Isaac Haxton won another expensive tournament, adding to his fourth title since the start of the year. This time, he won a $25,000 buy-in tournament at the US Poker Open that featured some of poker’s best players. The prize pool is $1,350,000.
There were 54 registered participants in the tournament, with poker pros including Dan Smith, Alex Foxen, Phil Helmuth and Daniel Negreanu sitting at the tables. Despite the small space, the event took place over two days.
Back at the final table, Isaac was second in chips but quickly built up his stack and beat Joey Weisman 7-1 in heads-up play. In the final hand, his opponent had a flush: Joey opened, but Haxton showed and took another cup.
The first-place payout was $432,000, and the Champions Cup is the fourth trophy of the year:
- $50,000 PokerGO Cup – $598,000 prize pool .
- $100,000 PCA Super High Roller – $1,082,530 prize pool .
- $100,000 PCA NLH 7-max – $1,555,630 prize pool .
- $25,000 US Poker Open – $432,000 in prizes .
In addition to first place, Isaac holds the lead in the live final table with 10 events, and the total prize pool for the first three months of 2023 is more than $5,100,000. This has allowed Haxton to improve his position on the all-time most lucrative player list – the American poker pro now ranks 15th among the highest-paid players of all time with a total prize pool of $35,049,216.
Isaac had no intention of stopping and jumped at the chance to fill his trophy shelf with more mugs. This year there will also be two Legends Poker Series, WSOP and WSOP Europe, as well as several stops on the PokerGO Circuit.