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Joe Hachem - World Poker Champion

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Channel 9 Interview: Aussie wins world poker title

About 13 hours into the round, officials dumped the first-place prize in thick stacks of hundreds on a table near the players, causing shouts of "Oh, my God!" For the first time in the tournament, the remaining gamblers saw their elusive goal — guarded by security men with shotguns.

When Hachem finally confronted the mountain of cash, he asked: "Is this all mine?"


Press: Sports Illustrated: Hachem wins endurance test -- and $7.5 million prize
(small selection) Sunday Herald Sun: Aussie poker king wins $10m
NBC: Aussie wins historic World Series of Poker
PokerNews: Poker Marathon: The World Series of Poker is Over
USAToday: Hachem bests World Series of Poker field to win $7.5 million
Daily Telegraph: Aussie becomes world poker champ
New York Times: An Australian Captures the $7.5 Million Prize
PokerNews: Waving Goodbye: The 2005 World Series of Poker in review
Harrah's: Australian Poker Pro Joseph Hachem Wins $7.5 Million in Longest
The Age: Poker player with dodgy hands wins $10m
The Daily Star - Lebanon: Poker player wins $7.5 million tournament
Herald Sun: Aussie sitting flush
The Australian: Black Prince's $10m poker win
Sydney Morning Herald: Bye mortgage: poker king
Daily Telegraph: $10m poker champ ready to spend
Newswire: Australian Wins WSOP

The first Australian to win the poker World Series, Hachem hugged Dannenmann, then wrapped himself in an Australian flag while his many compatriots and fellow poker players in the room chanted “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!” as they had through the night.

“Thank you, America,” Hachem shouted in delight.

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