4, 2020
Bicknell an Old Hand
Kristen Bicknell has been around the scene since the poker boom began. Her commitment is well-known and her success deserved. In fact when she began dating Alex Foxen he was still unknown and she already had a pair of WSOP bracelets.
“Can deal with haters, what’s awful is seeing this misogyny exist within our industry. Media happily questions me about how Alex has ‘helped me’, yet I don’t think anyone ever had the nerve to ask Alex how a FEMALE might have helped him…”
This isn’t a good snapshot of poker. Much has been said over the years about making the game more accessible for female players but comments like this are still commonplace.
A fan thought Andersen’s tweet was misleading as even casual players respect how good Bicknell is but Andersen disagreed.
She claims this is the norm for every female poker player in a male dominated scene.
Did Bicknell Help Foxen?
It’s worth repeating that Alex Foxen’s career hadn’t taken off before he met Kristen Bicknell. Did her influence give him that extra something rather than the other way around?
Foxen is now one of the game’s superstars but it wasn’t the case back then.
Bicknell had already chalked up wins in the 2013 $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship and the 2016 $1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold’em. It was her who was the proven winner at that level.
She has an impressive $5,098,014 in live tournament winnings putting her in 246th place in the all-time winners list. This isn’t somebody who needs to be getting help when it comes to poker tournaments.
Her performance in the WSOP 2020 has obviously got some of her male rivals a little rattled!
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