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Hand History Time Capsule: Joe Hachem

Joe Hachem Uses Good Timing on the Way to a World Title

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jul 27, 2011


In this new series, “Hand History Time Capsule,” Card Player digs up memorable hands to help you relive, or perhaps discover for the first time, pivotal situations from some of poker’s most exciting moments. The World Series of Poker continued to grow in 2005 and it marked the last time that at least some if was played at the place that started it all, Binion’s Horseshoe in Downtown Las Vegas. The tournament field featured 5,619 players, which was almost unthinkable considering that the main event drew 631 players just three years before in 2002. An amiable Australian won the world title that year and his name was Joe Hachem. Like Greg Raymer (Who made a strong title defense run, busting in 25th place) a year before Hachem took a 2-1 chip advantage into the heads-up final. As long as luck didn’t completely turn against him Hachem had won the tournament ...

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