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Alex Foxen Takes Down Lucky Hearts Poker Open High Roller

Alex Was Joined At The Final Table By His Wife Kristen, With This Event Moving Both Players Inside The Top 12 In The Player of the Year Race


Alex Foxen has been one of the most consistent tournament performers on the circuit in recent years. The 32-year-old American poker pro has finished inside the top ten in the Card Player Player of the Year for six straight years, including back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2021 and 2022.

The World Series of Poker bracelet winner is already off to a strong start in 2024 after placing ninth last year. In the first 19 days of January, he has secured four final-table finishes in high-stakes events, with his most recent deep run being an outright victory in the 2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,500 no-limit hold’em high roller event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida.

The high roller event drew 50 entries to create a $1,235,000 prize pool. Foxen earned $426,075 as the champion, increasing his lifetime earnings to nearly $32.3 million.

The 420 POY points he secured as the champion brought his total on the year to 965, which is currently good for fourth place in the 2024 standings presented by Global Poker.

Foxen’s three earlier final-table finishes this year included a pair of fourth-place finishes during the PGT Last Chance series and a fifth-place showing in the $10,500 finale of the PGT kickoff festival. That tournament was ultimately won by his wife Kristen, a four-time bracelet winner who currently sits in 12th place in the POY rankings with three final tables and one title of her own in 2024.

With $7,989,541 in career earnings, Kristen remains the second-highest-earning female tournament poker player ever. She trails only Vanessa Selbst ($10,899,027) on that leaderboard.

Kristen (pictured with Alex above) joined her husband at this latest final table, finishing fourth for $117,325. Other notables who ran deep included 2020 WSOP Online champion Stoyan Madanzhiev (8th), two-time bracelet winner Justin Saliba (5th), Thomas Boivin (3rd), and Kevin Rabichow (2nd). Rabichow took home $284,050 as the runner-up, the fourth-largest score of his career. He now has more than $3.7 million in recorded cashes to his name.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Alex Foxen $426,075 420
2 Kevin Rabichow $284,050 350
3 Thomas Boivin $172,900 280
4 Kristen Foxen $117,325 210
5 Justin Saliba $80,275 175
6 Viktor Ustimov $61,750 140
7 Anton Wigg $49,400 105
8 Stoyan Madanzhiev $43,225 70

Photo credit: SHR Poker Blog.