A slice of Aussie pride came out of the Aussie Millions as Joe Hachem’s son, Anthony Hachem, took down the $600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em Cubed Event.
Hachem battled it out to get through 94 contenders for the number one spot to take his share of the $117,000 prize pool. The bubble was set for the last nine, who all sat at the final table vying for all the chips and the $37,500 chunk of the prize pool for being the man or woman to get there.
It seems there is a long line of poker players coming from the Hachem family who are all Melbourne based. Joe Hachem is the most well-known after his WSOP and WPT wins, but let’s not forget there is Tony Hachem the brother of Joe who came 10th in the 2012’s WSOP $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed tournament to scoop $75,299 and a player who has been a successful ANZPT player coming 1st in one tournament back in 2010 where he won the ANZPT player of the year award for the second year running.
Now Anthony Hachem is also making a name for himself. In the last two years he has been showing up in Australian events with his best result being $15,000 from an ANZPT event back in October 2012. He also managed a 2nd place win in the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series 7 in Melbourne back in June 2011.
Now the young man is hitting the big time with the No Limit Cubed Event his biggest poker win so far plus it is his very first tournament win and one in which he probably couldn’t have dreamed of a better venue to grab hold of his first Gold Ring. The Crown Casino in Melbourne is a well known home for Aussie poker stars to ply their trade before jetting off around the world to add to their career cashes.
What a turn out to see not just another Aussie player possibly on his way through the ranks, but also a player who has probably picked up most of the tricks of the trade from two of the very best in the industry. This couldn’t be more true as Anthony’s uncle pulled through with sixth place in the $2,500 Six-Handed Event a few hours prior to this, taking away $30,000 for his efforts adding to his poker success from events around the world that have pulled in a career total of $639,556 in tournament wins. Maybe he passed over a few tips before young Anthony got into the action.
You could be forgiven for making early predicts about this young man as we could be seeing a 3rd member of the Hachem family in and around the poker circuit and who knows it could be sooner rather than later as the pro circuit prepares for the 44th World Series of Poker and what would be Anthony’s first challenge outside of Australia if he were to make an appearance.