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World's best poker player Joe Hachem is one of the most phenomenal poker players out there. With so many impressive wins under his belt, it's hard to see how Joe Hachem couldn't have made it to the top. He has managed to battle mounds of players and rake in the wins in order to create a great poker career that he and his family could be proud of. Just as most poker players in his position, he has been through several challenges that as luck would have it would not untune him nor stop him from getting the poker career that he had always dreamed of making a reality. 
 
Joe Hachem is a native of Lebanon who moved to Australia with his family in 1972. He was working as a chiropractor (a person skilled in a particular type of therapy) but due to a blood disorder, he gave up his career and started playing poker. Before he go all-in at WSOP, Joe Hachem was not one of the thousands of online qualifiers - he bought into the event directly. He also cashed earlier in the series, closely missing a final table appearance.



As a regular at events in his home card room, the Crown Casino in Melbourne, he already knew his way around a poker tournament and his big score came as no surprise to those that know him. A lot of things changed with that win, but Joe Hachem has stayed true to his family values ever since, and he is considered one of the “Best Ambassadors for Poker” there has ever been. He then recognized win was his $25,850 in the $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em WSOP event where he got the 10th position.

In 2005, He won the 2005 World Series of Poker) $10,000 no limit Texas Hold'em Main Event beating 5,618 poker pros and he won $7,500,000. He was playing on a short stack until there were only 3 poker players on the table. To everyone’s surprise, Hachem called for a pre-flop raise from $300,000 to $700,000 with his 7C 3S. And the flop cards were 6H 5D 4D giving him a straight. 





Moreover, Joe Hachem went agonizingly close to winning a second World Series bracelet in 2006, when he finished runner-up in a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $256,800. Thanks to Hachem’s competitive nature he regarded that result as a failure, and he continued to pursue the big win that would underline his poker credentials. He didn’t have long to wait. In December 2006 he beat a strong field packed with pros to take down the Five Diamond World Classic, good for $2,207,575, but more importantly a victory in another of the world’s most prestigious poker tournaments.



Joe Hachem plays online poker only at one place – PokerStars. Like Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer, Joe Hachem acts as a spokesperson for the PokerStars online poker room, where he plays often. However, unlike the other two, Joe did not qualify for his victorious Main Event on the Internet, but instead paid the full $10,000 buy-in. He definitely got a good return on his investment.

"A million dollars changes my life, let alone $7.5 million, it changes everything. I can look after my family, my mum, my kids." – Jowe Hachem

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