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Alex Foxen Wins 2018 APPT Macau Super High Roller for $963,900

American poker pro Alex Foxen continues its impressive run at live poker tournaments this year with his latest trophy on Tuesday. He won 2018 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau HK$400,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller taking home $963,900.

William Alex Foxen, or just Alex Foxen as he is known in the world of professional poker, has had several successful months on the live tournament circuit. In December, he finished second at the WPT Five Diamond Classic Main Event in Las Vegas where he won $1,134,202. Following a few relatively good performances with which he added around $80,000 to his bankroll, Foxen won 2018 WPT L.A. Poker Classic High Roller on February 27 and pocketed $424,625.

His latest triumph came Monday evening when he took down the Super High Roller event at the 2018 APPT Macau and won HK$7,560,000 or approximately US$963,900. After last night, his overall earnings from live poker tournaments are estimated at more than $3,5 million. The American player was one of the 68 entries at the High Roller event which was an HK$400,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shot Clock. The buy-in of approximately $51,002 contributed to a prize pool of $3,296,108, which was, in the end, divided between the top nine players at the final table.

Foxen won his seat to the Super High Roller in a satellite tournament on March 16, while the event itself started March 17 with 49 entries and 19 re-entries.

The $400,000 HKD APPT Macau Super High Roller

The three-day Super High Roller event kicked off Saturday with an HK$400,000 (US$51,002) buy-in and 68 entries. Only the last nine players who made it to the tough final table on Monday cashed and there was just one non-professional player among them, the Chinese businessman and poker enthusiast Shan Huang. Day 1 and 2 Chip Leader Alex Foxen started with 40 per cent of all chips, becoming the apparent front-runner.

Isaac Haxton was the first to exit after being defeated by fellow U.S. player Brian Rast. He took $95,625 and was followed by Germany’s Christoph Vogelsang ($125,190) whose Nine-Ten lost to Foxen’s Ace-Queen. Rast was next to go with $161,543, while Patrik Antonius from Finland finished sixth with $204,383 in cash prize. Kahle Burns came out fifth ($263,670), followed by Rainer Kempe ($339,533) and the last three players to remain were Canada’s Sam Greenwood, Foxen and Huang. Greenwood finished third getting $449,948 and after a tough heads-up, Foxen eliminated Huang who remained second, yet $692,198 richer.

The HK$400,000 ($51,002) No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller took place between March 17 and March 19 during the 2018 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau. The Macau stop of the tour is being held at the City of Dreams Macau and includes 26 exciting poker events, including the Kickoff HK$500,000 Guarantee, the Super High Roller, and the APPT Main Event. The HK$80,000 APPT National High Roller was won by Canadian Kristen Bicknell who became the first female player to win that tournament.