Active in the first level of the final day has been Alex Foxen, now over 13 million in chips. He was unfazed by raising Kristen Bicknell’s big blind from the small blind (to 360,000) only to find her jamming 3,000,000; he passed and moved on to raising the next hand.
Big blind Joao Simao saw a flop, Simao leading out for 280,000. Foxen called to see the turn. Simao led for 1,600,000 now, again called by Foxen. The river paired the board with the . Simao now checked, and after nearly a minute of thinking, Foxen bet just under 2,000,000 and was rewarded with a quick fold.
“Good river for me,” said Foxen. “But there were a lot of good rivers for me…”
“To bluff or to improve?” queried Bicknell.