Isaac Haxton

After learning chess at four and later playing Magic: The Gathering at a serious level, Haxton was introduced to poker as a more profitable alternative.

Isaac Haxton was born 1988 in Syracuse, New York. Born into an academic family, his father an English professor, his mother a psychiatrist, it was evident from an early that Haxton was also academically gifted as he excelled in school. After learning chess at four and later playing Magic: The Gathering at a serious level, Haxton was introduced to poker as a more profitable alternative to Magic: The Gathering. It was while attending Brown University studying computer science that Haxton began to take his poker career more seriously, as he regularly played $3/$6 cash games focusing on improving his game.

After earning over a $100,000 while still a student, Haxton made the decision to take a break from his studies so as to pursue poker full time. In contrast to many other poker pros, Haxton’s family firmly supported him in dropping out of school, confident in his abilities.

Haxton first increased his reputation in the poker world online playing on Full Tilt and Pokerstars in high stakes cash-games. It was in 2007 that Haxton made his first foray into the live tournament arena, finishing second in the World Poker Tour Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure for $861,789 (He made this amazing bluff on the road to victory) Haxton carried on this successful 2007 with a solid start to his World Series of Poker career as he cashed in three events, including one final table, for a combined $168,775. Haxton has carried on this success as he finished 2nd in the 2009 WSOP 40th Anniversary $40,000 event for a $1,168,565 cash. Haxton has continued has online success, and is currently a Team Pokerstars Pro. He has previously played online under the screen names ‘luvtheWNBA’ on Full Tilt and ‘philivey2694’ on PokerStars.

Read More
1 week ago59BDJB,

Published 1 week ago

EPIC Stories with Doug Polk

Doug Polk recounts some epic high stakes poker stories, talking about some of the tougher experiences he has faced against online ...

1 year ago2,458BestPokerVids,

Published 1 year ago

The Isaac Haxton Story

The Isaac Haxton story: A short documentary film about Team PokerStars Online member Isaac Haxton that documents his transition fr...

2 years ago7,481BestPokerVids,

Published 2 years ago

PokerStars Shark Cage - S02 Ep04

Season 2 of the Pokerstars Shark cage! Episode 4. Where plays battle it out over 10 episodes and various heats to win $1,000,000 c...

3 years ago2,180BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

Tatjana Pasalic Interview with Dan Smith and Isaac Haxton

Short interview with Team USA's Isaac Haxton and Dan Smith

3 years ago2,050BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

EPT11 Grand Final - Short Interview with Ike Haxton

Ike Haxton in a brief interview with Macau Billionaire Poker reporter, talking about his Monte Carlo experience and immediate futu...

3 years ago2,749BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

Ike Haxton Gets Stubborn against Phil Hellmuth

Isaac Haxton making an uncharacteristic play vs Phil Hellmuth

3 years ago2,822BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

Ike Haxton and Antonio Esfandiari Battling

Ike Haxton and Antonio Esfandiari outplaying each other

3 years ago4,194ThePokerAces,

Published 3 years ago

Isaac Haxton Walks into Ivey's Trap

Phil Ivey spreads a trap and Ike Haxton walks right into it

3 years ago5,819BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

Ike Haxton - Thug Life

Isaac Haxton doing it like a boss

3 years ago3,348BestPokerVids,

Published 3 years ago

ACOP 2014 - Isaac Haxton Interview

Interview with Isaac 'Ike' Haxton during ACOP 2014, talking about his plans for that event and what comes next

Hellmuth Admits Mistake And Buys Camby Into 2019 Main Event

Phil Hellmuth turned his Poker Brat nickname on its head last night by admitting his terrible behaviour.

Maria Konnikova Delaying Book For More Poker

The Biggest Bluff is now scheduled for a summer/fall 2019 release. But who knows what could happen between now and then.

Live Poker Events, 3 months ago

Sam Greenwood Wins EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller For €1,520,000

Sam Greenwood joined the exclusive $10million gang this weekend as he fought off some of the biggest names in the games.

Live Poker Events, 4 months ago

Fedor Holz Blasts $1.8Million into Super High Roller Bowl and Doesn't Cash

The big story of the night wasn’t Justin Bonomo’s win but Fedor Holz’s losses.

Live Poker Events, 4 months ago

Justin Bonomo Wins Super High Roller Bowl China for $4.8 Million

32-year-old American poker pro Justin Bonomo took down the $270K buy-in 2018 Super High Roller Bowl China after defeating a star-studded field.

Live Poker Events, 5 months ago

Kristen Bicknell and Boyfriend Alex Foxen in High Roller Double-Whammy!

Canada’s Kristen Bicknell became the first-ever female APPT High Roller champion this week, scooping over HK$2million ($279,549) in Macau.

Live Poker Events, 6 months ago

Party Poker Announces MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona €23M GTD

The first ever MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona is set for April 7-15 and features a record-setting €23,000,000 in guaranteed prize money over nine events.

Live Poker Events, 6 months ago

David ‘Pocket Aces’ Peters Wins US Poker Open Event 7 for $400K

It looks unlikely that anyone will prevent Stephen Chidwick from lifting the overall title at the US Poker Open this week-

Live Poker Events, 6 months ago

Benjamin Pollak Wins US Poker Open $25,000 High Roller For $416,500

Benjamin Pollak added his name to the list of winners at the USPO, landing the $25k No Limit event 6 for $416,500 to launch himself onto the overall leaderboard

Live Poker Events, 6 months ago

Stephen Chidwick Chases Championship Trophy After 2nd US Poker Open Win

England’s Stephen Chidwick stakes his claim for the overall US Poker Open title after taking down his second consecutive event for $382,500.