Isaac Haxton Recruited by PartypokerJanuary 23, 2018 1:13 pm
After falling out with his previous sponsor in a spectacular fashion, Isaac Haxton, a former member of Team PokerStars Pro, has now been snapped up by rival brand partypoker. The high stakes pro left PokerStars back in January of 2016 after accusing it of acting unethically over the last-minute changes it made to its Supernova and Supernova Elite benefits.
Haxton says that he now looks forward to working with a company that has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last year, and which he says represents the future of both the online and the live game. Elaborating further, the 32 year-old US pro stated:
“From expanding their online cash game and tournament offerings, to improving their software, and most of all rolling out their ambitious and innovative live events program, their commitment to growing the game and providing a great product for their players has been clear.”
In addition to being a prolific online cash game player, Haxton has also amassed $15,879,226 playing live tournaments, ranking him at number 15 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’. Counted amongst his many accolades throughout his decade long career are over 30 six-figure cashes, and 2 seven-figure scores, including in 2013 finishing the HK$ 1 million GuangDong Asia Millions Main Event in 5th for HK$ 10,200,000 ($1,313,879), and in 2014 recording a runner-up finish at the A$$250,000 Aussie Millions Challenge for A$2,820,000 ($2,525,841).
Haxton will now have plenty of opportunities to represent his new sponsor at various live tournaments around the world as the partypoker LIVE series has become one of the most popular tours on the circuit since its inception just over a year ago. One event the pro can subsequently look forward to playing includes the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona, which is expected to kick-off on 11th April.
For its part, partypoker seems equally as excited to have one of the world’s best live tournament players representing them at various events across the globe, and as partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters explains:
“We are delighted that Isaac is joining us at partypoker. Isaac’s profile and experience makes him a perfect ambassador for the company. Over the years he has also demonstrated a real commitment to principles and will play a key role in helping us meet and exceed player expectations.”