Many congratulations, a Super High Roller Bowl Ring and a rather nice cheque for $3,672,000 go to American Issac Haxton who outlasted a field of 36 to take home the biggest win of his career.
It also takes his live tournament winnings over the $23m mark and moves him up to 13th on the Hendon Mob all time money list from 20th, overtaking the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Jake Schindler and Brian Rast.
It was the first time the Super High Roller Bowl had taken place in December, normally being held in May and for the first time it didn’t reach its capacity attracting 36 entrants who paid the $300,000 fee free buy in.
The final table positions were as follows:
|1||Isaac Haxton||United States||$3,672,000|
|2||Alex Foxen||United States||$2,160,000|
|3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$1,512,000|
|4||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||$1,188,000|
|7||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$540,000|
Although Alex Foxen went into heads-up play with a small chip lead, Haxton had eliminated the previous 3 players and was on a roll.
The luck was certainly with him at times though, none more so than in the final hand as he was all in pre flop with KJ and was called by Foxen’s A* suited.
An Ace on the flop gave Foxen a good advantage, but the turn and the river both hit to give him 2 pair and the tournament.
“It’s easy, in the moment, to fall into putting too much significance into one tournament,” Haxton told Poker Central. “It’s a 36-player event, and I was the luckiest guy this time and won. I don’t think it changes anything about the player I am or my legacy, but damn does it feel good to win a tournament.”
I bet it will feel good to cash the cheque and look at his bank statement after as well… Many congratulations once again from all of us at LateReg!