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2022 WSOP Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller won by Alex Foxen for $4.5 Million and Maiden Bracelet

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Posted on 27 June 2022 by "T".

In this event, Alex Foxen outlasted fellow poker stars including Chris Hunichen, Dan Zack and Phil Ivey.

The 2022 WSOP Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller is the biggest buy-in event of the summer, which was attended by 56 entrants and began on Thursday, June 23.

On Saturday, June 25, the final eight returned to determine who's the best and get their piece in the prize pool worth $13,944,000.

2022 WSOP Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller

  • From June 23 to 25, 2022
  • Buy-in: $250,000
  • Prize pool: $13,944,000
  • Entries: 56

Alex Foxen started the third and final day as the chip leader. It took him just about five hours on his way to his very first gold bracelet, along with the $4,563,700 top prize, a new career-high in his poker journey.

Being one of the three players at the final table without a bracelet at the time, Foxen said:
"It really means a lot to me. It's kind of been a monkey on the back. I've always wanted a bracelet. I've had some close spots and always been disappointed ... this feels like a really special one to get my first in. To me, what means the most is consistent performance at the highest stakes. This is one of those, so it feels really good."

Before this win, Foxen had nearly $22 million in lifetime earnings, including a previous career-best $2,160,000 for finishing second place in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.

A former football tight end for Boston College, Foxen actually got his very first WSOP hardware back in 2012 when he won a WSOP Circuit ring at Harrah's New Orleans, albeit for a much more modest $22,421.

Earlier this year, Foxen married three-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell and was quick to credit her as a major factor in his success.
"I'm extremely lucky I have an incredible wife and incredible support. It's something that can't be overstated honestly, the amount it helps to have someone at home that to the utmost extent understands what I'm going through on a day-to-day basis and is there to talk hands all the time, and just to help me through the difficult times too, because. I'm definitely not immune to tilt and emotion. Having someone like Krissy, I can't express how lucky I am."

Final Table Action
Eight players returned on Saturday, June 25, to battle it out on the PokerGO live broadcast.

Current 2022 WSOP Player of the Year points leader Dan Zack was the first one sent to the rail after pitting his A-Q against Foxen's pocket tens. Zack flopped a queen but running cards gave Foxen a winning backdoor straight.

Next to go was fan-favorite Phil Ivey after shoving his short stack from mid position with Q-J only to run into the A-Q of Brandon Steven one spot over. The better hand held and Ivey had to settle for 7th place and take home the $597,381 prize money.

Martin Kabrhel was then left short after losing a flip with A-Q against the pocket eights of Sam Soverel. The two-time bracelet winner managed a double but then got his short stack all in preflop with K-2 suited only to run into Steven's pocket jacks. The fishhooks held and Kabrhel settled in 6th place.

Upon returning from a break, Soverel limped the small blind and snap-called off when Steven shoved the big blind with A-7. Soverel had two black kings in the hole but got unlucky when an ace appeared on the flop to end his tournament in 5th place for $1,001,142, the second seven-figure score of his career.

Defending champ Adrian Mateos was the next to go down when his K-10 failed to hold against A-6 of Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen. Mateos' defeat also ensured there would be a first-time bracelet winner in the tournament.

Afterwards, Foxen used his big chip lead to apply pressure by moving in from the small blind on Hunichen, who was in the big. "Alright, let's go," Hunichen said before calling off with A-7 only to see it go down in flames when Foxen's Q-3 paired the flop and turned into two pair.

This allowed Foxen to take a 9:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Steven, and it didn't take long for things to come to a head when the former flopped top pair and the latter bottom two pair. Steven got it in good but Foxen was not to be denied as he rivered a bigger two pair to seal the deal.

Foxen said after he won:
"I never lost the chip lead, I started chipping up right away. I found a few good spots, made a couple of good hands, won a big flip, and yeah, it was about as smooth as it could be. I haven't even looked at the schedule, I try not to look at what's next until I'm out of the tournament I'm in, but I think I'll probably wait until tomorrow to get into anything. Probably just go have a celebratory dinner and be ready to go tomorrow."

