Isaac Haxton video posted on PokerStars blog

haxtonBeing an aspiring poker player these days can be a lot of fun and rookies don’t have to go through the same challenges that prevented their predecessors from reaching their full potential. The online environment is full of comprehensive and instructive tutorials that can help them push their poker career into overdrive. As long as you have the desire to learn more and to hone your skills both on a theoretical and practical level, you have an excellent chance to succeed and to avoid debilitating losses.

Following poker professionals online is a habit for many beginners and Isaac Haxton is one of those who routinely post educational videos on his blog. His fans know where to look for when they are searching for the latest videos and this time they got to see their idol in an original documentary filmed by PokerStars. The poker professional confesses that he was a bit intimidated by the prospect of featuring in such a video and didn’t know how to react in front of the cameras.

This video shooting was very different from his former appearances on TV, because Isaac Haxton was no longer at the poker tables competing against his rivals. At least in theory he should’ve been well within his comfort zone because the crew filmed the session at his home, with some bits including footage from the PokerStars Caribbean adventure or Monte Carlo. Luckily for him, the production manager was not only highly professional but also friendly and helped him alleviate the pressure.

The poker Pro talks about the advantages of following your dream even when the odds appear to be stacked against you and considers himself lucky to have gotten this far. He has no regrets about joining Team Online even though his responsibilities now include shooting videos, because he got to interact with some of the best poker players in the world.

Contrary to popular belief, poker professionals rarely interact during tournaments and spend most of their time on the road alone. One can only imagine how lonely some get to feel when spending a lot of time competing in major tournaments and at high-stakes cash games away from home, with minimal interaction with their peers. This is one of the main advantages of being a member of Team Online, besides the sponsorship programs and financial benefits that PokerStars generously offers.