Isaac Haxton won another tournament
On the final day of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure series, the tournament worth 100,000 USD ended. Isaac Haxton won another tournament, defeating the talented German Fedor Holz in the heads-up. A total of 46 people competed for the prize pool of 4,508,460 USD. Almost two weeks ago, Haxton became the champion of exactly the same tournament for 100,000 USD. Haxton also took 3rd place in the event for 25,000 USD.
The tournament’s final day began with 12 players remaining, but poker players could register and join the game for another hour. Among the first people to leave the game were Ben Heath, Mike Watson, Stephen Chidwick, and Timothy Adams. Jean-Noel Thorel, who took 2nd place in the event for 250,000 USD, this time was left with nothing, losing in a three-way all-in when David Yang collected a straight.
Chris Brewer, Michael Addamo, Bryn Kenney, Cary Katz, Daniel Dvoress, Seth Davies, and Katie Leung later dropped out. The bubble boy was Adrian Mateos, who, with A-K, lost to Haxton with his 10-3. Haxton managed to collect a street. Three short stacks remained in the game: David Peters, Nick Petrangelo, and Steve O’Dwyer. These three players left the tournament within half an hour. Fedor Holz has soared to the top of the chip count.
- Isaac Haxton — 1,555,360 USD
- Fedor Holz — 1,014,400 USD
- Aleksejs Ponakovs — 698,800 USD
- Steve O’Dwyer — 518,500 USD
- Nick Petrangelo — 405,800 USD
- David Peters — 315,600 USD
Soon there was an essential hand between Ponakovs and Haxton. The Latvian player lost a large pot to a rival, failing to complete the flush. Fedor Holz and Isaac Haxton remained in the heads-up. The game lasted about an hour, after which it was time for the final hand. In the last hand, Haxton, with 10-8s, beat the opponent with his K-9s and won the second PCA title. For the victory, Haxton received 1,555,360 USD.
For 4 tournaments, Haxton received 3,146,740 USD
On January 24, Haxton won the opening event, for which he received 1,082,230 USD; on January 28, he finished 3rd in the event for 25,000 USD, adding another 491,550 USD to the bankroll. The next day, on January 29, the American became the 124th in the event for 10,300 USD and received 17,600 USD. It turns out that for 4 tournaments, Haxton received 3,146,740 USD. After the last victory, Haxton summed up: “Wow, what a week; it’s a sin to complain.”
The American also scored a bunch of rating points. Now he has 2,178 POY points, and he lags behind Belarusian Aliaksandr Shylko by 1,182 points in the CardPlayer rating.
Runner-up Fedor Holz earned 1,014,400 USD, increasing his career earnings to 39,091,905 USD. In the list of the most profitable players, the German occupies an honorable 10th place.