For a record 31st straight week, Alex Foxen is the top-ranked poker gamer in the world according to the Global Poker Index. Fedor Holz, during his insane run of substantial scores in 2006, previously held the record at 30 successive weeks.
Foxen, a previous football player at Boston College University, is just one of the game’s top rising celebrities. Whether he’s the very best gamer worldwide is subjective provided the GPI’s positions are based upon subjective solutions. But he’s without a doubt a skilled pro with remarkable advantage.
His partner, Kristen Bicknell, is likewise a first-class texas hold’em pro. She’s a two-time protecting GPI Female of the Year champion and funded by Partypoker.
Move Over Fedor
Fedor Holz had an unforgettable run in 2006. He cashed that year for over $16 million, third greatest single-year incomes in history. Throughout that sick heater, he set a document with 30 successive weeks atop the GPI world positions. But documents are made to be broken.
Alex Foxen, who currently has over $11.6 million in profession live tournament revenues, has been placed # 1 the previous 31 weeks. Throughout that period, he’s turned into one of online poker’s most consistent no-limit hold ’em tournament mills.
Considering That December, Foxen has $5.3 million in money, a lot of in hold ’em events. That includes a runner-up coating at the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl V for $2.16 million. With April, he already has 7 six-figure scores this year, and also the WSOP hasn’t even begun.
Is He Really the Best?
The Global Poker Index uses a point-based system to rate the gamers. While the GPI is credited with having one of the most trustworthy texas hold’em gamer ranking system, as well as deservedly so, establishing the most effective player is subjective due to the fact that the formula used will constantly be subjective.
As well as each year it seems there is a different gamer the texas hold’em community calls as the “best.” In 2015, Steve O’Dwyer and also GPI POY victor Byron Kaverman were considered as the leading gamers. The next year, Fedor Holz held that title although David Peters wound up winning POY. In 2017, Adrian Mateos, Bryn Kenney, and also Stephen Chidwick, were unstoppable.
And afterwards in 2015 Justin Bonomo had perhaps the greatest year in online poker background with $25 million in cashes. Bonomo has actually because cooled down a bit and also currently numerous think about Foxen to be the best gamer worldwide. Maybe, he is. It’s difficult to refute that factor offered his uniformity in high rollers the past year or so. But the debate is subjective and also, for that reason, difficult to come to a definitive verdict.