Isaac ‘Ike’ Haxton Joins Team PartyPoker5 months ago
Isaac ‘Ike’ Haxton, one of the biggest names in poker, has joined PartyPoker, teaming up with the likes of Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard and others to form a formidable team of ambassadors as the revamped company looks to challenge Haxton’s former bosses PokerStars as the world’s leading poker site.
In a PartyPoker press release today Haxton said:
“I am very excited to be joining the PartyPoker team. I’ve been very impressed with their growth over the last year or so,” explaining that, “From expanding their online cash game and tournament offerings, to improving their software, and most of all rolling out their ambitious and innovative live events program, their commitment to growing the game and providing a great product for their players has been clear.”
“I’m truly proud to represent the company, which I believe is going to be the future of poker, online and live.”
The Managing Director of PartyPoker Tom Waters said of the latest signing:
“We are delighted that Isaac is joining us at PartyPoker. Isaac’s profile and experience makes him a perfect ambassador for the company.”
“Over the years he has also demonstrated a real commitment to principles and will play a key role in helping us meet and exceed player expectations. We are in the process of building a poker site for the players and Isaac will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals.”
The press announcement from PartyPoker recalls that: ‘Haxton was introduced to mind sports by his English professor father and was playing chess by the age of four. He took up Magic the Gathering at the age of ten and then made the move to poker once he turned 18. It was while studying computer science at Brown University that he started taking poker more seriously.’
Boasting $15,879,226 in lifetime live tournament earnings, Haxton’s path to ‘poker legend’ status was started with his live debut eleven years ago this month, at the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where he finished 2nd behind Ryan Daut and collected $861,789 for his efforts.
The press release announcing Haxton’s new role also points out some of his ‘incredible career achievements’ which includes ‘more than 30 six-figure cashes’ with a recent 4th spot worth $390,000 at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic Super High Roller in November.
The latest in an impressive line of PartyPoker ambassadors, Haxton will wear the PartyPoker patch at forthcoming live events including the MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona.
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