Isaac Haxton has triumphed in the Poker Masters Online PLO Series Main Event, winning $675,000 after defeating Grazvydas Kontautas heads-up.
The partypoker Ambassador topped a field of 29 players that included Viktor Blom, Sam Trickett, Joni Jouhkimainen, Andras Nemeth, Laszlo Bujtas, Pascal Lefrancois and purple jacket winner Eelis Parssinen.
Poker Masters Online PLO Series Main Event Results
Haxton failed to record a cash during the Poker Masters Online PLO Series festival before the Main Event, but made it count as he walked away with a six-figure payday.
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Final Day Recap
With five players left and only four places paid, Haxton held a commanding chip lead with 2.8 million at the start of the day, and soon increased that to over 3.6 million by the time the first break was reached.
When play resumed, Haxton didn’t let up. As Kontautas, Santos and Joentausta all battled it out at the bottom of the ladder, only Kruk managed to show any resistance. That was until Joentausta doubled through him to move into second place. However, second place was only 532,000 chips compared to the 4.2 million of Haxton.
Meanwhile, Santos had fallen to the bottom of the chip counts and was sent to the rail by Haxton, guaranteeing the remaining players $157,896.
Joentausta would double up through Haxton twice, with Kontautas getting one of his own to leave Kruk short. He would double once, before getting in kings against Haxton. However, the turn gave Haxton trips to eliminate Kruk.
Over the course of three-handed play, Kontautas battled back to overtake Haxton as the stacks levelled out between the players. Haxton even took a spell as the shortstack, but eventually after an hour of three-handed play there was a breakthrough.
Joentausta was sent to the rail in a hand that saw Haxton regain the chip lead, holding 3.6m in chips compared to heads-up opponent Grazvydas Kontautas.
Compared to three-handed play, heads-up play took a lot shorter. Eventually, both players flopped flush draws, and after Kontautas shoved the ace on the turn, Haxton called with top pair and the nut flush draw and rivered the flush to secure victory and the $675,000 payout.