The Professionals vs. Team PokerStars

Haxton Wins Rubber Match; Stars Wins the Challenge

Isaac Haxton - Winner!
Isaac Haxton - Winner!

The second match between Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton and Tom "durrrr" Dwan only took a total of 156 hands, and your winner is Haxton.

On the 63rd and final hand played on Table 2, Haxton raised to 100 on the button with the blinds at 25/50. Dwan three-bet jammed for 1,176, and Haxton immediately called.

Haxton: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Dwan: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Haxton had Dwan crushed, and held as the board rolled out {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. With the win, Haxton earns $50,000 from Dwan, and each member of Team PokerStars earns $10,000 in tournament buy-ins from Full Tilt Poker.

Despite the competition being over, Daniel Negreanu and Gus Hansen will still play at 20:00 GMT. Negreanu is already guaranteed $10,000 from FTP, but certainly wants to record a sweep for PokerStars and snatch $50,000 from the Great Dane.

Oznake: Daniel NegreanuGus HansenIsaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Dwan Takes Table 3; Evens Match

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton was all in and at risk for his last 396 over on Table 3. Tom "durrrr" Dwan called, and the cards were tabled.

Haxton: {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Dwan: {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop gave Dwan a leading pair of sevens, and he held as the turn and river came {8-Clubs}, {5-Spades} respectively.

The two are now even, with Haxton commanding a 3:1 chip lead on Table 2.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Play Continues to be Banter-less

Tom Dwan and Isaac Haxton are fully focused on the match, and the two haven't spoken much at all.

At one point, Dwan, who is eating what looks like an Asian dish, asked for a new water. The staff on hand quickly retrieved one for him, and he began sipping it immediately.

Haxton broke is his silence when he wanted to either text or change the song in his iPhone. He looked up to see whether or not it was OK for him to use his phone, and the staff said it was indeed allowed.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Dwan Takes 5:1 Lead on Table 3

Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton have just played a 5,000-chip pot on Table 3. Dwan raised to 78 on the button with the blinds at 15/30, Haxton three-bet to 277, and Dwan called.

The flop was {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, Haxton led for 355, and Dwan raised to 830. Haxton moved all in for effectively 2,186, and Dwan quickly called.

Dwan: {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Haxton: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The {3-Spades} on the turn was a brick, but the {q-Clubs} on the river gave Dwan a leading pair of queens, doubling him to 4,926.

Haxton was left with just 1,074.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Haxton Takes 1-0 Lead in Match

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton jumped out to a big lead on Tom "durrrr" Dwan over on Table 1, and now the match is over.

On the 23rd and final hand, Haxton min-raised on the button to 60. Dwan called, leaving 522 behind, and the flop was {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}. Dwan checked, Haxton fired 40, and Dwan check-raised to 145. Haxton called, and the turn brought the {4-Clubs}.

Dwan checked, Haxton bet 99, and Dwan called.

The {5-Spades} completed the board, and Dwan checked a third and final time. Haxton moved all in for effectively 278, and Dwan called. Haxton showed {8-Clubs}{4-Spades} for trip fours, and Dwan mucked his hand.

Haxton now as a 1-0 advantage.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Raising the Stakes?

According to our crack photographer Neil Stoddart, Tom Dwan asked Isaac Haxton if he wanted to add an extra $50,000 to their matchup. Haxton declined, citing that he didn't want to change the game in the 11th hour.

Whoever is running the Full Tilt Poker Twitter account was quick to jab the rival site:

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Haxton Takes Huge Lead on Table 1

Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton sits with over 80% of the chips in play on Table 1. Tom "durrrr" Dwan lost a massive pot on the 4th hand of the match, after raising to 54 on the button. Haxton three-bet to 200, Dwan called, and the flop was {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Haxton led out for 280, Dwan raised to 740, and Haxton moved all in for 3,074.

Dwan mucked.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Silence is Golden

Tom Dwan and Isaac Haxton
Tom Dwan and Isaac Haxton

Like in the first match, neither Isaac Haxton nor Tom Dwan are talking. Haxton is wearing headphones, grinding away with no mouse. Unlike Haxton, Dwan isn't afraid to take his eyes off of his laptop screen during the match, turning his attention to either his opponent or the large bowl of food sitting on his right.

There is a sizable crowd of spectators, but the room is generally as silent as the two players.

Oznake: Isaac HaxtonTom Dwan