Alex Foxen Wins $25k LHPO High Roller; Kristen Foxen Finishes in 4th Place

Alex Foxen Wins $25k LHPO High Roller; Kristen Foxen Finishes in 4th Place

The Foxen family is off to a strong start to 2024 with both Kristen Foxen and now Alex Foxen each having won a tournament to start the new year.

On Friday, Alex took down a $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em high roller in the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Doing so paid the two-time GPI Player of the Year $426,025, and it came just three days after Kristen won a PokerGO Tour event in Las Vegas.

Kristen Foxen also ran deep in South Florida, taking fourth place for $117,325, while Alex Foxen finished in fifth place for $40,000 in the aforementioned PGT event.

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Another Day, Another Win

The $25k high roller, part of the 2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open series, attracted 50 entrants, including a number of top pros. One of those skilled professionals is Kevin Rabichow, who bagged a massive chip lead at the end of Day 1 with five players remaining. He didn't hold on to that chip lead at the final table and inevitably took second place for $284,050.

LHPO $25k High Roller Final Table Results

1Alex Foxen$426,075
2Kevin Rabichow$284,050
3Thomas Boivin$172,900
4Kristen Foxen$117,325
5Justin Saliba$80,275
6Viktor Ustimov$61,750

Alex Foxen began the final table with under 30 big blinds, but he won an early race against Justin Saliba to double-up, leaving Saliba with crumbs. Foxen then finished him off officially in fifth place ($80,275) moments later.

Although Alex Foxen had doubled into a sizable stack, Rabichow still had firm control over the final table. He'd extend his chip lead to over 170 big blinds when he sent Kristen Foxen home in fourth place when her trip kings ran into kings-full.

Rabichow, one of the best online poker players in the world, then busted Thomas Boivin in third place ($172,900), setting up a heads-up match against Alex Foxen.

Foxen would draw early blood in the match with an all in bet that wasn't called on a board of J9610J. The game was anyone's to take at that point. Shortly after, Foxen moved all in with JxJx on a board reading AA749. After tanking, Rabichow decided to call it off with Qi>J and was eliminated in second place for $284,050.

For the Foxens, it was their second family title of the year already to go along with a combined eight final table appearances. The couple posed for a winners photo along with their dog Riley on his 17th birthday.

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Update

The LHPO began Jan. 11 with the first of 86 events, and it kicked off with a bang. Kevin MacDonald won Event #1: $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em, a $1 million guaranteed tournament that had over $1.6 million in the pot. MacDonald beat out 3,212 players to win $250,420 in a heads-up chop deal with Nicholas Chong ($221,375).

MacDonald also took down Event #5: $400 Deepstack Turbo No-Limit Hold'em for $4,890, a tournament with 32 entries, a slight change of pace from the first event he won.

Among the other winners thus far during the South Florida poker series include Yuval Bronshtein (Event #9: $1,100 Deepstack 5-Card PLO for $21,216), Matt Glantz (Event #26: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $80,750), and Phillip Hui (Event #6: $400 Limit Omaha-8 for $9,850).

Day 1a of the LHPO $3,500 buy-in Championship event began Friday. The tournament features a $2 million guaranteed minimum prize pool.

2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Current Results

1$600Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD3,212Kevin MacDonald$250,420
2$400H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)74Victor Nassif$8,370
3$1,100Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)47Benjamin Jacobs$11,026
4$200Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD W/ $3,500 Seat Added To 1st212Noel Avila Mendez$4,734
5$400Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)32Kevin MacDonald$4,890
6$400Limit Omaha Hi Low 8 Or Better (Re-Entry)95Phillip Hui$9,850
7$400Deep Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)107Michael Tarafa$6,143
8$200Quad Stack PLO / NLH Mix (Re-Entry)126Frederic Moss$5,650
9$1,100Deep Stack 5 Card PLO (Re-Entry)84Yuval Bronshtein$21,216
10$400Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)44Jason Blodgett$5,825
11$400Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD433Donald Somers$28,860
12$1,100Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTD168Dominick Sarle$42,705
13$600Deep Stack Mixed Pot Limit Omaha (PLO,PLO8,BIGO) (Re-Entry)121Michael Rosenberg$13,460
14$300Quad Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)211Joseph Presho$7,515
15$400Deep Stack Turbo PLO (Re-Entry)72Jeffrey Shayani$8,568
16$200Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTD1,634Michael Newman$28,155
17$600Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)124Fillipos Stavrakis$18,475
18$400Deep Stack Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)126Jacobo Montoya$7,000
19$600Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)49Samuel Journeay$9,600
20$400Deep Stack Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)192Cobi Cobian$9,957
21$600Deep Stack Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD138Austin Morin$19,655
22$400Triple Stud (Re-Entry)63Mihails Morozovs$21,105
23$1,100Deep Stack Six-Max PLO Hi Low 8 Or Better (Re-Entry)60Max Neugebauer$20,855
24$1,100H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)49Jay Kerbel$11,735
25$2,200Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTD163Javier Zarco$73,910
26$10,000High Roller Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)17Matt Glantz$80,750
27$600Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTD(In Progress)
28$200Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)314Donald Somers$7,090
29$1,100Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)67Aaron Kupin$23,440
30$1,100Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTD(In Progress)
31$25,500High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)(In Progress)
32$600Limit Omaha Hi Low 8 Or Better (Re-Entry)79Joe Shammas$9,000
33$1,100Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)45Min Zhang$17,550


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