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The 2023 PGT season has concluded, and Isaac Haxton is the 2023 PGT Player of the Year. Haxton finished the season with 2,847 PGT points, including four wins, 14 cashes, and $7,243,295 in PGT earnings. Haxton being crowned the 2023 PGT Player of the Year earns him the $50,000 PGT Player of the Year bonus and the PGT Player of the Year Gold Plate, which will be presented at the 5th Annual Global Poker Awards on February 24, 2024.

Haxton had an incredible season on the PGT, putting in even more impressive results in non-PGT events worldwide. Haxton won $16,961,907 in 2023, including victories at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January and the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo in May. Haxton now sits eighth on the All-Time Money List, according to The Hendon Mob, with more than $47 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

Following a season where Haxton earned only one victory on the PGT in 2022, he began the 2023 PGT season by winning the PokerGO Cup finale for $598,000 after defeating Cary Katz heads-up at a final table that also included Sean Winter and Daniel Colpoys. Haxton returned to the PokerGO Studio for the inaugural PGT PLO Series, where he cashed once, but following that, Haxton would earn his second victory of the PGT season by winning a $25,000 buy-in at the U.S. Poker Open for $432,000. Haxton emerged victorious at a stacked final table that included Phil Hellmuth, Chris Brewer, Bill Klein, Dan Smith, and Alex Foxen.

The one title that alluded Haxton was a WSOP bracelet, but that all changed early at the 2023 World Series of Poker. Haxton topped the 301-entrant field in Event #16: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller to claim the $1,698,215 first-place prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Other PGT regulars at the final table included Darren Elias, Lewis Spencer, Frank Funaro, and Brian Rast. Haxton added two additional WSOP cashes before returning to the PokerGO Studio in September. Haxton final tabled a Poker Masters event, and less than a week later, he would win Super High Roller Bowl VIII for $2,760,000. When Haxton defeated Andrew Lichtenberger heads-up, it would signify Haxton joining Justin Bonomo and Timothy Adams as winners of multiple Super High Roller Bowl events.

The newest event on the PGT would be held a few weeks later with the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl: Pot-Limit Omaha. Haxton made a run at back-to-back Super High Roller Bowl titles, but fell short in second place to Jared Bleznick. Haxton made the trek to the inaugural WSOP Paradise, where he collected three top ten finishes in PGT events before he played PGT Last Chance and added a few more PGT points to cap off his PGT season with 2,847 PGT points, four wins, 14 cashes, and more than $7.2 million in earnings.

Isaac Haxton's 2023 PGT Results

Date Event Place Winnings PGT Points
1/19/23 PokerGO Cup Event #8: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em 1st $598,000 359
3/17/23 PGT PLO Series Event #7: $15,000 PLO Bounty 6th $68,400 68
3/31/23 U.S. Poker Open Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 1st $432,000 259
6/6/23 WSOP Event #16: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 1st $1,698,215 750
6/25/23 WSOP Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller 11th $126,938 76
6/30/23 WSOP Event #71: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller 7th $329,142 197
9/22/23 Poker Masters Event #8: $25,200 No-Limit Hold'em 7th $62,500 38
9/28/23 Super High Roller Bowl VIII 1st $2,760,000 550
10/16/23 Super High Roller Bowl: Pot-Limit Omaha 2nd $836,000 251
11/28/23 ARIA High Roller Event #17: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 4th $25,000 25
12/7/23 WSOP Paradise Event #5: $25,000 PLO High Roller 9th $83,100 50
12/13/23 WSOP Paradise Event #13: $10,000 PLO Championship 7th $39,100 39
1/2/24 PGT Last Chance #1: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 7th $45,500 46
1/4/24 PGT Last Chance #3: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 2nd $139,400 139
1/9/24 PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll 8th $0 0
      $7,243,295 2,847 PGT Points

2023 PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes PGT Earnings
1st Isaac Haxton 2,847 4 14 $7,243,295
2nd Chris Brewer 2,490 2 24 $7,411,126
3rd Stephen Chidwick 2,402 2 18 $3,935,653
4th Daniel Weinman 2,300 1 2 $12,180,000
5th Alex Foxen 2,103 1 23 $2,753,924
6th Ren Lin 1,987 1 23 $2,934,340
7th Sam Soverel 1,954 2 25 $2,280,987
8th Nick Schulman 1,709 3 22 $2,530,419
9th Steven Jones 1,700 0 1 $6,500,000
10th Jeremy Ausmus 1,695 0 20 $2,437,553

Haxton's incredible year on the PGT was matched with a career-best year from Chris Brewer. Brewer finished with 2,490 PGT points, which included two WSOP bracelets, 24 PGT cashes, and more than $7.4 million in earnings. Defending PGT Player of the Year, Stephen Chidwick, finished third on the 2023 PGT leaderboard with 2,402 PGT points, two wins, 18 PGT cashes, and more than $3.9 million in earnings.

The 2024 PGT season begins on January 11, 2024, and returning for the 2024 PGT season is the PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll and $50,000 bonus for the 2024 PGT Player of the Year. The PGT Championship is open to the Top 40 eligible players on the PGT leaderboard at the season's end, with eligibility being three PGT cashes during the current season. 

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