Alex Foxen Net Worth, Bio, Poker Winnings

Alex Foxen Poker Net Worth: How Rich Is “BigFox86” Now?


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William Alex Foxen is a professional poker player who has a decade of experience playing tournaments and cash games. He started playing for real money officially at the age of 21, and his achievements are already building up. In fact, he won the 2022 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller event #50.

Foxen is originally from Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Right now, he is now residing in Huntington, NY with his fiancée. Without a doubt, he is one of the most promising poker players of his generation. But he isn’t only into the card game. He is also quite athletic having played football during his younger years.

Full Name: Willian Alex Foxen
DOB: February 1, 1991
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Profession: Professional poker player
Fiance: Kristen Bicknell
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Net Worth & Career Earnings: $20+ Million

William Alex Foxen Bio

Alex is born on February 1, 1991. He was born in Cold Spring Harbor, but he now transferred to Huntington, New York. As a child, he fancied playing sports, particularly football. And yes, he was good at it.

He went to Boston College and got his degree by the time he was 23, and that was way back in 2014. He was exposed to poker at a very young age, but he didn’t think he would pursue it as a career back then.

Since he was more of a sportsman during his younger years, he developed a competitive habit. Alex mentioned in an interview that he didn’t feel good about losing.

He knew that was going to affect his performance, so he worked hard to overcome it. And even now that he is already playing poker professionally, he still reminds himself that he needs to control his mental and emotional reactions if he wants to win.

(If you’re new to poker, you should know that mental side of this game is VERY important to succeed.)


Poker Career

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Although Foxen knew about poker at a young age, he never really played for money. At least, not until he graduated from college.

Once he got out of school, he started joining virtual poker rooms. During that time, it wasn’t his intention to play the game full-time for a living. But 2 years later, he slowly transitioned into the live poker scene.

His first-ever major win happened in 2017, roughly a year after he started playing live tournaments. He brought home a cash prize of $204,600 by winning the $2,650 NLHE.

Alex has amazing career highlights. Among these is winning two consecutive titles Player of the Year by Global Poker Index (2018 & 2019). He was selected as the winner based on the points he got the entire year for playing in tournaments.

He also recently won his biggest cashout yet – a whopping $4.5+ million during the 2022 53rd WSOP Super High Roller tournament. During this event, he played against Phil Ivey, Brandon Steven, Chris Hunichen, and many others.

According to TheHendonMob, his live earnings so far are at $26+ million. That’s an insanely big record he got there. But, this might not come as a shock to those who know William on a personal level.

Since he loves playing high-stakes poker, he is also entitled to huge earnings. However, it’s not always a happy day on the poker tables, you know? Though not explicitly said, we’re all pretty sure he had his fair share of major losses as well.


Personal Life

William Foxen is engaged to his girlfriend Kristen Bicknell, who happens to be a professional poker player too. There is no news as to when the exact wedding day will be, but the couple is happily enjoying their private lives as a couple and dog parents.

Other than that, there’s not much you can find about Foxen’s personal life. He is a rather private guy (which is quite common among poker players).


Controversies/Scandals

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but popular poker players often get involved in several controversies. In fact, Alex had a scandal that stirred up the online community previously.

It happened in 2018 when he and Kristen both played at the same poker table for a $5,000 tournament. Foxen won 1st place and Kristen followed as the second placer. This scandal blew up and of course the poker content creator Doug Polk made a video reaction on this, accusing the couple of “soft playing” against each other.

In all fairness, this couple DID offer to chop the with the third player, who refused to do so and then felt bitter about being outplayed.

In 2019, when Polk was invited as a guest in Joe Ingram‘s podcast, he mentioned that Alex reached out to him and asked for the video to be removed online. However, the content creator didn’t follow his demands.

(For those who don’t know, Doug and Joe, usually like to ‘investigate’ things and Polk in particular often is in the center of the drama, or at the very least shares controversial opinions in the poker community.)

In April 2022, however, Alex was the one who sparked a scandal within the poker world, when he publicly accused Ali Imsirovic of cheating with more than just rumours. That created a domino effect, where it was discovered that Jake Schindler and Bryn Kenney high roller players were also massive cheaters (allegedly).


Alex Foxen Poker Net Worth

Despite many controversies, it’s undeniable that Alex Foxen is one of the best players of his generation.

His smart strategies on the poker table allowed him to accumulate millions of winnings. There’s no telling how rich this guy is today, but his poker net worth is estimated to be around $20+ million.

Here are some of his best cashes so far:

  • 1st place 2022 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller event #50 – $4,563,700
  • 2nd place 2018 Super High Roller Bowl V – $2,160,000
  • 1st place 2019/2020 WPT Five Diamond – $1,694,995
  • 2nd place 2017/2018 WPT Five Diamond Classic – $1,134,202
  • 1st place 2018 APPT Macau – $982,800

So, do you think William Alex Foxen is a good poker player? Have you watched him play or played with in person? What were the most memorable hands he ever played in your opinion? Share your thoughts below!

1 thought on “Alex Foxen Poker Net Worth: How Rich Is “BigFox86” Now?”

  1. I recently played with him in the $5k 6max of the 2023wsop. I found him to be a very nice guy. His friend Kyle Julius was also at the table with us. They were joking with one another, as well as the rest of the table.

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