PokerCast - Poker Radio for Advanced Listeners
Episode #337 - October 22nd, 2014
Pokercast Episode 337: Isaac Haxton and Norman Chad
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast, Adam and Terrence are joined by Pokerstars Team Online member Issac Haxton. Ike tells us what a typical poker playing day is, his view on some of the drugs that some poker players are taking to help with concentration and he answers some vague speculation that Daniel Cates made against him. Ike then breaks down all streets of a big hand he played online against Doug Polk and Wilhasha and lastly he plays stripper trivia with Adam and Terrence. ESPN's Norman Chad also drops by to talk about the WSOP coverage so far this year, as well as his thoughts on poker television in general. Norman has been telling the world on the coverage all the crazy things he's going to do if Mark Newhouse makes the November 9 again, but reveals to us the one he is actually prepared to do. He is also happy to play stripper trivia with the guys. In the first segment, Adam and Terrence discuss this week's WSOP coverage, including a couple of the hands and Dan Smith's calling of the clock. The guys also wrap up the recently completed WSOP APAC and comment on FTP dropping Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom. Last but not least, the password for the October 26th Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast Listeners is given out.
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Isaac Haxton is a professional poker player from Syracuse, NY. Isaac was introduced to poker by his Magic: The Gathering friends and began playing at age 18 at the Turning Stone. Before pursuing poker fulltime, Haxton completed two years of a computer science degree at Brown.
Despite his decision to put his education on hold, Haxton’s parents have been very supportive of his poker career. Any skepticism they may have had was no doubt cast aside once his checks for online winnings began to roll in.
Haxton’s first live tournament breakthrough came in 2007 when he finished second to Ryan Daut in the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. In a few short years, Haxton would go on to cash in 3 WPT events and 13 WSOP events, including a second place finish in the 2009 $40,000 NLHE WSOP 40th Anniversary event. According to Hendon Mob, Haxton’s live earnings exceed $2.8 million.
Norman Chad is an American sportswriter and television commentator for ESPN. Since 2003, Chad has appeared on most of ESPN's poker broadcasts, including the World Series of Poker and The United States Poker Championship, among other events. Since becoming ESPN's poker analyst Chad has also participated in 22 World Series of Poker events himself. In both 2009 and 2011 he finished in the money of the $1,500 Stud 8 or better event. At the 2012 World Series of Poker, Chad made the final table of the $2,500 1/2 Omaha 8 1/2 Stud 8 event where he finished in sixth place for $36,093.