Alex Foxen has a great reason to celebrate as he managed to outlast a tough field of 50 players and take down his second biggest live cash to date. The American poker player helped himself to a cool $424,625 only mere hours ago. Foxen demonstrated immaculate poker skills during his sprint to victory in L.A. Poker Classic (LAPC) Rockstar Energy High Roller, fostering his solid poker reputation.
Poker is a charming game, which has stolen the hearts of many. The reason for this is that poker is a game of skill with a big pinch of luck thrown in it. In that sense, professional poker players and amateurs have equal chances to walk away with the grand prize. If there are several things that capture the poker world’s attention, Main Events and High Rollers rank on top.
LAPC Rockstar Energy High Roller attracted an eclectic mix of keen recreational and professional players, who were all eyeing the first-place prize. The event was a big sweat for all the players, who invested $25,500 in a buy-in fee. But there can only be one winner, and in this case, it is Alex Foxen.
The recently crowned Foxen is no stranger to poker. According to the Hendon Mob, Foxen has amassed $2,252,960 in career tournament winning. He pocketed his best live cash worth $1,134,202 for his runner-up finish in WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event.
Nick Petrangelo Succumbs in Second Place
The final table included a number of easily recognizable names such as Maria Ho, Sam Panzica, Eli Berg, Isaac Baron and others. Only 7 players managed to finish in the money. In fact, Darren Elias was the first player to walk away with a cash prize from the event. He hit the rail in 7th place for $56,250 and Foxen appeared to be responsible for Elias’ elimination.
Day 2 of the event started with Foxen holding a commanding chip lead. In less than 30 minutes after the start of Day 2 of the event, the eventual winner claimed his first victim and that was Isaac Baron. He exited the event in 6th place for $71,325. The next on the line was Eli Berg, who was busted in 5th place for $94,625. Sam Panzica also could not find help from the board and he was eliminated in 4th place, taking home $131,000 for his efforts.
The three-handed battle saw Maria Ho, Nick Petrangelo and Alex Foxen crossing swords. Eventually, Ho bowed out in 3rd place for $188,875. The semi-final match between Petrangelo and Foxen did not last long. By the beginning of the heads-up battle, Foxen racked up a hefty bag of chips worth 4.385 million to Petrangelo’s 590,000. It was not that hard for Foxen to finish off his opponent and add yet another notch to his belt. Petrangelo collected $283,250 for his runner-up performance.