$40K No Limit

Raymer, Haxton to hit ESPN tonight

It sort of feels like we just left the Amazon Room. We can still smell the burgers from the Poker Kitchen, see the thousands of players, and hear the countless bad beat stories. It feels like yesterday (instead of a couple of weeks ago).Well, now it's time to go back.If you live somewhere you can pi...more

by Brad Willis on July 28, 2009 1:12 PM

WSOP Event #2: PokerStars' Isaac Haxton runner-up for $1.1million

It was a classic heads-up battle. After busting Greg Raymer in third place, PokerStars player Isaac Haxton went head-to-head with Russia's Vitaly Lunkin with a 2:1 chip advantage. It sounds a lot, but these things change quickly. And that's exactly what happened - quite a number of times as the lead...more

by Simon Young on June 1, 2009 5:05 AM

WSOP Event #2: Haxton uses "One Time Chip" to stay alive

We've seen it used in Europe, South America, and now here for the first time at the WSOP in Las Vegas - yes, the PokerStars Blog One Time Chip has made an appearance and done its work for PokerStars player Isaac Haxton, who used it to double up and stay alive during heads-up of the $40,000 no limit....more

by Simon Young on June 1, 2009 3:40 AM

WSOP Event #2: Haxton busts Raymer for heads-up chip lead

We're heads-up, and PokerStars player Isaac Haxton has more than a 2:1 chip lead after busting first Daniel Stern and then Greg Raymer in the biggest pot of the tournament so far.Stern went in fourth place for a $548,315 payout after getting on the wrong end of Haxton in two successive hands. First ...more

by Simon Young on June 1, 2009 1:21 AM

WSOP Event #2: Raymer multi-tables during boxing bout

The $40,000 event is turning into a heavyweight boxing match with all four fighters slugging it out in the ring until the last man is left standing. First Daniel Stern found himself on the ropes, then PokerStars player Isaac Haxton, but no-one has suffered that knockout blow... yetWhile three came b...more

by Simon Young on June 1, 2009 12:15 AM

WSOP Event #2: Isaac Haxton retakes chip lead, four left

PokerStars player Isaac Haxton, the young New Yorker, has retaken the chip lead after busting Justin Bonomo in fifth place. We're now down to four-handed, with both Haxton and Team PokerStars Pro Greg Raymer fighting with Vitaly Lunkin and Daniel Stern for the bracelet - and nearly $1.9 million.Haxt...more

by Simon Young on May 31, 2009 10:05 PM

WSOP Event #2: Veldhuis out, Raymer clear leader

Team PokerStars Holland Pro Lex Veldhuis has been busted by Greg Raymer, but at least he has the consolation of a $277,940 - and the comforting shoulder of Evelyn Ng. While Lex sloped off after his thrilling run at the $40,000 no limit title, Raymer has shot into the clear chip lead with near 8 mill...more

by Simon Young on May 31, 2009 9:05 PM

WSOP Event #2: Haxton and Raymer trade chip lead

We've lost Ted Forrest and Noah Schwartz already (Forrest out to Schwartz who then busted himself against Justin Bonomo), but the big news is Team PokerStars Pro Greg Raymer, a huge crowd favourite, has taken the chip lead from Isaac Haxton after a monster all-in pot.Raymer had just lost a big pot w...more

by Simon Young on May 31, 2009 7:06 PM

WSOP Event #2: $40,000 final table under way

Under the lights of a sparkling television set, our nine final table players chat nervously together as they are introduced to a packed crowd filling every available space to catch the first major final of this year's WSOP. The finalists have carved through a 201-player field to get here, and each a...more

by Simon Young on May 31, 2009 5:56 PM

WSOP Event #2: Team PokerStars Pros Greg Raymer and Lex Veldhuis make $40K f

The final table bubble took a long time to burst - over an hour of play, plus one more for dinner as Tony G insisted on taking the break rather than play on. But while he came back with his stomach full, he left again with his wallet half empty - he was the man to bust, leaving nine others to come b...more

by Simon Young on May 31, 2009 12:26 AM
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