Isaac Haxton has become the latest name to be added to the roster of poker greats who have joined partypoker. Haxton, for years recognised as one of the modern legends of the game, has an impressive array of live and online accolades and will further strengthen partypoker's ranks which already boast partnerships with Sam Trickett, Fedor Holz and Jason Koon among other high rollers.
Haxton, virtually an ever-present on the live poker circuit since his first cash back in 2007, has cashed for over $15 million in live tournaments. In the last year alone, he's cashed 19 times for well over $2 million in tournament earnings. His best cash to date is the $2.5million he won for taking down the $250,000 Challenge at the 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championships in Melbourne. But those results aren't even half of his achievements in the game.
Haxton, a New York native, has long been one of the biggest names to play online poker. While he's become incredibly prolific in tournament play, online cash games at the very highest stakes have been his speciality for years and he has won millions in high stakes PLO as well as No Limit Hold'em. Haxton's tournament winnings are dwarfed by the amounts he's won online in building the reputation as a player fans love to watch but others dread facing. He even had a biography written and published about him by his writer father in 2014!
Now, Haxton will wear the partypoker patch on the partypokerLIVE Tour, with 'Action' appearing at such events as the MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona in April of this year.
Haxton's background in poker came from his love of games, something encouraged by his parents and cherished throughout his youth. One of a number of players who found Magic the Gathering early in life, Haxton turned to poker when he turned 18 and there was no looking back. In 2007, he cashed for the first time on the live circuit, winning $861,789 in the Bahamas to announce himself on the world stage.
For a long time, Haxton has been known to be a righteous and passionate defender of poker player's rights. Indeed, many identify with his principles when it comes to players being in control of the game we all love to watch. That he's joined partypoker where there is an active Player's Council can only be seen as a good thing for partypoker players of all levels.
Now he's joined partypoker, Haxton is obviously thrilled about what the future holds.
“I am very excited to be joining the partypoker team. I've been very impressed with their growth over the last year or so. 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.”
Those sentiments are echoed by partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters, who told the world how pleased he was to see Haxton join partypoker when he said:
"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”
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