PokerStars has today announced the arrival of Isaac ‘philivey2694’ Haxton as the most recent addition to Team Online. Haxton is a well respected member of the high-stakes online community, and is one of the most theoretically well rounded players in the world.
Commenting on the sponsorship deal, Haxton said: “I’m excited for the new opportunities this partnership brings. I’m not just playing for myself now – I’m representing a team and a brand. That brings new opportunities and new responsibilities.”
Haxton has had great success both online and offline, making a name for himself after finishing runner up in the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. To date, he has over $4 million in live tournament winnings.
It is, however, his success in the biggest no-limit cash games online where he has cemented himself as one of the most consistent and fearless players in the game—with many of his peers dubbing him the best no-limit player in the world. Indeed, Haxton defeated online sensation Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in two out of the three cash game ‘Superstar Showdowns’ in march of this year.
The addition of ‘Ike’ to PokerStars Team Online comes on the back of the announcement that high-stakes behemoths Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom and Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan will join the new Full Tilt as sponsored pros. It would appear PokerStars is doing everything it can to rekindle the excitement of having top stars playing the biggest games online across their flagship site and, of course, the newly owned Full Tilt Poker.
Below: Haxton making a name for himself with an aggressive bluff at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2007.