Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen’s poker resume makes him one of the most prolific tournament players in the modern era. Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, with a 38-week run in 2018-2019.

Foxen and Kristen Bicknell form one of the game’s most formidable couples, as both stand as fixtures in the GPI rankings. Foxen sits in the top 50 in the Hendon Mob’s all-time tournament earnings list, and the 30-year-old pro makes a case as one of the world’s elite tournament competitors.

Let’s take a look at the career accomplishments of Alex Foxen:

Alex Foxen’s Tournament Results and Biggest Cashes

As of April 2021, Alex Foxen’s career poker tournament earnings total $17,333,862. Foxen’s five biggest tournament scores include:

  1. 2018 Super High Roller $300,000 No-Limit Hold’em (2nd – $2,160,000)
  2. 2019 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em (1st – $1,694,955)
  3. 2017 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event (1st – $1,134,202)
  4. 2018 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau HK$400,000 Super High Roller (1st – $963,880)
  5. 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn £5,000 UK Main Event #2 (2nd – $947,916)

Take a look at Foxen’s entire history of tournament poker results at his Hendon Mob page.

Alex Foxen’s Memorable Hands

The following hand plays out at the 2018 MSPT Venetian DeepStack $5,000 Main Event. Foxen, Bicknell, and Kahle Burns emerged as the final three players in the $1 million guaranteed tournament, with $239,000 awaiting the eventual winner.

Upswing Poker founder Doug Polk takes us through a discussion of this hand, which prompted some in the poker community to call out Foxen and Bicknell for soft playing against each other. This clip starts with Polk setting up the situation, which began with Bicknell and Foxen asking Burns if he wanted to agree to a three-way deal. Burns declines, and the tournament plays on:

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With the blinds at 25,000/50,000, Foxen opens to 115,000 from the button. Burns folds from the small blind, and Bicknell three-bets to 400,000 from the big blind with AA♣. Foxen calls, and we see he’s holding JJ♣.

Both players sit on around 40 big blinds the begin this hand, and Polk contends that those stack depths dictate that these two hands would normally both get all-in preflop. The flop comes 5♣4J♠, bringing in top set for Foxen.

Bicknell bets 200,000 into the 900,000 pot, and Foxen calls. The turn falls K, Bicknell checks, Foxen bets 375,000, and Bicknell calls.

The river comes the 3♣, Bicknell checks, and Foxen bets 600,000 into the 2,000,000 pot. Bicknell goes into the tank for a couple of minutes, eventually deciding on a fold.

Foxen goes on to win the tournament for the $239,000 first-place prize. Bicknell finishes runner-up for $200,000, with Burns taking third for $120,000.

Foxen Vs. Bill Perkins on Live at the Bike

This next hand takes place in the Million Dollar Cash Game on Live at the Bike. Foxen and billionaire recreational player Bill Perkins go to battle in this pot from 2019:

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The game is playing at $200/$400/$400 stakes when Perkins looks down at JJ from under the gun. Perkins opens to $1,200, and Foxen three-bets $4,500 on the button with AA♣.

Perkins makes the call, and finds a set of jacks on a QJ♣8♠ flop. Perkins checks, and Foxen bets $5,000 into the $10,200 pot. Perkins check-raises to $15,000 and Foxen calls.

The 5♣ falls on the turn, and Perkins bets $30,000 into the $70,200 pot. Foxen calls, pushing the pot to $100,200.

The A♠ comes in on the river, which puts Foxen in the driver’s seat of a set-over-set situation against Perkins. Perkins shoves his last $76,600 and Foxen snap calls. The $253,400 pot goes Foxen’s way in a hand that didn’t end well for Perkins.

Alex Foxen’s Rise Through the Ranks

Alex Foxen’s first recorded tournament cash in the Hendon Mob database came as a win in a $355 No-Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP Circuit New Orleans stop. That win earned Foxen a WSOP Circuit Ring and launched a career that eventually saw Foxen rise all the way to the top of the tournament poker ranks.

Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks atop the Global Poker Index player rankings. He hit No. 1 on the GPI charts in October 2018 and held that distinction until June 2019.

Foxen won the GPI’s Player of the Year race two consecutive years, in 2018 and 2019. He’s the only two-time GPI POY winner in the eight-year history of the rankings.

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks as the No. 1 ranked player in the Global Poker Index. (Image source: Flickr/World Poker Tour).

All five of Foxen’s biggest cashes came from December 2017 through December 2019, coinciding with his run at the top of the GPI rankings. Among those cashes were a win in the 2019 WPT Five Diamond Classic $10,000 Main Event ($1,694,995) and a runner-up finish in that same tournament in 2017 ($1,134,202).

Foxen’s resume includes 13 tournament wins in events that appear in the Hendon Mob database. The second-place finish in the 2017 WPT Five Diamond Classic Main Event marked Foxen’s first career seven-figure tournament cash.

His biggest career score came in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, with Foxen finishing second for a $2,160,000 score in the $300,000 buy-in tournament. Foxen was ranked No. 1 in the GPI rankings as recently as Dec. 16, 2020, and appears poised to persist as a force to be reckoned with on the live tournament scene.

Relationship with Kristen Bicknell

Foxen and Bicknell form one of poker’s power couples, and each ranks among the world’s top tournament players. Foxen and Bicknell pulled off the feat of finish as the GPI Player of the Year and Female Player of the Year, respectively, in 2018. 

The couple claimed both titles again in 2019. The pair of poker pros boast more than $22.5 million in combined career earnings, and seeing both players run deep in the same tournament isn’t that uncommon of an occurrence.

Foxen and Bicknell live in Canada, Bicknell’s native country. Foxen was born in New York in 1991, and decided on poker as a profession after graduating college. 

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