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:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Here is the link. An interesting side note is that the interviewer, "Ozone23" has absolutely been killing online poker recently with at least 2 final tables of the Bodog Sunday tourney (2nd in both if I recall correctly.)

I haven't been blogging much recently, but that's not to say Ive been playing much at the WSOP. Unfortunately the summer is basically over, and I only got to play 3 wsop events, (and the main which is coming up.) At least I've been getting in some good results online.

I have officially moved to Las Vegas, so I'll definitely be playing more live poker in the coming year. I am very confident that I will begin to show some very nice live results, but the nature of tournament poker is such that my confidence can easily go down the drain. I continue to only have one goal poker wise, and that is to play to the best of my ability.

In Kosher Las Vegas news, the Chinese restaurant here (Shalom Hunan) has been renamed Hunan and is no longer kosher. It was a lot of fun taking a cab out there, seeing the sign- with "Shalom" crossed out- only to take the cab right back home. All you entrepreneurs out there, we need more kosher places out here. That's what I miss most about New York (their plethora of kosher eateries), but having a pool in my backyard, playing online poker in the sun, and being 15 minutes away from tons of live action definitely make up for that. However, If anyone does decide to open up another kosher place out here, I can guarantee one customer:)