HAXTON FINISHES SECOND

Isaac Haxton finished second only to Vitaly Lunkin in 2009. Haxton, who bypassed a computer science degree at Brown University to pursue poker, made his presence known to the world at the 2007 World Poker Tour PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure where he finished second to Ryan Daut for $861,789. He then found success online before finishing second to Vitaly Lunkin in Event #2 of the 2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker, the $40,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $1.168 million. While a prestigious title has eluded Haxton twice, he is largely regarded as one of the best young guns in the game.

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LUNKIN FAILS TO SURVIVES

Vitaly Lunkin was among the few players to not go through to the next round in the WSOPE event#2. Amongst the 49 players still remaining in the PLO Event #2 were likes of Barry Greenstein, Roberto Romanello, Vitaly Lunkin, Hoyt Corkins and many more known names. However, none of them managed to secure their seats for Day 3.

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LUNKIN DOMINATES

Vitaly Lunkin dominated on Day1A after holding off some tough competition at WSOP. Day 1A brought out over 1,000 entrants, and many have already fallen prey to the top contenders of the tournament. Dwyen Ringbauer is currently leading the chips, with 191,125 to his name.

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LUNKIN UNIQUE IN TOP 20 LIST

In the top 20 list of the WSOP money leaders from 2004-2009, Vitaly Lunkin stands alone as the only person to make it into the standings without a main-event final table result to his name. The two-time bracelet winner is there thanks in large part to his incredible 2009 WSOP.

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