Alex Foxen has been known to be a successful poker pro both in the online and live circuit since 2012 - his first recorded achievement in the Hendon mob showing a 1st place finish in the WSOP Circuit $355 NLHE in New Orleans for $22,421.
In 2017, he earned more than $1.7 million in live poker tournaments. The 27-year-old from New York was congratulated by President of the Global Poker Index (GPI) Eric Danis via Twitter.
Here's the 2018 GPI Player rankings:
Alex Foxen won over $6.6 million from tournaments within 2018, making his total lifetime earnings skyrocket significantly to more than $8.8 million. His best live cash so far is the $2,160,000 he won recently in December 2018 for finishing runner-up in the $300,000 buy-in NLHE event at the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas.
The GPI also announced other POY awards based on the poker players' performances covering 2018.
Alex Foxen's girlfriend Kristen Bicknell who is also a poker pro has won the 2018 GPI Female Player of the Year award, which she won too last year. Her total cashes from tournaments in the year 2018 reached to almost $1.1 million.
Stephen Chidwick bagged the 2018 GPI European Player of the Year. His total cashes were nearly $10.2 million for the calendar year.
Michael Soyza got the award 2018 Player of the Year Asia. The Natural8 ambassador earned the award for his outstanding performances of winning in various tournaments in Las Vegas, Barcelona, Macau, Korea and Manila.
Joao Simao nabbed the Player of the Year Latam award thanks to his several final table cashes. The 30-year-old team partypoker pro's most recent 1st place win was at the Brazilian Series of Poker in Sao Paulo on November 2018 for $37,530.