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

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The Foxen family is disconnected to a beardown commencement to 2024 pinch some Kristen Foxen and now Alex Foxen each having won a tourney to commencement nan caller year.

On Friday, Alex took down a $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em precocious roller successful nan Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) astatine Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino successful Hollywood, Florida. Doing truthful paid nan two-time GPI Player of nan Year $426,025, and it came conscionable 3 days aft Kristen won a PokerGO Tour event successful Las Vegas.

Kristen Foxen besides ran heavy successful South Florida, taking 4th spot for $117,325, while Alex Foxen vanished successful 5th spot for $40,000 successful nan aforementioned PGT event.

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Another Day, Another Win

The $25k precocious roller, portion of nan 2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open series, attracted 50 entrants, including a number of apical pros. One of those skilled professionals is Kevin Rabichow, who bagged a monolithic spot lead astatine nan extremity of Day 1 pinch 5 players remaining. He didn't clasp connected to that spot lead astatine nan last array and inevitably took 2nd spot for $284,050.

LHPO $25k High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize

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 nan last array pinch nether 30 large blinds, but he won an early title against Justin Saliba to double-up, leaving Saliba pinch crumbs. Foxen past vanished him disconnected officially successful 5th spot ($80,275) moments later.

Although Alex Foxen had doubled into a sizable stack, Rabichow still had patient power complete nan last table. He'd widen his spot lead to complete 170 large blinds erstwhile he sent Kristen Foxen location successful 4th spot erstwhile her travel kings ran into kings-full.

Rabichow, 1 of nan champion online poker players successful nan world, past busted Thomas Boivin successful 3rd spot ($172,900), mounting up a heads-up lucifer against Alex Foxen.

Foxen would tie early humor successful nan lucifer pinch an each successful stake that wasn't called connected a committee of J♥9♣6♥10♦J♠. The crippled was anyone's to return astatine that point. Shortly after, Foxen moved each successful pinch JxJx connected a committee reference A♣A♥7♥4♣9♥. After tanking, Rabichow decided to telephone it disconnected pinch Q♥J♣ and was eliminated successful 2nd spot for $284,050.

For nan Foxens, it was their 2nd family title of nan twelvemonth already to spell on pinch a mixed 8 last array appearances. The mates posed for a winners photograph on pinch their canine Riley connected his 17th birthday.

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Update

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The LHPO began Jan. 11 pinch nan first of 86 events, and it kicked disconnected pinch a bang. Kevin MacDonald won Event #1: $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em, a $1 cardinal guaranteed tourney that had complete $1.6 cardinal successful nan pot. MacDonald hit retired 3,212 players to triumph $250,420 successful a heads-up chop woody pinch Nicholas Chong ($221,375).

MacDonald besides took down Event #5: $400 Deepstack Turbo No-Limit Hold'em for $4,890, a tourney pinch 32 entries, a flimsy alteration of gait from nan first arena he won.

Among nan different winners frankincense acold during nan South Florida poker bid see 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 nan LHPO $3,500 buy-in Championship arena began Friday. The tourney features a $2 cardinal guaranteed minimum prize pool.

2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Current Results

EVENTBUY-INTOURNAMENTENTRIESWINNERPRIZE

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

*Images courtesy of Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

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