Isaac Haxton (born September 21, 1985) is an American professional poker player known for his accomplishments in high-roller poker tournaments and high-stakes online cash games.
Haxton was born in suburban New York City and raised in Westchester. His mother is a psychiatrist and his father is an English professor who introduced Isaac to games of skill at an early age. He played chess at the age of four and Magic: The Gathering by the age of ten.
After high school Haxton attended Brown University as a computer science major, but later spent more time playing poker than studying.
After turning 18, Haxton transitioned from competitive Magic: The Gathering to playing poker at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York starting at $3/$6 limit before slowly moving up in stakes. He transitioned to online poker with a $50 deposit on Ultimate Bet.
In 2007, he cashed in his first tournament at the WPT Championship Event finishing runner-up to Ryan Daut for $861,789.
As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $9,400,000 of which $1,768,549 have come from cashes at the WSOP.
Haxton is considered one of the top online cash game specialists and plays under the aliases, Ike Haxton, luvtheWNBA, and philivey2694 where he has earned over $2,000,000. Although successful in tournament play, he prefers online cash games and considers it his specialty.
Haxton is currently married to his wife Zoe and has a book written by his father based on his life called, "Fading Hearts on the River: My Son’s Life in Poker".