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Joe Hachem

Name
Joe Hachem
Nickname
Diamond Joe
Country
AustraliaAustralia
City
Melbourne
Total winnings
$ 11,880,346
Cashes
57
First place Finishes
4

Biography

Joe Hachem burst onto the poker scene in 2005 after he won the WSOP Main Event to the tune of $7.5 million. Hachem bested over 5,600 other players, including second-place finisher Steve Dannenmann, to take home the most coveted prize in poker.

After catching the Texas Hold’em bug from the movie Rounders, Hachem ventured to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia where he lived to give it a shot at the game. Joe wasn’t looking to be a professional player and kept his day job as a chiropractor, playing occasionally in his spare time when he could. In 2000, an unfortunate rare blood vessel disorder in his hands forced Hachem to quit chiropracting. While deciding what else he might take on as a career, Joe began to work as a mortgage broker and during this time, devoted more and more time to playing poker. After honing his skills in Melbourne and also online, Hachem decided to head off to Las Vegas in 2005 with some of his family and take his shot at the WSOP.

The trip was a great success for Hachem. After coming in 10th place in one of the smaller events at the WSOP that year for over $25,000, Hachem put together an amazing few days of poker during the Main Event to best the record-breaking field and become the first Australian winner the Main Event has ever seen. Joe even had his winning hand named after him, with the 7-3 offsuit now commonly referred to as “The Hachem”.

Joe Hachem wouldn’t be a one-hit wonder from Down Under though. The following year, he placed second in a short-handed event for over $250,000 along with cashing in three other events at the 2006 WSOP. As if that wasn’t enough to make Hachem worthy, he bested an amazing field at the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic to take down his first WPT event and over $2 million in prize money. This win also put him in a very select group of players that have won both the WSOP Main Event and the WPT Championship, which includes Doyle Brunson, Juan Carlos Mortenson, and Scotty Nguyen. Not a bad bunch to be in.

A true ambassador to the game, Hachem is often referred to as “the Godfather of Australian poker” due to the poker boom he ignited in Australia after his win in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. It was because of this win that the 2007 Aussie Millions Championships held in his home of Melbourne boasted the larger field to date of a poker tournament outside the United States. With home-field advantage, Hachem was able to put a nice run together in this event and place 23rd.

As a Team PokerStars’ Pro, Hachem can regularly be seen around the world at some of the most prestigious poker events sharing his love for the game and continuing to be a great ambassador for the sport.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low43rd$5,779
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better20th$8,550
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha6th€25,490
2012 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge3rd330,000 AUD
$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed27th3,115 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha12th$18,018
$ 3,000 Pot Limit Omaha50th$7,143
The Big Event
$ 4,750 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em2nd$300,000
2011 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event33rd$37,260
2011 Aussie Millions
A$ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha5th15,000 AUD
EPT London
£ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (UKIPT Grand Final)15th£25,000
2010 Legends of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event43rd$10,200
Bellagio Cup VI
$ 10,000 WPT Championship24th$20,392
2010 World Series of Poker
Tournament of Champions4th$25,000
$ 2,500 Seven Card Razz22nd$6,464
Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series 4
A$ 1,000 Mixed Event - 8 Game3rd3,570 AUD
A$ 170 No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha5th1,490 AUD
APPT - Sydney
APPT Tournament of Champions3rd
EPT London
£ 2,000 European 8 Game Championships1st£42,400
2009 Victorian Poker Championship
A$ 10,000 State of Origin - Team Event11th1,500 AUD
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em103rd$40,288
2009 Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series
A$ 340 No Limit Hold'em - Terminator16th614 AUD
A$ 230 Pot Limit Omaha3rd3,400 AUD
2008 Victorian Poker Championship
A$ 1,000 H.O.R.S.E.5th3,680 AUD
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 H.O.R.S.E.23rd$6,686
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo35th$4,619
EPT Grand Final
€ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event11th€101,000
Bay 101 Shooting Stars
$ 9,600 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event20th$20,000
2008 Canadian Open Poker Championship.
C$ 4,650 No Limit Hold'em6th20,000 CAD
APPT Macau
$ 2,500 APPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em8th$24,288
2007 Victorian Poker Championships
A$ 15,250 No Limit Hold'em3rd64,800 AUD
A$ 1,100 No Limit Hold'em10th4,920 AUD
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em98th$1,613
Poker After Dark II
$ 20,000 Week 11 - WSOP Champions II1st$120,000
2007 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 Main Event23rd60,000 AUD
Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 WPT Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic - No Limit Hold'em1st$2,207,575
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 No Limit Texas Hold'em - World Championship Event238th$42,882
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em4th$90,482
$ 2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em15th$9,664
$ 2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em2nd$256,800
Tournament of Champions
No Limit Hold'em22nd
2006 Melbourne Texas Hold'em Championship
A$ 680 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em3rd26,860 AUD
Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament Season 3
Heat 192nd
Heat 166th
Heat 113rd
Heat 72nd
Heat 16th
EPT Scandinavian Open
DKr 10,000 No Limit Hold'em7th34,560 DKR
2006 Pokerstars.com Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT - Main Event - No Limit Hold'em67th$12,000
WSOP Tournament Circuit - Paris/Bally's Las Vegas
$ 10,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em5th$88,172
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Nov 2005
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em7th$2,240
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 No Limit Texas Hold'em - World Championship Event1st$7,500,000
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em10th$25,850
Crown Australian Poker Championships - 2005
A$ 1,000 Pot Limit Hold'em15th1,650 AUD
Crown Victorian Poker Championships - 2004
A$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event9th2,850 AUD
A$ 200 Pot Limit Hold'em15th230 AUD
Melbourne Hold'em Championships
A$ 25 Terminator6th393 AUD
A$ 105 Pot Limit Hold'em5th983 AUD
A$ 105 No Limit Hold'em18th125 AUD
Crown Melbourne Championships
A$ 150 Limit Hold'em3rd1,467 AUD
Crown Australasian Poker Championships - 2003
A$ 360 Hold'em8th1,770 AUD
Australasian Poker Championships - 2002
A$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em5th5,950 AUD
Australasian Poker Championships - 2001
A$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em16th1,515 AUD
Crown Australasian Poker Championships - 2000
A$ 360 Pot Limit Omaha4th5,194 AUD
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