Alex Foxen Goes Back to Back with $208,452 SHRPO Win

It seems that Alex Foxen can do no wrong this year when he gets into heads-up play, the New Yorker taking down his 4th win of the season and back-to-back SHRPO titles with a $208,452 victory in the $2650 event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open yesterday.

By: Andrew Burnett

Foxen’s partner Kristen Bicknell was also in the money again, but this time she didn’t make it a romantic 1-2, the Canadian falling in 36th spot for a tad more than a min. cash, and avoiding the intense scrutiny their play got earlier this summer at the MSPT Deepstack in Las Vegas…

A field of 422 entries had produced a prizepool just over the $1million guarantee at the Hollywood, Florida tournament, and nine players had fought through to the final table - the Poker Night in America television cameras there to capture the fight for the title

A 12-hour day culminated in a lengthy heads-up battle between Foxen and Blair Hinkle, the lead changing hand several times along the way, Foxen later describing it as “pretty crazy, it was a really long heads-up match”, adding “I’m exhausted from that but it’s an amazing experience to get to go deep in this one again”.

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"I managed to get the right cards in the end and win it,” Foxen told reporters, after finally catching Hinkle in a race…

Foxen: A♣ 10♣
Hinkle: 2♦ 2♣
Board: 10♦ 7♥ 7♣ 4♠ 6♥

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After his back-to-back wins Foxen stated:  “I feel like everything is a little bit sweeter when it’s more difficult, so having someone like Blair who plays so well and it lasted so long it definitely feels a little bit sweeter.”

Final Table Results:

1 Alex Foxen $208,452
2 Blair Hinkle $146,042
3 Jake Schwartz $93,892
4 Tom Nguyen $62,936
5 Brandon Hall $48,404
6 Matthew Kuba $40,115
7 Rick Alvarado $33,668
8 Matt O’Donnell $27,242
9 Michael Esposito $20,846



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