Alex Foxen landed himself back in the PokerGO Studio winner’s circle on Wednesday when he won Event #7: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 U.S. Poker Open. The victory earned Foxen a $283,500 payday and vaulted him into second place on the series leaderboard.
“I feel good,” Foxen said. “It’s actually been a bit of a rough stretch in the PokerGO Studio. I feel like I’ve had a lot of good opportunities and haven’t followed through on any of them, so it feels really good to get one closed out and have a good shot at the U.S. Poker Open championship.”
Foxen’s finish in Event #7 was his third cash of the 2022 U.S. Poker Open series. He previously finished sixth in Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $46,200 and 11th in Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $26,400. All three finishes have Foxen at 356 points and in second place on the series leaderboard, where Foxen is behind only Tamon Nakamura.
“It would mean a lot to me for sure,” Foxen said of the possibility of winning the overall U.S. Poker Open championship. “This is definitely the highest level of tournament competition that exists and winning one of the overall trophies is something that I haven’t done yet. It’s definitely something I want to do. That Golden Eagle Trophy is pretty sweet, too.”
In 2022 U.S. Poker Open Event #7, Foxen topped a field of 70 entries to get the win. He defeated Chino Rheem in heads-up play after what was a stacked final table of elite competitors. Also at Wednesday’s final table were Stephen Chidwick, Thomas Boivin, Joseph Cheong, and Dan Smith.
“I love it,” Foxen said of playing against the tough opponents he regularly faces on the PokerGO Tour (PGT) and inside the PokerGO Studio. “That’s really what keeps me passionate about the game. I love having high-level competition. It’s what drew me to poker in the first place. I just feel really lucky to be able to play against the best all the time and do my best to try to beat them. It’s just a lot of fun. I wake up every day excited to play. It’s awesome.”
2022 U.S. Poker Open Event #7 Results
1st: Alex Foxen – $283,500
2nd: Chino Rheem – $210,000
3rd: Stephen Chidwick – $136,500
4th: Thomas Boivin – $105,000
5th: Joseph Cheong – $84,000
6th: Dan Smith – $63,000
Event #7: $15,000NL Hold’em attracted a field of 70 entries and created a prize pool of $1,050,000. The top spots finished in the money. Vikenty Shegal placed seventh, Adam Hendrix took eighth, Bill Klein was ninth, and Joe McKeehen took 10th. All players to cash earned both U.S. Poker Open and PGT leaderboard points.