Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger Wins the Super High Roller After a Four-Hour Heads-Up Battle

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 31
$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  39
Prize Pool:  $1,891,500
April 6-7, 2022

Andrew Lichtenberger
Super High Roller Champion Andrew Lichtenberger

After four hours of heads-up play in the $50,000 Super High Roller, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger cracked pocket jacks with seven-six offsuit to defeat Alex Foxen for the title, the trophy, and $638,223.

This was the third largest Super High Roller in Seminole Hard Rock history, with 39 entries generating a prizepool worth more than $1.8 million. Six players finished in the money, but the four-hour heads-up match was the most memorable part of this event.

“I won every all in,” said Lichtenberger about heads-up play. “I lost the vast majority of the big pots we played that were not all in. Most of them went to the turn or river, and I just kept having bottom of range. It was kind of absurd. But here we are. I won the pots that mattered.”

There were six all-in-and-call situations during heads-up play, and yes, Lichtenberger won all six of them.

In the first one, both players had paired their aces and they got it all in on the river. But Lichtenberger’s AdQc outkicked Foxen’s As2c.

The next three all-ins were preflop race situations, with Lichtenberger holding two overcards to Foxen’s low pocket pairs. Lichtenberger won all three.

For the fifth all-in situation, it was Foxen with the overcards to Lichtenberger’s pocket sevens, but that time the pocket pair held up. Advantage: Lichtenberger.

The final hand, as mentioned earlier, had Foxen all in with JhJc against Lichtenberger’s 7c6h, and Lichtenberger caught a runner-runner straight to end the tournament.

Alex Foxen
Runner-Up Alex Foxen

Other than repeatedly losing heads-up all-in situations, it was another strong performance from Alex Foxen, who just married another top poker player, Kristen Bicknell, earlier this week.

The newlyweds showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock on Wednesday and found immediate success, with Bicknell final tabling Event 30, the $1,100 Deep Stack (she finished eighth in a field of 475), and Foxen finishing as runner-up here in the $50,000 Super High Roller.

As for Lichtenberger, while he had his share of luck at key moments in the heads-up match, it required a great deal of skill to navigate this world-class field to make his way to the final table and get heads-up in the first place.

“I won a lot of pots once we got in the money,” said Lichtenberger. “There were quite a few short stacks, and I was able to leverage the pressure against the mid-stacks. We kind of equaled out a bit four-handed, and again three-handed. And then I kind of pulled away and had a big lead to start heads-up.”

This victory not only gives him his first Seminole Hard Rock trophy, but it also pushes Lichtenberger to more than $12.4 million in career earnings. As you’d expect, he plans to enter the $3,500 Championship, which begins with Day 1A tomorrow (Friday) at 11:00 am.

“It’s great down here,” said Lichtenberger when asked about Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. “I briefly considered moving here, because I had such a good time at the last stop here. Awesome vibes down here, the weather’s great, and the tournament staff does an incredible job. Just a great place to play poker.”


Final Results:

PlaceNameWinnings
1Andrew Lichtenberger$638,223
2Alex Foxen$515,587
3Kirk Steele$283,725
4Andjelko Andrejevic$198,610
5Jason Mercier$141,865
6Steven Veneziano$113,490

Super High Roller: Andrew Lichtenberger Defeats Alex Foxen Heads-Up for the Title

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 39

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

Alex Foxen limped for 75,000, Andrew Lichtenberger moved all in, and Foxen snap-called all in for 975,000 with JhJc.

Lichtenberger turned over 7c6h, and Foxen needed his jacks to hold to stay alive.

The board came Qs10d5s4s3c, and Lichtenberger won the pot — and the title, the trophy, and $638,223 — with a runner-runner seven-high straight.

Alex Foxen finished as the runner-up, earning $515,587.

Congratulations to Andrew Lichtenberger, the Super High Roller Champion!

Stay tuned for a recap from this event.

1st:  Andrew Lichtenberger  –  $638,223
2nd:  Alex Foxen  –  $515,587
3rd:  Kirk Steele  –  $283,725
4th:  Andjelko Andrejevic  –  $198,610
5th:  Jason Mercier  –  $141,865
6th:  Steven Veneziano  –  $113,490

Super High Roller: Andrew Lichtenberger Doubles Thru Alex Foxen to Take a Big Lead

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 39

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

Alex Foxen limped for 60,000, Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 270,000, and Foxen limp-shoved all in.

Lichtenberger snap-called all in for 1,880,000 with 7h7c, and Foxen turned over As9d. Lichtenberger needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 10d8h2dKd2s, and the pocket sevens held up for Lichtenberger to win the pot and double up to a big chip lead.

Andrew Lichtenberger  –  3,820,000  (64 bb)
Alex Foxen  –  1,055,000  (18 bb)

With two players left, the average chip stack is about 2.44 million (41 big blinds). Here are the remaining payouts at stake:

1st:  $699,850
2nd:  $453,960

Super High Roller: Andrew Lichtenberger Doubles Thru Alex Foxen

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 39

Andrew Lichtenberger limped in for 60,000, Alex Foxen raised all in, and Lichtenberger called all in for exactly 1,000,000 with Kd10c, racing with Foxen’s 6c6s.

The board came Ks8s7h4d3d, giving Lichtenberger a pair of kings to double up.

Andrew Lichtenberger  –  2,060,000  (34 bb)
Alex Foxen  –  2,815,000  (47 bb)

Super High Roller: Andrew Lichtenberger Shoves the River, But Alex Foxen Doesn’t Call

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 39

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger limped for 60,000, and Alex Foxen checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came As6s5d, Foxen checked, Lichtenberger bet 60,000, and Foxen called.

The turn card was the 8h, and both players checked.

The river card was the 9s, Foxen bet 150,000, and Lichtenberger moved all in for about 900,000. Foxen tanked for a long time before he folded, and Lichtenberger took the pot.

Andrew Lichtenberger  –  1,355,000  (23 bb)
Alex Foxen  –  3,520,000  (59 bb)

With two players left, the average chip stack is about 2.44 million (41 big blinds). Here are the remaining payouts at stake:

1st:  $699,850
2nd:  $453,960