Joe Hachem Wins EPT £2,000 8-Game Event

Joe Hachem Wins EPT £2,000 8-Game Event

Monday, 5 October 2009

It seems that the 8-Game format introduced at PokerStars not long ago is proving popular – if not with the players then at least with their sponsored pros. David Williams took down the $2,100 8-Game Event in the most recent WCoOP before making the final table at the inaugural £2,000 8-Game championships at the EPT London. However, he was pipped to the post by fellow PokerStars PRO Joe Hachem, 2005 WSOP Main Event winner.

The game features 2-7 Triple Draw, Limit Hold'em, Omaha 8, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud 8, No-Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha – a far more extensive roster than HORSE that features only limit games.

“I think people have switched to 8-Game from H.O.R.S.E because they don't want to just play Limit games anymore,” Hachem said after his £42,000 score.

“The average punter who watches poker on TV is still going to be more attracted to No-Limit Hold'em. 8-Game is not really all-in poker. Although it might be in the big bet games, it's not in the Limit games. I think people want that action, but I also think the variety of 8-Game has definitely got people interested and it will keep them there.”

The full list of final table standings and payouts at the PokerStars EPT London £2,000 8-Game event is as follows:

1. Joe Hachem - £42,400
2. Nikolay Evdakov - £25,600
3. John Cernuto - £15,100
4. Richard Gryko - £11,100
5. Huseyin Yilmaz - £8,100
6. Andrew Pantling - £5,800
7. Huck Seed - £4,700
8. David Williams - £3,600


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