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Joe Hachem

Diamond Joe

Australia

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Total Winnings
$11,880,346 
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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.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
43rd $5,779
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
20th $8,550
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
6th €25,490
2012 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
3rd 330,000 AUD
2012 Aussie Millions
$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed
27th 3,115 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
50th $7,143
The Big Event at The Bicycle Casino
The Main Event
2nd $300,000
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #12: Pot-Limit Omaha
5th 15,000 AUD
2010 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
15th £25,000
2010 World Series of Poker
WSOP Tournament of Champions
4th $25,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
22nd $6,464
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
103rd $40,288
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
24th $6,686
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 43 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
35th $4,619
2008 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final - Monte Carlo
PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final
11th $159,943
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) - Sydney
Charity Sit and Go
1st 50,000 AUD
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Macau
APPT Macau - $2500 Main Event
8th $24,288
2007 Aussie Millions Crown Casino Poker Championship
Event 9 - $10,500 Main Event
23rd $60,000