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:

Saturday, January 06, 2007


around a bit. I'm now in Israel, and will be going to Europe (Amsterdam) for a week before heading home to the US of A. I spent a year in israel after highschool, and it's been nice coming back, seeing the family etc... (It also has a much safer feel than 4-5 years ago) The only major problem is that I haven't wanted to stop playing the nightly tourneys, so I've been getting up @ 2am each morning, and starting my day then.

Amsterdam, should be fun, but in a different way. I'm really looking forward to 07, as I just started playing MTT's @ the end of 05, and 06 was a very succesful first year on the online circuit. I hope I can graduate to the major's (big live events) this year, but we shall see, patience is key, and I have no plans to violate my strict bankroll requirements. Getting backed has crossed my mind, but so far I haven't found any interested parties. Either way, it's not like the live circuit is going away any time soon (or so I hope) so if I need to wait until I'm 30 to play the big events on a regular basis, I don't feel like that would be so bad.

Online play has exposed me (I think) to alot of the positive and negative variances of poker, and I'm just no where near ready to handle a -42 tourney run @ the 10k level. (Which I have done online).

I haven't decided for sure, but I'm thinking of starting a little experiment on the cash game side, using Barry G's idea of buying in small into those games. Ideas, ideas...


Blogger lacky said...

I would imagine I've done as much shortbuying as most, in nl 6max and full plo mostly. send me a message when you get back home.

Steve "lacky" "Joe_Banks" "the old guy" etc. etc.

12:51 AM  
Blogger BodogAri said...

ok, but please for G-d's sake, stop pwning me in tourneys.

5:21 AM  
Blogger desgrippes said...

If you need any tips while in Amsterdam on stuff to do or live poker here drop me a line - 'desgripppes' from Stars. my email is my Stars ID at hotmail.

6:30 AM  
Blogger desgrippes said...

that should be 'desgrippes' with 2 'p's not 3

6:50 AM  
Blogger avig said...

gday mate! just read that your in town. hope we can catch up, my no. is 0547 91 04 efes arba.

9:31 AM  
Blogger groosman said...

If you need any tips while in Amsterdam on stuff to use or more stuff to use here drop me a line (in the blog).

1:19 AM  
Blogger SimonOmantImSerious said...

hey Ari,

just wondering, could u perhaps go into detail one day more about your strict bankroll requirements? I'd be interested in hearing them & how you got started.


6:17 PM  

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