Isaac Haxton Maintains Hot Start Through 2023

Isaac Haxton had a sizzling start to the year 2023. Haxton has already amassed $2,189,380 in live tournament profits before the month of January has even concluded.

Haxton started his 2023 poker season with a $598,000 win in the PokerGO Cup’s final event. Afterwards, he boarded a plane bound for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in the Bahamas. There, Haxton participated in and won the $100,000 Super High Roller for $1,082,230. After winning $17,600 in the PCA Main Event, he won $491,550 in the $25,000 NL Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed event.

Isaac Haxton’s Early 2023 Performance

PokerGO Cup Event #8: $50,000 NL Hold’em1st$598,000
PCA $100,000 Super High Roller1st$1,082,230
PCA $10,300 Main Event124th$17,600
PCA $25,000 NL Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed3rd$491,550

Haxton’s sole cash at the 2023 PokerGO Cup occurred in the last event, Event #8: $50,000 NL Hold’em, if you remember watching the series. He joined the series late, but he made his presence felt. Haxton grabbed the chip lead into the last day of the final tournament and rode it to a $598,000 triumph. The victory provided Haxton with 359 points on the PGT standings. Haxton was currently ranked fourth on the 2023 PGT standings.

Haxton was one of the forty participants in the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller that generated a prize pool of $4,753,980. With six players left, Haxton entered the final day of the competition in fifth position. He manipulated his way into a three-handed game with Seth Davies and Adrian Mateos before the three players reached an agreement. Haxton defeated Mateos in third place and Davies in second place to win the championship after the agreement.

Haxton earned a cash prize of $17,600 in the PCA $10,300 Main Event. Among the 889 participants, he finished 124th.

When Haxton placed third in the PCA $25,000 NL Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed event, he added almost a half million dollars to his bankroll. Again, Haxton reached three-handed play prior to a settlement being reached. Haxton then finished third and was given $491,550.

The best beginning to a year for Haxton?
Is this Haxton’s finest start to a year in his professional history? According to, let’s have a look at the figures.

Career January Outcomes for Isaac Haxton

YearMoney Won

Even though Haxton has had many outstanding starts in recent years, he has never won this much money thus early in the year. According to Haxton’s statistics, his prior best January was in 2007. Haxton finished second to Ryan Daut in the outdoor final table of the PCA Main Event, earning $861,780.

In January of 2016, Haxton won $817,440, which was coincidentally the outcome of very impressive PCA findings. Sixth in the $100,000 Super High Roller for $360,060, fourth in the $50,000 High Roller for $380,200, and then the winner of the $2,200 6-Handed NL Hold’em for $77,180.

Having earned $2,189,380 in January, which is $510,151 more than his previous two greatest Januarys combined, it is reasonable to conclude that this is Haxton’s finest start to a year.

What to Anticipate From Haxton Regarding the PGT
If we extrapolate from Haxton’s performance in the PokerGO Cup, we won’t see him in too many sub-$25,000 PGT events throughout the 2023 season. However, there are other tournaments with buy-ins of $25,000 or more on the PGT calendar.

March 18 is the day of the PGT PLO Series $25,000 PLO Championship, which is imminent. As he has played some pot-limit Omaha in his career, Haxton’s participation in this tournament would not be too unusual.

In a few years, the 2023 U.S. Poker Open will take place toward the end of March and into April. The calendar concludes with two $25,000 tournaments and a $50,000 championship. Then we should anticipate Haxton at the next edition of the Super High Roller Bowl, which he won in 2018 for a live event career-high score of $3,672,000.

Playing a lower volume schedule will make it more difficult for Haxton to finish in the top 40 of the PGT leaderboard and qualify for the $1,000,000 PGT Championship freeroll at the end of the season, but there are enough high buy-in PGT-qualifying events throughout the year for Haxton to accumulate enough points from a selective schedule.


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