It used to be only one week in the past that poker execs Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell walked down the aisle within the Florida Keys and mutually spoke the particular phrases, “I do.” Already within the Sunshine State, the poker energy couple bypassed the honeymoon and hopped immediately into the match motion on the WPT Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Open in Hollywood.
Foxen and Bicknell, who’ve a blended $27 million in live earnings, consistent with Hendon Mob, chatted with PokerNews on Friday about their special occasion and bold effects up to now within the sequence ahead of they each fired in Day 1a of the $3,500 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.
Hitched within the Keys
Foxen and Bicknell informed PokerNews that they tied the knot within the sumptuous and tropical Florida Keys, a string of islands at the southern tip of the state. It additionally occurs to be simply an hour and a part from the Seminole Laborious Rock in Hollywood.
“We simply had a pleasant little rite down within the Keys simply this previous weekend,” Foxen mentioned. “It used to be nice. It used to be in reality great. Shut family and friends. Could not be higher.”
The couple posted about their stunning oceanside marriage ceremony on social media and have been congratulated through everybody within the poker neighborhood from Chucky and Top Stakes Poker celebrity Jennifer Tilly to former British professional Liv Boeree.
Even though they did not plan the date round it, the marriage aligned seamlessly with Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown going down not up to 100 miles north.
“The timing more or less labored out completely with the date that we picked for our marriage ceremony,” Bicknell informed PokerNews. “And we did not in fact do that deliberately, but it surely used to be like, ‘Oh, we are so shut.’ So it is more or less a pleasant little factor to do after the marriage, anyway.”
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Crushing as a Couple
Proper on agenda, Foxen and Bicknell began getting effects on the Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown. On Thursday, Bicknell discovered a last desk in Event #30: $1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em, in the long run completing in 8th position for $12,085.
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However “krissyb” is not any stranger to important leads to this venue. Simply final August, she completed thirty sixth within the $5,250 buy-in SHRPO Championship to take house $23,925.
Within the very subsequent tournament, Event #31: $50,000 Super High Roller, Foxen, a two-time International Poker Excursion champion, steamrolled the sphere to get heads-up in opposition to Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger. After a four-hour heads-up fight, Foxen bowed out in 2d position for an enormous rating of $515,587.
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“Kristen ultimate tabled a $1k the primary day again after which I had a 2d within the $50k,” Foxen recalled.
“A excellent get started,” laughed Bicknell.
“Up to now so excellent, indisputably,” Foxen agreed. “A couple of extra excellent occasions left, after which confidently proceed to have a excellent sequence.”
Looking for Championship Luck
Requested about his technique heading into Day 1 of the Championship tournament, Foxen famous that the limitless re-entry approach “there may be in reality no incentive to cross on any spots which might be excellent.”
“So more or less simply play a number of pots, hope to complete up with a large number of chips and simply play,” he mentioned. “, poker’s poker, tak(ing) it hand through hand is, I believe, the most productive technique.”
Because it grew to become out, neither of the gamers have been a few of the 300 gamers who discovered a bag on the finish of Day 1a of the Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown.
PokerNews noticed Foxen and Bicknell within the Day 1b motion past due Saturday afternoon. Foxen used to be eradicated in a vintage cooler when his ace-king could not get there in opposition to the pocket queens of Danny Panagatos, in line with WPT live updates, however he used to be later noticed purchasing again into the Championship tournament and taking a seat to the fitting of fellow professional Matt Berkey.
Around the room, Bicknell used to be additionally nonetheless in competition past due into the day. Sadly for poker’s energy couple, neither of them have been in a position to advance to Day 2, even though there are nonetheless quite a lot of occasions left within the sequence for them to hop into.
One of the most large names who survived Day 1b come with Berkey, Probability Kornuth, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Angelina Wealthy, Cherish Andrews, 2019 WPT Participant of the Yr Brian Altman and protecting champion Brek Schutten.
Apply the Day 2 motion within the WPT Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown, which drew 2,010 entrants to make it the 2d largest WPT Major Match in historical past, through testing WPT’s live updates.
Footage courtesy of Joe Giron and WPT