Bodog Ari

I'm Ari Engel and am also known as BodogAri online. I've played poker for a living for virtually my entire post-college life. In the last few years I have started teaching people my style and philosophy on poker tournaments. Many of them have done very well. If you are interested in getting my help, email:

Sunday, September 17, 2006

PokerRoom 300

Took it down, sweeeeeeeet. Haven't done much of anything else today, but who cares, this covers quite a few buyins. An interesting hand came up 5 or 6 handed. Myself and one other guy have the rest of the table covered by far, and I'm ahead of him, but a neglible amount. I raise 2.5-3X the Big Blind, and a short stack calls all in for less than the amount I bet. The other big stack is big blind and he also calls. I have k of clubs and q (x), and we both check (I'm in position) on a a,10,4 all club flop. The turn brings another clubs, giving me the nut (non-straightflush) flush. He bets into me quite large relative to the pot, and I just called. The river came a 5th club, and I was confident that he too had a club, so when he bet into me on the river again, i hesitated a while and overbet the pot by a large amount allin. He preety quickly called with the q of clubs, and busted. I preety much coasted (as in raised a ton) from there.


Blogger Lovehate said...

Well done - I hope the payout was nice. What events do you think you'll focus on in the online world champs?

6:35 PM  
Blogger Will Palango said...

nice nice GJ congrats

11:09 AM  
Blogger ObsessedWithMoney said...

congrats. Hey, do you mind sharing some more info on your MTT strategy and success rate?
How much would you estimate that you spend on tournament buy-ins on a daily basis?
Also, do you think playing MTT's is a viable way to make a living in the long run?

11:47 AM  
Blogger lucko said...

Congrats! I am a relatively new reader of you blog and have enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!

12:47 PM  
Blogger totimer said...

congrats on your big win
ive just joined pockefives and have seen your name a few times now so i decided to check out your blog

ive noticed you on pokerroom b4 where i play regularly
i was wondering what other sites you suggest

typically i play the 25k guarantees which are great
im not sure if you noticed but 4 example tonight i had to miss to go to an Oilers game
but there were only 265 entrants and paying out to the top 40

hopefully i can take note and remember to continually read your blog and hope to learn a thing or two from you

which im sure i can

good look at the tables hopefully ill be sitting by you soon

12:12 AM  
Blogger iemdavid said...

Ari, congrats on the Big Deal win...and also, an extra congrats on being the new #1 ranked player on

1:38 AM  
Blogger Jordan Lewis said...


9:36 PM  
Blogger theXlandlord said...

Congrats on #1 its about time

good luck Champ

10:22 PM  

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