Tony Hachem is a professional poker player who is based in Melbourne, Australia. At the current time of writing, it may be true to say that Tony may be best known as the brother of professional poker player and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Joe Hachem. However, this may all change in the future as Tony Hachem has been busy making his own name in the exciting world of poker. Tony Hachem worked in various jobs in Australia before becoming aware of the opportunities within the poker arena. He showed an interest in card gaming and would make appearances at his brother's card games at home. This was before he became a professional poker player. In 2003, Tony began playing poker in Australia at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. However, it was his brother, Joe's WSOP win in 2005 that seemed to provide him with the motivation to continue working for success on the global poker scene.
Tony Hachem: Poker Career Highlights
Although Tony may seem to presently be in the shadow of his bother as far as poker goes, it appears that he will make a name for himself and that his major poker titles are yet to be won. This does not appear to bother Tony and after all, there is probably enough room for both the brothers in international poker circles.
In 2007, Tony reached the final table at the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza II tournament. He came in 5th place at this event he won $22,002.
Also in 2007, Tony managed to make his mark and a cash win at the WSOP. He earned prize winnings of $20,320 at the WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event.
In 2008, Tony won $42,102 at the New Zealand Poker Championship Main Event. In 2008, he made additional cash winnings at the WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold'Em event where he won $14,377.
Tony Hachem: ANZPT Leaderboard Winner
Tony Hachem finished in first position of the leader board at the 2009 Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT). As a Team PokerStars Pro Australia player, he managed to make cash wins on four out of five of the events in this tour, giving him the highest number of points on the leader board. This says a great deal about Tony's play with regards to consistency. For this achievement, he made $50,000 in prize winnings, in addition to earning a seat at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). This was the first such series, with events taking place at different top casinos in Australia and New Zealand. The second series of its kind is due to take place during 2010.
Tony Hachem: Team PokerStars Pro
Like his brother Joe Hachem, Tony is also a member of Team PokerStars Pro. At the online site PokerStars, poker gamers play their hands against each other and as a part of the team, Tony Hachem can be found playing poker online at PokerStars.