If you follow @PSTeamOnline on Twitter, and you guessed that “philivey2694” would be the newest member of Team PokerStars Online (we hope you didn’t forget the hashtag #GuessTeamOnline), then get ready to cash in.
On Thursday, PokerStars announced that Isaac Haxton is the newest member of Team PokerStars Online. Haxton joins the likes of fellow Team Online members Shane “shaniac” Schleger, Randy “nanonoko” Lew, Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome, Mickey “mement_mori” Peterson and more, citing that he believes in what the world’s most popular poker site represents.
“I’m excited for the new opportunities this partnership brings,” Haxton said of the deal. “I’m not just playing for myself now – I’m representing a team and a brand. That brings new opportunities and new responsibilities.”
In 2007, Haxton recorded his first career live score at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, finishing runner-up to Ryan Daut in the $10,000 Main Event and earning $861,789. At the 2012 PCA, Haxton reached the final table of the $25,000 High Roller, finishing third and pocketing $380,730.
Haxton has 23 cashes at the World Series of Poker, including his largest career score; a second-place finish in the $40,000 40th Anniversary event for $1,168,565.
“I want to make Supernova Elite in 2012 playing mostly heads-up sit-and-gos,” Haxton added. “I also want to learn Pot Limit Omaha and play some heads-up No Limit Hold’em cash matches.”
Prior to signing with Team Online, Haxton was the challenger in three heads-up no-limit hold’em cash matches, battling Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. Haxton defeated Blom in their first two meetings by a combined $46,800, but Blom won the $1 Million Challenge, taking $500,000 off of Haxton.
Haxton will drop the handle “philivey2694” and now be known simply as “Ike Haxton.”
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