PokerStars splits with Joe Hachem

PokerStars splits with Joe Hachem

Saturday, 17 December 2011

PokerStars has announced that it has parted company with Team Pro Joe Hachem. The 2005 World Champion's contract recently expired and the world's biggest online site has decided not to renew it.

“Joe has been a terrific endorser for PokerStars over the years, and while we are sad to see him leave the Team we are looking forward to continuing to watch him play,” said Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars. “We thank him for all he’s done for our brand and for poker and we wish him all the best at the poker table and in life.”

“It’s been a great run with PokerStars and I’m proud of my association with the people and the company,” Hachem said “But it’s time for me to pursue other career opportunities and it will be fun to have some down time to spend with my family. I look forward to the future with much excitement and anticipation and will always have fond memories of my time at PokerStars.”

The Aussie is best known for his WSOP exploits but showed that his 2005 Main Event was no fluke by winning the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in 2008. All told, his career earnings stand at an impressive $11m.

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