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Joe Hachem's Rise to Success
Joe Hachem made his mark on the poker world in 2005,
when he won the Main Event at the World Series of
Poker. This netted him $7.5 million. It might seem
as though Joe Hachem is a lucky man who just happened
to sit down at the biggest poker tournament in the
world and won. However, it wasn't that easy.
Hachem had been playing poker since he was 13. This
Lebanese-born Australian had a passion for the game
from a very young age. He had a specific passion for
Texas Hold 'Em. This wasn't a very popular form of
poker in Australia back in the day, and he couldn't
have possibly predicted the poker boom that was to
come. In this regard, he was lucky. Once he was of
age, he would simply grind out wins at the Crown Casino
Poker Room in Melbourne. He would play tournaments
more than anything else, but he would dabble in the
cash games as well.
Joe Hachem might have had early success in poker,
but he didn't go straight into poker as a career.
He was a chiropractor for 13 years, but he had to
quit his practice due to medical conditions related
to his hands. That didn't mean he was done with business
altogether, though. He still has an entrepreneurial
spirit, and he lists his priorities as family, business,
poker - in that order. He even says that he's only
a part-time professional poker player. Hachem knows
that he could make more money by playing more often,
but he continuously states that this approach to the
game would take too much time away from his family.
Therefore, he likes to stick to big tournaments instead
of cash games.
When Hachem played in the 2005 Main Event at the
World Series of Poker, it was his first time playing
in an event taking place overseas. When he first walked
in and saw thousands of other players, he was intimidated,
but prior to sitting down, he told himself only to
worry about himself and the players sitting at his
table. This approach worked out well for him.
Hachem feels that the key to poker is not to be too
patient or impatient. It's all about timing. The speed
you should play at should be determined by the players
at your table and what you're feeling in your gut.
Hachem's goals are to win the Aussie Millions and
a European Poker Tour event.
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