There is a long list of poker players who have won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. But only some players were able to repeat that success several times. One of these players is Josh Arieh, who was the 2021 WSOP Player of the Year. Arieh has been in the game for over two decades. With his stellar gameplay Arieh has proved that he’s one of the best poker players out there.
Held every year in Las Vegas, the WSOP is a mega poker event where many poker champions emerge. Being the Mecca of poker, WSOP put many well-deserving poker players in the spotlight. American poker player Arieh is one among those who found their calling in poker. The 47-year-old currently holds five WSOP bracelets, the most recent one being won in WSOP 2023.
Arieh’s success journey at WSOP began in the 1999 when he shipped his first event at the $3,000 Limit Hold’em event for $202,800. The following year, Arieh did not clinch any WSOP bracelets but came very close to one when he had a 2nd place finish at the 2000 WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha. The bracelet, however, went to poker legend Johnny Chan. Despite this, Arieh kept coming back to the live poker event and eventually in 2005, shipped his second bracelet at the $2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $381,600. He defeated fellow poker pro Chris Ferguson to claim the title.
A year prior to this, in the 2004 WSOP, Arieh had come very close to claiming the WSOP Main Event title but finished in 3rd place. After his second bracelet, the poker pro underwent a 16-year dry spell at the WSOP with no bracelet clinches. However, in the 2021 WSOP that all changed as Arieh won not one but two WSOP bracelets! His third one was at the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $204,766 and the fourth one was at the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $484,791.
He grabbed his fifth bracelet at WSOP 2023 Event #22 $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. He beat Canada’s Daniel Idema to bag $316,226 for his top finish. The event had 134 entries in the field, with a total prize pool of $1,246,200
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It was also in the 2021 WSOP where Arieh was named the WSOP Player of the Year. He even beat poker legend Phil Hellmuth to get the title! This pro was also the runner-up at the 2019 $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $679,426. Amazingly, this poker player’s accolades at the WSOP do not end here as Arieh has 20 WSOP final table finishes to his credit.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 12th April 2023!
While Arieh’s WSOP run has been nothing short of spectacular, he is also a major player in other world poker events like the World Poker Tour where he had two final table finishes. His reputation as a good poker player is known to many in the poker world and even his colourful personality on the poker tables.
According to Hendon Mob, Arieh has total live earnings worth $11,260,711 and ranks 102nd in the all-time money list. His best live cash was a whopping $2,500,000, which he won after finishing 3rd at the 2004 WSOP $10,000 World Championship Event. It is clear from Arieh’s most recent WSOP performance that he is not done with the game and we can expect him to win several more WSOP titles in the future.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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