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Isaac Haxton, Hac Dang Crushing After Huge No-Limit Hold'em Poker Games Return Online

Poker Pros Reaping Benefits Of Absurd Increase In No-Limit Interest


This month, the nosebleed action at Full Tilt Poker has picked up noticeably, especially for no-limit hold’em, which has seen multiple pots of nearly $500,000. It is arguably the most intense action at hold’em that online poker has had since sometime before Black Friday.

At least the top 25 largest no-limit hold’em pots of this year have occurred in June. The action has been at the astronomically high stakes of $400-$800 — and at six-max tables no less.

The most gigantic was for $498,028, which was won by unknown “Denoking” after all the money went in preflop with him/her holding pocket aces against an opponent’s A-K. The flop brought a king, but the board ran out safe for the pocket rockets and a bad beat was avoided.

Only two hands this entire year have been larger. There was a $553,080 pot-limit Omaha confrontation in February won by unknown online player “patpatpanda”.

One of the largest winners during this hold’em bonanza has been Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton. According to HighstakesDB, he is up more than $700,000 this month. However, the most profitable has been Hac “trex313” Dang, who is up just under $2 million in June.

In addition to his online wins, Haxton took $1,313,879 for a final-table finish at a tournament in Asia earlier this month. He has been on one heck of a heater, partly thanks to the increase in action. Haxton Tweeted a few days ago: “Can’t remember the last time there was so much $200-$400 [or higher] NLH action online. Have barely slept last few days.”

Despite the upswing online, he said on Twitter that he’s on his way to Las Vegas, where one cannot play the games on Full Tilt Poker or PokerStars.

In addition to the insane no-limit hold’em six-max action, nosebleed pot-limit Omaha has also been buzzing lately. This all despite the World Series of Poker now running in Las Vegas.

The likes of Gus Hansen, Phil Galfond, Brian Hastings and Ashton Griffin, among other high-stakes regulars, have been grinding along at the Rio trying to win a bracelet.

All online poker figures via HighstakesDB.