Isaac Haxton

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Isaac Haxton
Born (1985-09-21) September 21, 1985 (age 33)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 24
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
94th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 4
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 3 December 2014.

Isaac Haxton (born September 21, 1985) is an American professional poker player known for his accomplishments in high-roller poker tournaments and high-stakes online cash games.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Haxton was born in suburban New York City and raised in Westchester. His mother is a psychiatrist and his father is an English professor who introduced Isaac to games of skill at an early age. He played chess at the age of four and Magic: The Gathering by the age of ten.[3]

After high school Haxton attended Brown University as a computer science major, but later spent more time playing poker than studying.[4]

Poker career[edit]

After turning 18, Haxton transitioned from competitive Magic: The Gathering to playing poker at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York starting at $3/$6 limit before slowly moving up in stakes. He transitioned to online poker with a $50 deposit on Ultimate Bet.[3]

In 2007, he cashed in his first tournament at the WPT Championship Event finishing runner-up to Ryan Daut for $861,789.

As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $9,400,000 of which $1,768,549 have come from cashes at the WSOP.

Online poker[edit]

Haxton is considered one of the top online cash game specialists and plays under the aliases, Ike Haxton, luvtheWNBA, and philivey2694 where he has earned over $2,000,000.[5] Although successful in tournament play, he prefers online cash games and considers it his specialty.

Personal life[edit]

Haxton is currently married to his wife Zoe and has a book written by his father based on his life called, "Fading Hearts on the River: My Son’s Life in Poker".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isaac Haxton". Retrieved 2014-12-03.
  2. ^ "Isaac Haxton Bio". Card Player. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
  3. ^ a b Nicole Gordon (2009-06-26). "The PokerNews Profile: Isaac Haxton". PokerNews.
  4. ^ "Isaac Haxton". PokerNews. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
  5. ^ "Isaac Haxton player profile". HighStakesDB. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
  6. ^ Chad Holloway (2014-10-23). "PokerNews Book Review: Fading Hearts on the River by Brooks Haxton". PokerNews.

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