Ari Engel’s Meteoric Rise: From 13th to 14th WSOP Circuit Ring in a Month!
Ari Engel has once again made headlines in the poker world. Within the span of less than a month, he has successfully won his 14th World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) ring, tying him with Josh Reichard for second place on the all-time Circuit ring list. This tremendous achievement came shortly after his 13th-ring victory.
Ari Engel’s 14th victory transpired at the WSOP Graton in Event #10: $400 H.O.R.S.E. The prize?
A cool $6,647. But it wasn’t just the win that caught the attention of poker enthusiasts around the globe; it was the manner in which it was achieved. Despite the smaller field of just 60 entries, Ari Engel humorously mentioned on social media that he was two of those entries.
Taking a short trip down memory lane, merely weeks ago Engel had clinched his 13th ring during an online event in the WSOP Michigan Circuit Super Series. This win tied him with Daniel Lowery for third place on the all-time list. As a testament to their camaraderie, Lowery even appeared in Engel’s most recent winner’s photo.
The poker arena is no stranger to fierce competition. Josh Reichard, whom Engel has now tied with, secured his 14th ring back in April at the WSOPC Grand Victoria Main Event. The prize was a whopping $253,073. For a brief moment, Reichard was on par with the all-time ring leader, Maurice Hawkins, until the latter clinched his 15th ring in a WSOPC Cherokee high roller in May.
Ari Engel’s accolades don’t just stop at the circuit rings. He boasts two WSOP bracelets to his name. The first was in 2019’s Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em with a staggering prize of $427,399. His second bracelet was from 2021’s Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, where he pocketed $317,076.
With the WSOPC Gration series ongoing, starting from Aug. 10 and culminating on Aug. 21, there’s still plenty of poker action to look forward to. A key highlight is the upcoming $1,700 buy-in Main Event scheduled for Aug. 18.
Ari Engel’s continuous successes in the WSOP Circuit are a testament to his dedication, skills, and determination. With 14 rings to his name and several notable victories, he remains one of the most prominent figures in the poker world. As fans and enthusiasts await the results of the remaining events, all eyes are on Engel to see if he can break more records and further cement his legendary status.