Tony Hachem Wins ANZPT

Tony Hachem, the younger brother of the 2005 WSOP champion Joe Hachem, has carried on the family tradition of poker tournament success by being crowned the new ANZPT champion.
Tony, beaming with pride after his victory, said: “A lot of people ask, ‘what’s it like being in your brother’s shadow’, but when you’ve got a brother like my brother Joe, how can I complain. We’re a bit like Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh.”
The winner of the ANZPT is determined on points which are accrued over five tournaments held in various casinos across Australia and New Zealand. The tour kicked off back in February at the Adelaide’s SkyCity Casino and came to a dramatic conclusion at the Treasury Casino in Brisbane and Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. Despite coming in 43rd out of 249 players Tony had still amassed enough points from the previous tournaments to assure him of the overall title.
Team PokerStars Pro Australia player Tony Hachem impressively managed to end up in the top 10% of four of the five tournaments, cashing in each time. As well as winning $50,000 in prize money throughout the tour, he also receives entry into all APPT events across Asia Pacific including an Asia Pacific Poker Tour package for August. Tony said of his victory:
“I am very happy to be the ANZPT Champion; this tour has been a fantastic experience. I am looking forward to keeping up my good form when the APPT starts in Macau later this month.”
The final stop on the tour was won by Scott Kerr who earned $168,075 for the win after beating a tough field which included fellow PokerStars Team Pro Australia players; Lee Nelson, Emad Tahtouh, Eric Assadourian, Grant Levy, Celina Lin and, of course, Tony Hachem. He said: “I am so happy to have won, it is has been such a great experience competing against so many great players.”

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