Isaac Haxton


Isaac began playing poker (semi-)professionally in 2004 while studying at Brown University. He quickly found success in online limit hold’em games and made a name for himself on the Two Plus Two forums as an insightful strategy poster. He first rose to prominence in the larger poker community in 2007 when he finished 2nd in the PokerStars Carribean Adventure, only his second major live tournament, for over $850k. In 2008 Isaac graduated Brown with a degree in philosophy and moved to Las Vegas, where he currently resides.

Since then, Isaac has had continued success in live tournaments, amassing a career $2.8mm in cashes. He has made numerous appearances in televised poker, as a player on the PokerStars Big Game and the Party Poker Big Game and as a commentator on the Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge and the Party Poker Premier League. Isaac has also had noteworthy success in online cash games. He is considered one of the best heads up no limit players in the world and has won millions on Stars and Full Tilt, where he plays as philivey2694 and luvthewnba, respectively. He has produced instructional videos for PokerSavvyPlus, written strategy articles for Card Player, and offers private coaching.

Isaac looks forward to using his unique perspective as an unaffiliated player who competes at the highest level to help Subject: Poker accomplish its mission of bringing unbiased, fact-focused journalism to the poker world.

US Players Get Rakeback on FTP

May 20, 2011 - 1:26 PM EDT
US Players Get Rakeback on FTP

US players are reporting on the Two Plus Two Forums that they are receiving their delayed rakeback payments from Full Tilt Poker. It appears that most if not all Americans have received their final rakeback payments from Full Tilt, which had gone unpaid since the government indicted owners of FTP and two other sites on April 15th. This, along with payments for their “Take 2” and “Leaderboard” promotions, some conversions of tournament tickets to cash, and some refunds of bounced checks and other unsuccessful cash outs, provides some evidence that FTP is making progress toward a full accounting of what they owe each American customer. Full Tilt Poker has not allowed US players to withdraw since Black Friday, nor have they provided a timeline for doing so. They have made...

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