Joe Hachem Nearly Gets Into a Rumble at the EPT Grand.
The very first hand of the day saw ultra-shortstacks Michael McKenna and Corey Hochman both knocked out in a double elimination. 2005 WSOP main event champion Joe Hachem made two pair to scoop.
Joe Hachem played a series of 3 heads-ups with Michael Mizrachi. Do you want to know how it all ended for the Australian? Read the article!
But on the other hand, nothing Hachem said is an original idea. He’s just another person to jump on the fact that poker has transitioned into a more strategy-focused, mathematical game, where you either pour hours into becoming great, or you lose your bankroll and dignity. As for if poker is dying, well, global online numbers suggest that plenty of people are still interested in playing. And.
The final day saw Hachem as a short stack but was able to come out on top with only four players left with his hand beating nines from Aaron Kanter, of the US. He took first place against Steve Dannenmann, another US player, winning against a straight. While some attributed Hachem’s win to a fluke, he has actually proven it wasn’t since the win, gaining many titles and places since.
In this hand, Hachem folded on the turn with the second nut straight, thinking his opponent held the nut straight. In fact, his opponent actually held top set, so Hachem was ahead, but could have been drawn out on. Good player or not, most players (good and bad) disagree with the fold.
Final Hand: Just before the last hand, Puggy Pearson put his tournament life on risk when he called a big bluff from Moss. There was a possible flush on the board, but Pearson decided to call with his small two pair. A couple of hands later both players received huge draws on the Qs-Ts-3c flop. The chips went into the middle but both the turn and the river were blanks and Puggy Pearson won the.
Benton bows out in Auckland heat. By Joe Hachem. September 18, 2010 — 12.00am. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. One of the region's premier poker events, the PokerStars.