December 16th, 2011 3:58 pm EST
Hachem, Pokerstars Part Ways
Pokerstars revealed earlier this morning that they have agreed to part ways with Joe Hachem.
According to a press release that was circulated by the site, Hachem and Pokerstars agreed to part ways following the recent expiration of Hachem's contract.
Here is what Hachem had to say in the press release:
"It's been a great run with PokerStars and I'm proud of my association with the people and the company. But itís 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."
For a time, Pokerstars had the 2003 (Moneymaker), 2004 (Raymer) and 2005 (Hachem) World Series of Poker main event champions all under contract. Raymer left the site back in January of this year, while Hachem parted ways with the company earlier this month. Chris Moneymaker, who was instrumental in sparking the "online poker boom", still remains a member of "Team Pokerstars Pro".
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