Pass the Sugah! Joseph Hachem Is the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Champion

Joseph Hachem
Joseph Hachem is the 2006 WPT Doyle Brunson North American Poker Champion!

It wasn't to be. Hachem made it there, but Negreanu did not - probably much to Hachem's delight. Instead, Hachem faced down former pro-football player Jim Hanna, and the Melbourne, Australia, pro and Joseph Hachem to accomplish, and while the $2.18 million in prize money must be nice, it's obvious that the respect and admiration Hachem will now get from his peers and the public at large is what he really values. With this victory, Hachem has forever rid himself of the stigma that follows Main Event winners in the Moneymaker-era; no longer just an S.O.B. who got lucky, now Joseph Hachem has proven himself a bona-fide superstar.

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