Ever wondered what it's like being a full-time poker player with millions of dollars in the bank account? Well, if you ever happen to run into Isaac Haxton, you better not ask him.
Earlier today Haxton, a member of Team PokerStars Online, uploaded a blog on the subject in question to pokerstarsblog. It's some great reading (and an interesting video from last fall where Haxton talks about his move[...] Read more » The One Question Isaac Haxton Wants to Avoid...
Joined: May '13
Age: 25 (M)
Wow very nice video and very nice interview, a definite should read article, I would classify some of my friends in those categories, if i ever played poker professionally and told them. If I did not know poker I think i would be the 1. The wide-eyed awe guy haha.
Joined: Dec '12
Age: 40 (M)
Very interesting interview, very interesting video. I met almost all these type of guys in my life, asking all these questions.
In the begining it was difficult for me, because my parents were scaring of that I am playing poker. But I had the advantage that I worked in the online poker industry, in several international poker companies where I got trained. So, I explained them everything and they began to support me.
Last month I won some money from Full Tilt and I gave it to my parents as a present, and they were very happy making a holiday.
I must say it is easier to play poker when you have $900 000 monthly salary. I am talking about the Full TiltPoker PRO monthly salaray of Phil Ivey.
So we, the ordinary poker players have to work and then playing poker. Am I right?
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 57 (M)
I would suspect that Mr. Haxton moved to Malta for the purposes of dodging taxes.,...but then again, if I were an American citizen living in the U.S. I TOO might consider moving somewhere where the Government isn't going to relieve you of half your income...
Sure, everybody has to pay their fair share,...but down there, they want to get their claws into as much as they can...!
...besides,...Malta would be a beautiful place to live.
My uncle was born there previous to WWII. His brother has a British car,...a Humber I think it is, that he bought in the mid 1950s and the thing is still in A1 original condition.... A MIRACLE for a British car...
so if i got this one right annoying people being annoying anytime they ask about what do you do for a living? and they somehow have annoying follow up questions and annoying commentaries after that? omg, this is never happens to anybody except professional poker players and skateboarders amiright? please someby f*ckin bitchslap this smug a**hole right now
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 49 (M)
Well I did find this news article to be wonderful. I truly understood his points. I lived through it for 18 months back in 2008 & 2009. My mother was the worst of all and she still is to be honest. She still thinks I must be in the mob or something. I think right now she believes I am a drug dealer. be cool
Posted by bowie1984: so if i got this one right annoying people being annoying anytime they ask about what do you do for a living? and they somehow have annoying follow up questions and annoying commentaries after that? omg, this is never happens to anybody except professional poker players and skateboarders amiright? please someby f*ckin bitchslap this smug a**hole right now
Exactly! I just now watched the video, and I thought the article was bad, the video is so much worse. I really believed I was watching a mockumentary for the first 15 minutes, because I really could not believe him being so full of himself...
If it turns out to be fake, it's pretty good... Fooled me, anyway...
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 35 (M)
is impressive but it is also true for all players d Epoker profecionales happens the same, always ask them and answer them in amazement. so when you ask me I warn them and tell them I do not want nor admired faces serious lol