Alex Foxen Destroys the Field to Win LAPC $25K RockStar High Roller for $424,625

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Alex Foxen Destroys the Field to Win LAPC $25K RockStar High Roller for $424,625
01 Mar

Alex Foxen, one of the fastest-rising stars of the game, has added the $25K High Roller title at the LA Poker Classic to his rapidly growing poker resume – a $424,625 payday bringing his career live cashes over the $2.5million mark to add to his $1.8million in online poker earnings.

A 50-strong field had assembled for the big buy-in event at the Commerce Casino, Foxen joined by notables such as Maria Ho, high-roller specialist Nick Petrangelo and double WPT winner Sam Panzica as they battled for a share of the $1.25million prizepool, the LAPC series celebrating 25 years as Jennifer Tilly’s tweet revealed…

Another welcome new addition to the WPT roll-call were the much-vaunted Faded Spades cards, beautifully-designed by founder and CEO of the company Tom Wheaton, and quite likely to become the card of choice at stops across the world…

The cards, of course, have no favourites, but you’d be hard-pushed to believe that as Foxen and Petrangelo ripped the final table apart in short order, Foxen describing his great run afterwards:

"I feel like I found a good rhythm and a good balance of confidence, and I’m just trying to make the right decisions in as many spots as I can."

Those right decisions saw off the challenges of Baron, Berg and then Maria Ho…

…while Petrangelo took care of Panzica to set up the head-to-head finale with plenty at stake…

…although he was a 7-1 dog in the chip counts and Foxen made short work of sending him to the rails as runner-up, his rivered two pair overkill as he was already ahead.

After his runaway victory Foxen stated:

"It feels really good. I’ve had a few bubbles recently in 25Ks, so it feels good to have a breakthrough like this and end up winning it."

He added: "It’s hard to imagine the heater that I’ve been on," a 2nd spot behind Ryan Tosoc in December’s WPT 5 Diamond Poker Classic worth $1.1million his biggest cash to date.

"It’s been pretty crazy. I don’t know that I could necessarily say that I expected it, but it is definitely what I always wanted to strive for. It feels really good."

Final Table Results

1Alex Foxen
2Nick Petrangelo
3Maria Ho
4Sam Panzica
5Eli Berg
6Isaac Baron

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