Alex Foxen’s biography
Alex Foxen was born on February 1, 1991, in New York State. He took a fancy for the game when he was very young, but started playing poker at a professional level only in 2014, after graduating from the university. Foxen used to play online poker under the "bigfox86" nickname for several years, and in 2016, the guy began to participate in live tournaments seriously, although at that time, there were already some not big cashes in offline events on his record.
Presently well-known professional and high roller was careful at the beginning of his career. He tried to develop his poker skills and play as much as possible. At first, the American took part in tournaments with small buy-ins: from 200 to 500 dollars. Alex achieved his first victory in May 2012. Back then the poker player took down the WSOP Circuit New Orleans event with a buy-in of $355. For the first place, he received $22 400 in prize money.
For three years of playing live events professionally, Foxen won over $15 000 000. For the first time, the poker player got a six-figure win at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in 2017 (+$204 600 for winning the no-limit hold'em tournament cost $2 650). In December of the same year, Alex received his first seven-figure win, having become the runner-up of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event. In 2019 he won the same tournament at WPT, getting $1 700 000 for this victory. Despite the fact that Foxen is a frequent visitor to high roller tournaments, there are only three seven-digit winnings on his record so far.
Bigfox86 has earned more than $5 000 000 in online MTT throughout his poker career. Among the player’s most significant victories, there are 2 wins in SCOOP tournaments. Foxen's best result in online poker is $246 000 for winning the Powerfest Championship Event 2017 at PartyPoker.
Interesting facts about Alex Foxen:
- The player’s full name is William Alex Foxen.
- Foxen began his poker career in online poker as an MTT player. At PokerStars, the American is known by the "bigfox86" nickname.
- Alex is dating famous poker player Kristen Bicknell.
- In 2018 and 2019, Foxen topped the GPI ranking while his girlfriend headed the women's ranking (she got this status three years in a row).
- In 2018, Alex and Kristen met in the final heads-up of the MSPT Venetian Main Event. As a result, the couple split the money, and Foxen became the champion of the event.
- Alex used to play American football and in an interview in 2019, Foxen told about how the experience in American football had shaped his perspective on the poker game:
«I have a history in sports, so sometimes I would have some emotional responses to losing, sometimes versus a certain type of player, something like that. So, for me, especially early on, the biggest thing I had to work on was my mental game, my emotional responses to things. Because when you play a sport, for example, you can get really mad and play really hard, but in poker, if you play really hard, it’s not going to help you; you’ll just end up losing your chips».