Joe Hachem places fifth in WSOPC event
Team PokerStars' Joe Hachem, 2005 WSOP champion, proved he wasn't just a flash in the pan. He made the final table of the Ballys/Paris World Series of Poker Circuit Event in Last Vegas. Not only that, he entered final table play with the chip lead.
It seemed Hachem was destined to win another one. And then an odd thing happened. Kido Pham, at the time sitting second in chips, decided to push all-in pre-flop with JT. Hachem was happy to call with pocket kings.
Two jacks on the flop and Hachem was behind. He would not improve. He placed fifth and won nearly $90,000.