Poker fans will be treated to a match between Joe Hachem and Michael Mizrachi, as they battle heads-up for three days straight in Australia. These are known popular poker pros in Australia and beyond.
Mizrachi and Hachem are squaring off against one another heads-up for five thousand dollars to advertise one of the most popular poker series, the Australian Poker Tour Grand Final.
This is a winner-takes-all tournament consisting of 3 heads-up matches. The matches began on October 25th and are scheduled to finish on October 28. For each of the three days, there will be one match.
Queensland, Australia is the location. The Southport Sharks poker room will be the exact venue where the two poker pros are going against each other. $200,000 is the prize money guaranteed by the 2018 Australian Poker Tour Grand Final.
Hachem, the 2005 WSOP Main Event winner, is a popular Melbourne native. The poker star is at the top of Australia’s all-time money list, with $12,294 523 in live cashes.
Hachem lost narrowly at the 2006 WSOP, where he could have won a 2nd gold bracelet. He also played the final against Butch Boyd and finished second in a $2,500 dollars Short Handed NLHE for $256,800 dollars.
Michael Mizrachi’s Playing Career and Early Life
Michael Mizrachi won the Poker Players Championship in 2010, which earned him $1,559,046 before winning the event again in 2012, earning another $1,451,527. With the second win in 2012, Mizrachi became the first Australian to win the championship twice.
Mizrachi is also one of the most famous poker stars in Australia. Born on March 11, 1966, he is a famous Lebanese Australian poker player. He became famous when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event, becoming the first poker player from Australia to win the title. His poker CV is as remarkable as Hachem’s.
The Australian has cashed for $16,995,553 in a successful poker career than includes 4 WSOP bracelets. 3 of these 4 WSOP bracelets have come in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC).
A Poker Players Championship is sought-after among top poker pros. A PPC tournament is considered by many pros to be possibly the icing on the cake of the coveted WSOP. Battling heads-up with a player who has won a PPC twice is quite a challenge. It would be interesting to see how Joe Hachem performs against Mizrachi.
Mizrachi recently posted a short video on his Instagram account, hinting the event could also be live-streamed.