Joe “Hash” Hachem Poker Player Information

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One of the best poker players in the history, an Australian poker player which originally from Lebanon, Joe Hachem became an instant poker celebrity when he claimed the $7 million main prize at the 2005 World Series of Poker.

It was with the movie Rounders when poker pro Joe Hachem started playing the Manila version of poker for fun during his teenage years and decided to try his luck playing live at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. He studied medicine, eventually qualifying as a chiropractor. However, in 2002, at the age of 36, Joe Hachem was forced to give up his career as a chiropractor due to the diagnosis of a rare blood disease.

Having a rare blood disease doesn't stop Joe Hachem in playing poker, instead he began working as a mortgage broker and devoting more time to poker playing regular live games in Melbourne and online at

Considering as one of the top poker players in the industry, Joe Hachem won several key Australian tournaments, enough to justify Joseph's ambition to be a professional card player. He played at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. Building up an enough of a bankroll that he was able to enter the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event through the $10,000 buy in. Only three other non-Americans had ever won the main event, but no one from the Pacific Rim had ever done so.

In 2005, his poker career skyrocketed when he survived a field of 5619 players to win the World Series of Poker No Limit Hold’em Championship Main Event and $7.5 million in first place prize money. Poker player Joe Hachem was only at the world series in Las Vegas because a friend had won an entry via an online satellite. He decided to buy-in for $10,000 and test his luck in the main event, and the rest is poker history.

Joe Hachem also made some poker tournaments such as finishing at 5th at the 2005 WSOP Tournament Circuit event at Paris/Bally's in Las Vegas, which brought him nearly $90,000. He also ended up 7th at the Bellagio Friday/Saturday No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament. And just recently, Joseph Hachem won money at the PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure.

Although Joe Hachem made a success in poker tournaments, he made a lot of losing streak over the World Series in 2006, defeated in December 2006, winning numerous professionals in the Five Diamond World Classic, the figure of $ 2,207,575, above all a victory in another poker tournament in the world most prestigious.

One of the best poker playing style of Joe Hachem that keeps him winning is his notorious for his explosive temper and unpredictable style of play. His tendency to play to the river with weaker hands makes him a bad beat risk for his opponents, and he takes advantage of this by playing all his hands very aggressively.

Now that he is in his million dollar life, Joe Hachem is a sponsored player, the devoted family man to whom "nothing is more important than family" has the resources to travel to international tournaments with his wife and four children in pursuit of the best poker the world has to offer.

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