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Final-Table Takedown -- Isaac Haxton

Isaac Haxton Understands an Opponent’s Tendencies to Aggressively Accumulate Chips

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 10, 2009


Isaac Haxton, 23, attended Brown University and started playing poker seriously during his freshman year. He started off as a computer-science student, and then took a year off between his junior and senior years to play poker full time. When he returned to school, he decided that he wanted to be a professional poker player, not a professional computer scientist, and switched majors to philosophy. He plays primarily high-stakes cash games online, but also has been very successful on the tournament scene. He finished second in the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure, for $861,789, has made three World Series of Poker final tables, and finished sixth, for $188,603, in the 2008 European Poker Championships high-roller event. Haxton raises to 90,000 from the cutoff with the A J. Craig Tapscott: I know that you and Stern have played many hands online before in cash games. Is there any metagame going on ...

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