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:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Congrats to Andrew Brown

My former college roomate/good friend/guy who introduced me to poker/first poker teacher took down the 2k omaha hi lo event at the Rio last night, beating Ted Forrest heads up to earn the more than 226k prize. At the beggining of the final table, he filled out a small bio page and labeled himself the best PLO player you've never heard of. You gotta love the confidence, (just please dont be playing 200-400 game now). I'm off to either play the 5knl or 3k Horse today, I gotta catch up with my mentor.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

WSOP 2008

I had surgery last week (hernia) so I've been recuperating at my place and hadn't had a chance to play in any wsop events yet. I was really psyched to play in the 1k rebuy this year, as in the past its gone on during the weekends and given my lack of saturday play, I've never been able to get in on what seems like a tourney I'd like. Unfortuantely, I woke up the morning of the tournament w/ too much pain to legitametly consider playing the event, oh well, maybe next time.

Today, I was finally feeling upto heading down to the Rio, so I decided to play the 2k buyin. I didn't last a level, getting in aj dd on a q108 ccd board against k5 cc, turn was a 5, so gg me. At least it ended early. I'm really excited to be playing live tournaments (I can't say I feel the same way about online tournies, but I'm sure I'll get back into it, nothing like a few scores to change that feeling.)

McCain vs Obama- please spare me, at best I'll vote for third party, although i'm not really sure it's worth the little effort required to do so.

I played in the sattelite room today, which Cardrunners sponsors. They put a card on each table entitling all players to a 24 hour free pass , I hope many people choose not to take them up on the offer. It's amazing how far the online poker world has come....

I can only dream about what it would be w/o government intervention, just thinking about it makes me really upset, but what can I/we do.