Emad Tahtouh is a professional poker player who hails from Australia. Before turning to the arena of professional poker, Emad first worked in the field of IT. He spent four years in this type of work, beginning first as a technician and following that he became a project manager, before looking in the direction of professional poker.
Emad's first claim to fame in the poker world was probably his close involvement in persuading his friend Joe Hachem to join him in competing at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in 2005. Emad Tahtouh had already won a seat and qualified for the WSOP event when playing online via PokerStars and he managed to persuade Joe to join him at the series. At this WSOP tournament, it was the friend Joe Hachem who made a name for himself as, at this tournament, he became a WSOP bracelet winner. Although perhaps Emad is best known for being the reason that his friend Joe Hachem even attended the WSOP 2005 event, Emad Tahtouh has succeeded in creating for himself his own poker career. Today, Emad Tahtouh is among the top names of Australian players with the largest amount of winnings from poker. His favorite pursuit appears to be the no limit hold'em poker tournament events.
Emad Tahtouh: Focal Points of Career
Emad Tahtouh has been successful at several occasions at various tournaments in Australia and New Zealand. Emad Tahtouh has also competed in different international poker events, becoming a name in the global professional poker circuit.
In January 2005, Emad came in 2nd place in the World Speed Poker Championship Limit Hold'Em event. At this tournament he completed the event with prize money amounting to $40,427.
In July 2006, Emad Tahtouh made a cash finish at the WSOP $5,000 Pot Limit Hold'Em event. He came in 7th place at this tournament and earned prize winnings in the amount of $71,064.
September 2006 brought about further poker success for Emad where he traveled to London and finished as runner –up at the EPT. He cashed in at this tournament and came in 2nd place at the EPT London No Limit Hold'Em main event. At this event, he earned prize winnings in the amount of $538,357.
In November 2007, Emad competed in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau $15,000 high roller event. At this tournament, he came in 5th place and earned $64,512 for his efforts.
Another significant point in Emad's poker career occurred in January 2009, when he finished in 11th position at the Crown Aussie Millions Championship at the Limit Hold'Em event.
Emad Tahtouh: Team PokerStars Pro Member
Even though Emad Tahtouh is perhaps not as famous in poker circles as his good friend, Joe Hachem, he has become a professional poker player in his own right. Emad Tahtouh can be found playing Internet poker at the large online poker site PokerStars and he represents the site PokerStars as a member of Team PokerStars Pro.