The team at Party Poker are always on the look out for professional poker players to join their rankings. And it seems as though they could have just caught their biggest fish in the pond so far.
According to a press release from the company, Isaac Haxton is the latest professional to become a part of the ambassador team at Party Poker!
Commenting on the move, Haxton said:
I am very excited to be joining the Party Poker team
before going on to state how impressed he has been with the company’s growth over the preceding year.
The American professional has now been added to the roster alongside another recent signing in Jason Koon. The team now consists of professional poker players such as Kristen Bicknell, Patrick Leonard, Fedor Holz and Dzmitry Urbanovich.
Haxton is already well-known amongst poker players and fans alike. His face has been seen around the world’s highest stake tournaments for the past years. Looking at things even further, Haxton is one of the most accomplished poker players in recent years in many variations of the game.
Haxton’s Accomplishments Build Up
Speaking of his live tournament outcomes, Haxton has managed to build up wins of almost $16 million (£11,450,400). This places him 21st on what is known as the all-time money list. Further to this, he has raked in above $3 million (£2,150,000) when it comes to high stakes online games. When you combine these figures, it puts Haxton near the top of poker players who have seen the most profit in the world over the past decade.
The move for Haxton is a little bit of a coup for Party Poker as well, considering he has had quite the backstory of supporting PokerStars. In fact, for many years, he was one of the focal points of the company and no doubt helped to represent it in a strong way. However, a rift between Poker Stars and Haxton could not be resolved amicably, leading to a split at the start of 2016. At the time, Poker Stars cut back on high-volume player benefits in a big way. This led Haxton to state that it was his opinion that Poker Stars were not behaving ethically.
Since that time, the professional player has been wandering around as somewhat of a free agent. However, he has now become an avid supporter and member of the Party Poker site – one of the largest rival companies to Poker Stars. It’s a huge leap forward for Party Poker, who has had it in mind to knock Poker Stars from its top spot. Haxton went on to state that he’s very proud to support Party Poker – a company which he believes “is going to be the future of poker, online and live”.