- After four years together, Kristen Bicknell announced that she would be moving away from partypoker
- The decision appeared to be mutual, with both parties praising each other on social media
- Bicknell has announced no further plans regarding a new sponsor, but the poker pro will surely get some tempting offers down the road
Kristen Bicknell has decided to leave partypoker’s team of ambassadors because of an unspecified reason.
Partypoker Bids Farewell to Kristen Bicknell
All good things come to an end. The abrupt departure of poker pro Kristen Bicknell from partypoker’s team of ambassadors is one such event. The Canadian professional shared the news on Twitter and said that she was thankful about the opportunity and the four years spent as part of team partypoker, but she was now ready to move on.
Bicknell finished her tweet with the words, “I will strive to serve as a model for other women to play this great game” and didn’t provide any further information as to why she may have withdrawn from her position.
Bicknell’s personal life is not very likely to have had anything to do with it. She has been engaged to Alex Foxen, a fellow poker player also known at the green felt. While Bicknell hasn’t confirmed if she will play as actively in poker, she can count on many sponsorship opportunities.
Many Opportunities for a Free Agent Poker Pro
The United States is only now opening up to online poker, and companies such as BetMGM and PokerStars, as well as WSOP, may be interested in sponsoring her should she ever decide to consider those opportunities.
Both parties seemed to be parting on amicable terms, suggesting that there has not been a rift of any sort in their relationship. Rather, Bicknell is probably looking to either scale down her responsibilities or take upon a new and more exciting partnership opportunity.
That should become clearer in the coming weeks or months. In the meantime, partypoker’s Twitter handle paid her nothing but praise: “A big thank you from everyone at partypoker for your contribution over the last few years as a partypoker Ambassador. We wish you all the best for the future.”
Bicknell may as well withdraw from any sponsorship deals. She has amassed the impressive $5 million in live tournament winnings and is considered one of the finest poker players of today’s competitive scene, let alone a female poker player at that. She has also won the last three Global Poker Awards Female Player of the Year awards.