Isaac haxton triumphs again: Secures second super high roller bowl title and $2.76 million prize

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By luckyspinpalace

Isaac Haxton has solidified his legacy in the poker world by securing his second Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) title, defeating his heads-up opponent Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger for a whopping $2,760,000. This win is only second to his 2018 SHRB victory which saw him take home $3.7 million.

The esteemed poker tournament, held at PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas with a $300,000 buy-in, attracted 20 participants and built up a hefty prize pool of $6 million. The final day saw six players return to the table with four places paid, and Haxton holding a commanding chip lead.

Stephen Chidwick, recent Poker Masters Series champion, secured the third place with $960,000 while Jason Koon came fourth for $600,000. After these results were decided, Haxton and Lichtenberger engaged in an intense heads-up battle which ended in Haxton’s favor.

Haxton expressed his joy at winning what he considers one of his favorite tournaments. He commended the tough competition but was pleased with how well he played and managed to maintain a steady run throughout the tournament.

However, there were some brutal exits during the tournament such as defending SHRB champion Daniel Negreanu on Day 2 and two-time bracelet winner Chris Brewer who had a rough exit after inducing a four-bet jam from Lichtenberger. Despite these challenges, Brewer received praises on social media for his final table play and superb fold against Koon’s full house.

The final stages of the tournament saw Lichtenberger and Haxton engage in an intense face-off that lasted several hours. Haxton slowly chipped away at his opponent but almost lost control after an unsuccessful triple barrel bluff. However, he regained control after successfully check-jamming with a flopped flush draw leaving Lichtenberger with next to nothing before the final hand.

With this victory, Haxton joins the ranks of two-time SHRB champions like Justin Bonomo and Timothy Adams. This year has been a remarkable one for Haxton in the world of live poker with seven high-roller victories, five seven-figure scores, and his first bracelet win. He also moved up to second on the Poker Global Tour (PGT) leaderboard behind 2023 WSOP Main Event champion Daniel Weinman.