2022 WSOP Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller - Final Table Results






Alex Foxen




Brandon Steven




Chris Hunichen




Adrian Mateos




Sam Soverel




Martin Kabrhel

Czech Republic



Phil Ivey




Dan Zack




Henrik Hecklen





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 dule-vu05/07/2022 21:46:00 GMT
He is very good player!
 geseco1206/07/2022 22:32:45 GMT
He is a great player, I always see him playing poker for many years, he looks like a great person, and thanks to his girlfriend who supports him he has achieved great results, it is always good to have a company that supports you in the bad and good times.
 CALICUL06/07/2022 22:34:57 GMT
I didn't follow him, but i occasionally read a story about him. I suppose he has a beautiful style, or maybe more brutal, but he managed beautiful performances and this proves the qualities of a real player.
 geseco1207/07/2022 23:38:39 GMT
a great example of this player and know that you can achieve the goals we set, is his first bracelet, and not stop until you get it, perseverance is everything to achieve what we set our goal.
 CALICUL07/07/2022 23:43:18 GMT
I am impressed by the amount of money this professional player has earned and many talented players dream of similar performances. It's not easy because it takes years of practice, but for some it happens to win and that is something beautiful
 geseco1209/07/2022 02:02:20 GMT
what a satisfaction it is to reach the high levels and play against great players for bigger prizes than normal, we all have dreams and goals to achieve and I believe that those who are dedicated to this game will give me the reason to want to someday play big tournaments and thus fulfill their dreams.
 CALICUL09/07/2022 02:05:15 GMT
even if he is a professional player, his satisfaction can be quite high, especially since he has friends and relatives who will enjoy with him at the celebrations of the different days or important prizes.
 geseco1210/07/2022 02:37:00 GMT
it is a joy and a great satisfaction for any poker player to win a high buy-in tournament, this player has achieved it, he has a great level to be able to compete, good luck to him and good luck to him.
 dule-vu10/07/2022 07:54:43 GMT
For them are more about bracelet and that people know for them,then money!they already have money!
 geseco1211/07/2022 03:21:17 GMT
I think that for them the most important thing is to be champion and win bracelets, money is the least important thing for them, they earn millions, we all want to get to play these big tournaments, maybe we do it or not, the most important thing is to do things right, the result will come.
 dule-vu11/07/2022 04:33:14 GMT
Yeah,thats what I told in last post!they care about bracelet!
 geseco1212/07/2022 03:27:57 GMT
many of the great players do not have bracelets, and more when they are online players where they only win money and not a prize as recognition for being the champion, in live tournaments if they can achieve it, that's why most players go with that goal.
 dule-vu12/07/2022 04:39:57 GMT
They live for this kind of events and they want to play as much as they can tournaments,no matter what buy in is,just to win bracelet!
 geseco1213/07/2022 04:06:12 GMT
That's right, it's every poker player's dream, to one day play big events like these and win it, the bracelet is a great recognition that you get as a player and everyone wants to have it.
 dule-vu13/07/2022 04:36:29 GMT
They like to earn,they like to play,to show themselves,but on end they want bracelet!
 geseco1215/07/2022 15:24:01 GMT
We all want to win a big and prestigious tournament, there are few who achieve it, to get where they are we have to work hard and there are many factors that accommodate us, but we all have a chance if we set our minds to it.
 dule-vu15/07/2022 15:48:20 GMT
For even smaller tournament you must have big bankroll to play it!
 geseco1216/07/2022 16:16:20 GMT
It's true, no matter how small a tournament is, you always have to have a good bankroll, always 65 boxes at your level, this man must have a lot of money to play these high levels in poker.
 dule-vu16/07/2022 16:16:27 GMT
Its crazy on what amount they play,but you still have to have bankroll for any gambling or any tournament!
 geseco1217/07/2022 18:59:38 GMT
Many of the professional players play a lot of tournaments, that's why it is always good to manage your bankroll to avoid being bankrupt, but if you are good, study hard, I think it is difficult for this to happen to you.
 CALICUL17/07/2022 19:01:57 GMT
many players fight every year to win the bracelets and it is normal. Professionals try to highlight a lot of things by winning such a tournament. They succeed a lot during this time and show their value which is quite high
 geseco1218/07/2022 21:52:38 GMT
these are great players, they prove it every year, that's why they are very respected players by the poker community, we know how difficult it is to stay in the elite, an example to follow.
 CALICUL18/07/2022 21:56:36 GMT
Of course they are great players, but there are also unknown players who perform and win bracelets. I've seen a lot of performance in the past and it's nice. By the way, if you can also write in another threads
which are empty, because this is enough...
 geseco1221/07/2022 02:09:46 GMT
I think this comment is the end of this thread, this player is incredible, I saw the final table of this event, I like his aggressive game being leeder in chips, I think he knows how to play under pressure, his game is very exploitative, and has served him well enough to stay at the top in a final table.
 dule-vu21/07/2022 04:46:47 GMT
When he have 250 k for buy in,he dont have pressure!he enjoy in poker!

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