Poker Couple Foxen & Bicknell Battle Heads-Up For Big Live Tournament Title


Simply a couple months eliminated from their back-to-back victories at the APPT Macau High Roller and Super High Roller, poker power couple Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell were at it once again, this time playing against each other for a huge competition title in Las vegas.

Both players were belonged to 178 entries in the $5,000 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour event at the Venetian as a component of the continuous DeepStack Championship Poker Series. After 3 days of action, the happy couple discovered themselves heads-up and chopping the lion’s share of the prize pool.

Bicknell, a former Supernova Elite from Ontario who already owns two WSOP bracelets, entered into the final table of 10 in the fourth cheap lead position. Poker pro Foxen from New York with more than $4.2 million in earnings, entered as the chip leader.

Despite a nice payday waiting at the top of the prize pool, Foxen and also Bicknell really did not avoid each other at the table. They really did not also seem to hesitate to go after each other, according to the MSPT live updates.

With 8 gamers left, Bicknell five-bet obstructed over Foxen’s cool four-bet from the big blind. Foxen obtained Pavel Plesuv in 7th and also Joey Weissman in 6th, while Bicknell busted Blake Whittington in 5th as well as Phong “Turbo” Nguyen in 4th, keeping the couple atop the leaderboard.

Foxen won a large pot with a collection of jacks against Bicknell throughout the three-handed play, yet she won some back by pushing over his flop wager a little bit later on. At some point, both players took turns increasing via Australian high-stakes poker pro Kahle Burns, who eventually bowed out in third place.

With Bicknell and Foxen now heads-up for the title, the two agreed to each pocket $200,000 and play for the remaining $39,000 on the side. A few minutes later, both players got it in with on a board reading 9Heart Suit7Heart Suit4Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit. Bicknell had 9Diamond Suit5Heart Suit for top pair and a straight draw, but Foxen had KDiamond Suit9Spade Suit for top pair with a better kicker. The river was the KClub Suit and Foxen doubled through, leaving Bicknell with just a few big blinds. She was eliminated on the very next hand.

Here are the final table results.

Place Player Payout
1 Alex Foxen $239,000*
2 Kristen Bicknell $200,000*
3 Kahle Burns $120,000
4 Phong “Turbo” Nguyen $85,000
5 Blake Whittington $65,000
6 Joey Weissman $51,000
7 Pavel Plesuv $39,000
8 Conor Beresford $30,000
9 Jake Schindler $24,000


Take a look at the hand on Joey Ingram’s Twitter: