Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell wedded a week ago in the Florida Keys. They bypassed their honeymoon in the Sunshine State and got into the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
The newlyweds have $27 million live poker earnings in total, according to Hendon Mob. They told PokerNews last Friday about their wedding day and remarkable performance in the series.
Their Wedding in Florida
The two poker professionals did their wedding in the Florida Keys, which is a string of islands in the southern part of the state. Also, it is an hour and a half drive from Seminole Hard Rock.
Foxen stated that they had a memorable and small ceremony with family and close friends. They posted photos of their oceanside wedding on various social media platforms, and members of the poker community, including Liv Boeree and Jennifer Tilly, congratulated them.
The newlyweds hadn't planned the wedding date in advance. But it took place a few days before the Poker Showdown kicked off in the Sunshine State.
Bicknell informed PokerNews that the wedding's timing was perfect even though it wasn't intentional. She added that playing poker was an interesting activity after a wedding.
The Couple Crushes Other Players
The newlyweds began getting results in the Poker Showdown on schedule. Bicknell reached Event No. 30: $1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em's final table and won $12,085 after being the eighth player.
"krissyb" isn't a stranger in the venue as she won $23,925 last August after being the 36th player in the $5,250 buy-in SHRPO Championship.
Foxen is a two-time WPT winner. He steamrolled the Event No. 31: $50,000 Super High Roller field and got into heads-up play against Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger.
Foxen was the runners-up, and he won $515,587. He recalled Kristen's final tabling $1,000, and he got another one in the $50,000 event.
Bicknell laughed it off and said it was a great start for them. Foxen agreed and said that they have made great progress so far in the tournament and are hoping to win the remaining events.
Both of Them Are Determined to Win the Poker Championship
Foxen told PokerNews when its reporters inquired about his unique poker strategy on the Championship event's Day 1. He believes that unlimited re-entry will make players avoid passing good spots.
The poker pro added that entrants can play several pots and strive to finish with many chips. Taking poker hand by hand is the best strategy, according to him. Yet, Seidel and Bickbell weren't among the players who got the bag in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown's Day 1a.
PokerNews traced the couple late Saturday afternoon on Day1b. Foxen left the tournament in a cooler after his ace-king failed to beat Danny Panagatos' pocket queens. WPT live updates state that he later bought back in the event and sat near Matt Berkey.
Bicknell was still contending for the cash prize across the room, but the couple didn't proceed to Day 2, which attracted 2,010 entrants. Even so, they can hop into any of the series' remaining events.