Kristen Foxen ended the PokerGO Tour Kickoff Series in the best way possible as she was able to come away with a win in the final event. Foxen entered the $10,500 no-limit hold-em contest and was able to outlast all competitors, including her own husband.
There have been a number of live poker events so far in 2024, but it was the PokerGO Tour Kickoff Series that has gotten the most attention. The win in this tournament netted Foxen $165,000 as there was a $500,000 purse that was split up among the top finishers.
50 players entered this tournament, and it was an event that lasted two full days. The final day of the event began with the final table set, and there were several big names in the mix.
Foxen was in fourth place when the final table field was set, but she was in a much better position than some of the other players. It didn’t take long before players started to fall out of the competition, and Foxen went into heads up play with the most chips.
Daniel Negreanu was the man facing off against Foxen in heads up play, and he is one of the most decorated players in this industry. Ultimately Foxen decided to go all-in to put the pressure on Negreanu, and play ended as she picked up a win with a pair of jacks.
Adding to the Total
Competing in the PokerGO Tour Kickoff Series was important for Foxen as it allowed her to pick up some crucial points. Those points will end up mattering later on in the year as the top points getters will get to enter into some of the bigger tournaments.
While those points were important to Foxen, the money is an even better prize this early in the year. Foxen has won more than $7.8 million playing in live poker events, and she could eventually become the highest-earning female player in history.
There is still a long ways to go before Foxen can catch up to the leader, but this was the 12th time that she has won a tournament. Her first win was back in 2019 at the Poker Masters Festival, and that was her biggest win of her career as she collected $408,000.
A Look at the Results
Foxen and Negreanu were the biggest winners at this final tournament, but there was plenty of money to go around. Third place went to Sam Laskowitz, and the payout for that position was an impressive $70,000.
Aram Zobian finished in fourth place with a $50,000 payday, and it looked as if he would finish higher before failing a bit on the final day. Fifth place went to a familiar name as it was Alex Foxen that took down $40,000.
This was the second time that the Foxen couple has competed at the same final table, and the first time that Kristen has finished ahead of her husband.