Originally Posted by Ronaldadio
I think it is because he is not as good a player as he thinks he is !!!
He is not in the same class as the likes of Brunson, Harrington, Negrano to name but a few.
Like Jamie Gold, he happened to hit his cards to win the main event, and gl to him with that.
The only player to win the main event over the past 5 years that I think is a quality player was Greg Raymer. Just my opinion
WRONG. He hit his cards like everyone does but Joe Hachem also won consistently after the Main Event.
Take a look at these Records:As of 2007, his total live tournament winnings exceed $10,400,000. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hachem#_note-1) He is only the second poker player, after Jamie Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Gold), to have career earnings of over $10 million. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hachem#_note-2)
Hachem won "World Series of Poker Champions II" on NBC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC)'s Poker After Dark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poker_After_Dark)
on a table consisting of Main Event winners Doyle Brunson, Greg Raymer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Raymer), Jamie Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Gold), Huck Seed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huck_Seed) and Johnny Chan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Chan_%28poker_player%29) whom he defeated heads up to win $120,000.
The Victorian Championships (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/schedule2886.htm)
Event #13 - No Limit Hold'em (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result19131.htm) 3rd $49,205 Aug 2, 20072007 Crown Aussie Millions Championship (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/schedule2146.htm)
Event #9 - No Limit Hold'em Championship (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result14436.htm) 23rd $45,560 Jan 19, 2007 Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 5 (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/schedule2153.htm)
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship Doyle Brunson North American Classic (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result15238.htm) 1st $2,182,075 Dec 19, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/schedule1958.htm)
Event #29 - WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em (http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result13624.htm) 4th $90,482 Jul 19, 2006