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Hand Analysis - Isaac Haxton Defeats Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in Superstar Showdown

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 04, 2011

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Shortly before “Isildur1” was revealed to be Swedish phenom Viktor Blom at the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, he set out to promote his unveiling by challenging anyone willing to risk $150,000 in a single 2,500-hand match in the PokerStars Superstar Showdown. The first player to accept the challenge was high-stakes regular Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton, who sat down at four heads-up tables to compete in late December. After multiple lead changes, Haxton was able to pull ahead late in the match and logged off with a $41,701 win. Here, Haxton takes a look back at five key hands during the contest. Haxton’s Preflop Min-Raising [Minimum-Raising] Strategy “While I do raise three times the big blind on occasion, min-raising is something I do more often during heads-up play. It’s not something that I think Isildur1 has a lot of experience against. A year ago, he would just sit out and refuse to ...


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