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, November 26, 2008


Another holiday, does time fly...

It's been a great year so far, highlighted by my Borgata score in May. I've final tabled the warmup and brawl over the last couple of months, and got 6th and 3rd respectively. Otherwise its been quite a day to day grind, but can't say I don't love it.

To break up the monotony of online grinding, I decided to go serious at the recent Venetian deepstacks they ran. I can't play any weekend tournaments, so I just stuck w/ the $300 they ran daily. I ended up playing 6 total, busted in 2 of them, but got 11th, 2nd (chopped 3 way for 15k), 7th and 15th. Definatly was fun going on a heater live, even though it wasn't for the biggest money.

At home, crazy stuff is going down. I've turned my house into a full fledged tournament training center. It's preety crazy the look we have, and every person that comes in is in shock. Both The Yid/ Maven and myself are doing training here, and the results of our students have been amazing. Needless to say, if you want to improve your tournament game, we have one of the best models for doing so.

Of to Florida for the holiday (parents moved from NZ, yay no 15 hour flights).

Good luck All.