Isaac Haxton may have only scored one cash at the 2023 PokerGO Cup, but he sure made it count. Haxton won the final event of the series, Event #8: $50,000 NL Hold’em, to take home a first-place payday of $598,000. It was the largest single prize of this edition of the PokerGO Cup.

Haxton entered the second and final day of play with the chip lead. Only four players remained from the field of 26 entries, and Haxton had to battle with Cary Katz, Sean Winter, and Daniel Colpoys. He made his way through that final group without muhc of a scare to become the winner. In the end, Haxton defeated Katz in heads-up play.

2023 PokerGO Cup Event #8 Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Isaac Haxton United States $598,000
2nd Cary Katz United States $364,000
3rd Sean Winter United States $208,000
4th Daniel Colpoys United States $130,000

Daniel Colpoys was the first player to bust. He lost a big chunk of his chips when Sean Winter’s king-queen of hearts took down his ace-queen. The money went in preflop and Winter flopped a flush to win it. Then, Colpoys saw his pocket nines go down to Isaac Haxton’s ace-five of spades in another preflop battle, and this time it was for all of Colpoys remaining chips.

Three-handed play lasted quite some time before the next player busted, and that was Winter. He wagered all but 5,000 of his chips (240,000) with king-seven and Haxton looked him up with ace-nine. Winter held on to his last 5,000 as they checked down the board. Haxton finished with a straight and won the pot to leave Winter on the brink. Winter was eliminated on the next hand. =

Winter’s elimination meant heads-up play was between Haxton and Katz. It also meant that Anthony Hu, the frontrunner atop the PokerGO Cup leaderboard entering the final event, could no longer win the series championship. Katz had locked it up by making it to heads-up play against Haxton.

During the 2023 PokerGO Cup, Katz cashed five times in eight events.

Katz wouldn’t be able to win the final event, though. Haxton proved too tough on this day. The heads-up battle was a lengthy one, but ultimately Haxton got the best of Katz to win it all. On the final hand, Haxton shoved with jack-four of diamonds and Katz called off his shorter stack with king-seven. Haxton flopped a jack and finished with two pair to win it all.

2023 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Wins Cashes Winnings Points
1st Cary Katz 0 5 $655,800 460
2nd Anthony Hu 1 3 $454,200 454
3rd Alex Foxen 1 2 $470,040 393
4th Isaac Haxton 0 1 $598,000 359
5th Sean Winter 1 2 $424,000 341
6th Punnat Punsri 1 2 $459,400 335
7th Aram Zobian 1 2 $291,500 292
8th Ed Sebesta 1 2 $258,000 258
9th Orpen Kisacikoglu 0 2 $399,460 212
10th Erik Seidel 0 2 $223,200 223

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