Tony Hachem claims ANZPT Player of the Year... again

Tony Hachem claims ANZPT Player of the Year... again

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Tony Hachem recently finished in 10th place at the ANZPT Darwin main event, bubbling the final table but good for his seventh cash in this season of the tour and locking up the Player of the Year ANZPT title for the second year running and giving him over $300,000 in live tournament cashes.

“It's a great honour to win the ANZPT Player of the Year,” Hachem said in an interview with PokerStars Blog, where his brother – 2005 Main Event champion Joe Hachem – is a Team Pro. “I'm over the moon. There was a lot to play for here in Darwin and it was some of the toughest poker I've ever played, so I'm very proud. It doesn't get much better than this. I'm in awe.

“[It’s] a prestigious award that proves that consistency pays dividends. I just tried to play good solid poker and maintain my consistency. Getting the opportunity to win it once was terrific but to win it again is just incredible.”

Hachem – Tony not Joe – gave credit to his brother – Joe, not Tony – who he said “has been a great mentor” as well as Aussie cricket star Shane Warne, who “taught me how to handle myself under pressure at the elite level of competition.”

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