Isaac Haxton Finishes 2018 In Style With SHR Bowl V Title
Poker pro Isaac Haxton is well known on the poker circuit for playing high stakes poker and winning big sums of money.
Prior to entering the Super High Roller Bowl, Haxton had over $19 million in career prize money and was ranked in the top 20 All Time Money List.
Haxton has had a great 2018 as he made the final table for a number of popular poker events and accumulated numerous 6 figure payouts.
However he saved the best for the end of the year and finished in style by winning the popular Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) and taking home a whopping $3.6 million in prize money bringing his total earnings to more than $23.6 million. This win was also his best live cashout till date.
The New York poker pro said that this win was clearly the biggest accomplishment in his career but did not feel that it would change anything with regards to his legacy or how he would play going forward. Haxton said he did not want to fall into the trap of attaching too much significance to a single event and attributed his win to the fact that on this night he was the luckiest guy at the table.
Haxton Went Through A Tough Playing Field
While Haxton played down his victory and attributed it to the luck factor, one also has to take into consideration his skill and strategy in beating a field of 36 players which consisted of some of the best poker players in the world. The SHRB is one of the most prestigious high stakes poker tournaments in the world and this edition attracted the likes of Igor Kurganov, Adrian Mateos, Talal Shakerchi, Ali Imsirovic and Stephen Chidwick.
All these players had a good run at the SHRB and the last four left at the table were Chidwick, Haxton, Shakerchi and Alex Foxen. Shakerchi was eliminated in fourth place and took home $1,188,000 while fellow Brit Chidwick finished in third place and received $1,512,000.
The final battle was between the two Americans Haxton and Foxen. Things went well for Haxton as he kept extending his chip leading before taking down Foxen in the end. Foxen took home a cool $2,160,000 for his efforts.
Apart from his $3.6 million cheque, Haxton also received the special Super High Roller Bowl ring and rose up in the All Time Money list rankings to take the 13th spot.