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Isaac Haxton

Isaac Haxton
Nationality: United States
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Biography

Isaac Haxton is an American professional poker player from New York. He hit the poker headlines in 2007 when he placed second in the World Poker Tour Championship Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He lost that event to Ryan Daut, but still took home a decent cash of $860,000.

Intro

Isaac Haxton was born in 1988 in New York. He started playing poker in his teens with his friends and by the time he turned 18 Haxton took his game to the live circuit and has been doing quite well for himself. Haxton is also considered one of the best online players in the game. Fearless and aggressive, he’s racked up numerous tournament scores online and regularly plays in the largest cash games around.

Background

Before poker Haxton, like many other poker pros played all kinds of board and card games including chess and Magic: The Gathering. He picked up poker in high school and became serious about the game when he started studying computer science at Brown University. After awhile Haxton decided to take some time off school and pursue a career in poker. However, unlike many other young poker guns, Haxton had his family behind his back. He started playing poker in casinos at the age of 18 and soon enough he entered his first live tournament, the 2007 WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

World Series of Poker

In 2007 Haxton cashed three times at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In one of those events, Haxton made the final table and placed seventh for nearly $100,000. He also made a deep run in the Main Event. In 2008, Haxton landed himself in the money at the WSOP four more times. He made another final table and walked away with over $80,000 in winnings. In 2009, Haxton scored his biggest live tournament cash to date. He played in the prestigious $40,000 anniversary event at the World Series and placed second behind Russian professional Vitaly Lunkin. Haxton held the chip lead going into heads-up play, but some ill-timed plays landed him in second place. He did earn over $1.1 million for his finish.

Isaac Haxton's Top 6 WSOP Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2009$40,000 40th Anniversary Event2nd$1,168,565
2007$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em7th$96,798
2011$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship7th$55,908
2009$10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship8th$82,668
2008$5,000 Limit/No-Limit Hold'em9th$35,109
2010$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed9th$104,651

World Poker Tour

At the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2007, Haxton stormed onto the live tournament scene with a second-place finish behind Ryan Daut. Haxton earned over $860,000 for this finish. A month later, he made a deep run at the L.A. Poker Classic. A year later Haxton scored another cash at the Bellagio Cup IV $15,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, but then had to wait three years for his fourth. In 2011 he made a deep run in the WPT Malta Main Event and finished the tournament in 12th place for more than €9,000.

Isaac Haxton's Top 4 WPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2007PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship2nd$861,789
2011WPT Malta €3,000 Main Event12th€9,430 ($13,035)
2007L.A. Poker Classic $9,900 WPT Event25th$45,560
2008Bellagio Cup IV $15,000 No-Limit Hold'em45th$25,855

European Poker Tour

Haxton put out his best performance at the EPT tables in 2012 when he made two final tables in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. At first he final tabled the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8 Max Turbo event and placed third taking home more than $35,000. Then just a couple of days later he did the same in the $25,000 High Roller event, only this time he collected ten times that, $380,000.

Isaac Haxton's Top 4 EPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2012PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,000 8 Max Turbo3rd$35,990
2012PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller3rd$380,730
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / 6 Max8th€14,300
2012Sanremo €5,000 Main Event26th€19,000

Other Achievements

In October, 2008 Haxton final tabled the £20,000 High Roller Event at the European Poker Championships in London. He finished that event in 6th place which was worth nearly $190,000. Then two years later, in April, 2010 Haxton came out victorious in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Deep Stack Extravaganza II in Las Vegas for $127,069 in first-place prize money. In December, 2011 he made another big final table, this time at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $100,000 High Roller Event. Haxton came in third place for just more than $580,000.

Sponsorship

Isaac Haxton in the member of Team PokerStars Online.

Did you know?

  • After winning $860,000 at the WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2007 Haxton became known as ‘the guy with $800K stuck in NETeller’ as all of his winnings got stuck on the online bank due to the investigation against NETeller. However, Haxton's money was eventually released.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH, $5M Gtd
13th $84396
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD
21st $53391
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD
39th $10054
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event
168th $2325
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-109: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
8th $127543
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-92: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
11th $20130
2021 GG Spring Festival
GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300, $10M GTD
89th $29079
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday
18th $19341
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller
3rd $339952
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
23rd $13624
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller
6th $141598
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Event #4: Sunday High Rollers ME $1,050, $1M Gtd.
7th $31856
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 14: $10,300 Short Deck High Roller
1st $153570
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 07: $10,300 NLHE High Roller, $1.25M GTD
6th $78680
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 03: $10,300 PLO High Roller, $1M GTD
3rd $157269
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #12: $102,000 Super High Roller Championship, $3m GTD
2nd $1216286
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
93rd $27297
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
121st $24886
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
89th $3975
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
20th $28951
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
297th $2118
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
33rd $12685
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
18th €61710
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€25,000 6+ No-Limit Hold'em (Short Deck)
4th €67710
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
6th €121560
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$10,300 High Roller
21st $20000
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$25,500 MILLIONS World
17th $90000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #4: $10,000 Short Deck Poker
1st $176000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #3: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
4th $92500
2018 Poker Masters
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $41400
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
4th $518882
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro
HKD $250,000 6-Max Event
3rd 1235000 HKD
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #07 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
8th $50000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #06 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
4th $122500
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #04 – $25,000 Mixed Game Championship
3rd $168750
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
15th $55740
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 Single-Day High Roller
8th $56140
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller
6th $307940
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
8th 2421000 HKD
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $250,000 6-Max Event
6th 900000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller I
4th €251100
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
11th €103200
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
241st $40181
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed)
3rd $595812
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$400,000 Super High Roller
13th 676000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$25,750 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller
1st $49867
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
1st €559200
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
4th $380200
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller
6th $360060
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
67th €10580
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€10,200 Single-Day High Roller
4th €118930
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
36th €24600
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
6th €199200
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
30th €29900
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
17th €70000
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague
€5,300 Main Event
140th €9610
2014 Aussie Millions
LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge
2nd 2820000 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
455th $24480
2013 GuangDong Ltd. Asia Millions
Main Event
5th 10200000 HKD
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo
Main Event
26th €19000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
39th $11563
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Four-Handed
74th $4385
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
55th $5226
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
241st $2796
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
20th $6652
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
299th $2895
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
High Roller
3rd $380730
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
36th $7653
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
38th $14896
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
7th $55908
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
109th $3075
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
9th $104651
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
49th $10171
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
66th $7014
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em World Championship
22nd $21657

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