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Alex Foxen held off an almost miraculous rally to beat Sean Perry heads-up for the first-ever PokerGO Cup tournament win — a $178,200 score in $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

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Alex Foxen continues his dominance of the high roller poker circuit. (Image: PokerGO)

The high-stakes tournament kicked off the inaugural PokerGO Cup, an eight-tournament series in Las Vegas that culminates with the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em July 13-14.

Last month, PokerGO hosted the third annual US Poker Open, won by David Peters. On Wednesday, Peters again cashed in a high roller, narrowly beating the bubble, taking 10th place out of 66 entries for $19,800. Sam Soverel then busted in ninth place, good for $26,400, and was followed by Steve Zolotow in eighth place, which paid $26,400.

The next to bust were two women, the first being Vanessa Kade, who’s been crushing poker in 2021, in seventh place for $33,000. Kristina Holst then busted in sixth place and received $39,600.

Outfoxed

Jordan Cristos (fifth place for $52,800), David Coleman (fourth place for $66,000), and Sergi Reixach (third place for $85,800) then busted, setting up a heads-up match between Ralph Perry’s son, Sean Perry, and Alex Foxen, the two-time defending Global Poker Index Player of the Year recipient.

But those watching on the PokerGO app didn’t expect much of a battle. Perry was down to just 2.5 big blinds, while his opponent had over 40. Poker’s a funny game sometimes and Perry would go on quite a heater, doubling up numerous times, eventually into a sizeable chip lead. That was until Foxen rivered two-pair with K-J on a 2-Q-8-J-K board, cracking Perry’s Q-6. And just like that, the former college football athlete had over 80% of all chips in play.

This time around he didn’t squander that massive lead. On the final hand, with the board reading 8-3-4-Q, both players got it all in — Foxen holding pocket 9’s and Perry with 10-8. The river card was a K, which didn’t improve Perry’s hand.

The runner-up received $132,000 and 132 PokerGO Cup series points. Foxen takes home $178,200, along with 178 PokerGO Cup points. He now has just over $18 million in lifetime live tournament winnings. Event #2, $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em also got underway on Wednesday, with 61 players signed up at the close of registration.

Written by

Jon Sofen

Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

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