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

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


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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