Isaac Haxton won the PokerGO Cup final tournament
The poker event festival called PokerGO Cup at Aria Casino came to an end on January 20. There were 8 events in the series with buy-ins from 10,000 to 50,000 USD. The most expensive tournament was the last one on the schedule. Isaac Haxton won the PokerGO Cup final tournament for 50,000 USD and earned 598,000 USD. Only 26 poker players participated in the event, and the prize money was 1,300,000 USD.
This is the 12th largest win in Haxton’s career, as well as the tenth title offline. Thanks to this victory, the earnings of the 37-year-old poker pro in live events increased to 32.4 million USD. In the list of the most profitable players in the world, Haxton ranks 15th. He is one of 17 poker players who have managed to win more than 30 million USD in their career. Haxton also won the biggest prizes in Aria, becoming the Super High Roller Bowl champion and earning 3.6 million USD.
In addition to the title and money, Haxton provided himself with a lot of rating points. He scored 306 POY points, entered the top 100 CardPlayer, and received 359 PokerGO Tour points. In this ranking, Haxton is in 4th place.
- Isaac Haxton — 598,000 USD
- Cary Katz — 364,000 USD
- Sean Winter — 208,000 USD
- Daniel Colpoys — 130,000 USD
Only four players earned money in this two-day event. On the first day, they played until there were four people left. The bubble boy was Brian Kim, who lost with K-10 to Cary Katz’s pocket aces. This hand enabled Katz to climb to the second line of the chip count, lagging only behind Isaac Haxton.
In the heads-up, Haxton was opposed by Cary Katz
At the final table, Daniel Colpoys, who took 2nd place in the previous event, was the first to lose all the chips. This time, Colpoys became the fourth and earned 130,000 USD. The poker player’s pocket nines lost to Haxton’s A-5 when another ace appeared on the flop.
US Poker Open champion Sean Winter had every chance to win the race for the title of the best player of the championship, but took 3rd place and missed the opportunity. Winter lost twice to Haxton and finished off the American Cary Katz. Winter earned 208,000 USD and took fifth place in the battle for the title of player of the tournament.
In the heads-up, Haxton was opposed by Cary Katz. Isaac had 3,550,000 chips at his disposal, while his opponent had 1,650,000. The game lasted about an hour, and Haxton kept his opponent from getting around him. By the final hand, the stack ratio was 14:1 in favor of Haxton. In the last hand, Haxton had J-4, and Katz had K-7. A-J-2-Q-A were distributed.
Katz became the runner-up of the tournament and earned 364,000 USD. The player got into the prizes of PokerGO Cup tournaments five times and became the best player of the series without winning a single title. Katz was only 6 points ahead of Anthony Hu.