And the winner of the Joe Hachem charity tournament is...Joe Hachem!
Former world champ wins big at his own shindig
|by German Virgin||January, 17th 2012||
Above: Shane Warne and Joe Hachem open their charity tournament
THE Joe Hachem and Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament has become a regular fixture at the Aussie Millions.
And among the big winners at the Crown in Melbourne this year was, er, Joe Hachem.
The 2005 World Champion, who boasts $11.3m in live winnings, came third in his own tournament to win a seat to this year's Aussie Millions Main Event, worth AUD10,000 ($10,300).
And to really rub salt in the wounds of the hundreds of assembled players and celebrities - each of whom paid a AUD 1,000 to enter the tournament - Warne ALSO picked up a belting prize.
The 42-year-old cosmetic surgery denier finished eighth, winning a ticket to the Aussie Millions Supershot satellite and a cricket ball signed by (wait for it...) Shane Warne!
The pair, who run the event to raise cash for seriously ill and underprivileged children in Australia, will doubtless donate their winnings to the excellent cause.
Still, even so chaps, winning prizes at your own tournament? It's just not cricket.
The 5th Annual Joe Hachem and Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament
Final results and prizes
1 Glen McGregor 2012 WSOP Package
2 Alain Boratuad Aussie Millions Main Event Seat
3 Joe Hachem Aussie Millions Main Event Seat
4 Kris McKenzie Aussie Millions $1,650 Feature Event Seat
5 Steven BakerAussie Millions Supershot satellite
6 Craig Schloeffel Aussie Millions Supershot satellite
7 John Millar Aussie Millions Supershot satellite
8 Shane Warne Aussie Millions Supershot satellite
9 Aaron Hamill Aussie Millions Supershot satellite
10 Martin Rettenmaier Aussie Millions Supershot satellite
11 Annette Obrestad 888poker Satellite Ticket