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First WSOP Bracelet Win in 16 Years: Isaac Haxton Finally Claims Victory in His Poker Career

First WSOP Bracelet Win in 16 Years: Isaac Haxton Finally Claims Victory in His Poker Career

Isaac Haxton, a prominent figure in the [poker world], secured his sixth win of the year, including his first [WSOP] bracelet in the $25,000 8-Handed High Roller event. He walked away with a whopping $1.7 million, marking 2023 as a breakout year for the accomplished player.

Haxton’s Journey to Victory

Before the 2023 WSOP, Haxton had already accumulated almost $30 million in lifetime tournament earnings, but he had yet to achieve a signature win. Despite numerous final table appearances, Haxton had failed to shake the label of “best player never to win the big one.”

Haxton had come close to winning iconic poker events before. In 2007, at just 21 years old, he was the runner-up to Ryan Daut in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which was a staple on the World Poker Tour at the time. Two years later, Haxton was again the runner-up, this time to Vitaly Lunkin in the WSOP’s 40th Anniversary $40,000 buy-in event, earning over $1.1 million in prize money.

However, 2023 has been a year of absolute triumph for Haxton, who had already won five events, including a pair of $1 million cashes in high rollers at the PCA. He finally shook off the label of “best without WSOP bracelet” by winning his first WSOP bracelet in the $25,000 8-Handed High Roller (Event #16), earning just shy of $1.7 million.

Haxton’s Appreciation for the Win

Haxton appeared to have a heightened level of appreciation for this win, which others had not previously evoked. He said, “It hadn’t occurred to me to think about it that way… But I suppose it’s got to be up there. It’s a pretty big one – winning a 300 [plus]-player $25K is pretty good.”

Haxton’s long-time friend and fellow hyper-successful tournament poker player, Justin Bonomo, supported him throughout the final table. On National Best Friends Day in the United States, Haxton expressed gratitude for the role they have played in each other’s ascent in the [poker] world.

The Future for Haxton

With this WSOP bracelet win, Haxton surpassed Sam Greenwood to claim the top spot for the most real money casino won in tournaments so far in 2023, with $7,614,857.

Haxton’s ascension up the poker ranks in 2023 has him just outside the top 10 in all-time tournament results. Bonomo currently holds the all-time top spot with north of $60 million in results, and they regularly cross paths in some of the biggest tournament buy-ins on the calendar. With the WSOP’s $50K event kicking off on Friday and the $100K on the horizon, there is even more opportunity for a chase to commence.

However, Haxton has stated that he does not think about the all-time money list at all. “It just feels good to still be around and still able to win the toughest tournaments. I like playing cards and making money.”


Isaac Haxton has had an incredible year in poker, culminating in his first WSOP bracelet win. With his impressive track record, including nearly $30 million in lifetime tournament earnings, he has cemented himself as one of the greatest players in the game. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for Haxton as he continues to compete in some of the biggest events on the poker calendar.

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