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, February 23, 2010

Ftops, Kosher restaurant and UB cheating scandal

I final tabled the Ftops cashout event last week, ultimately finishing in 5th. I've been very busy recently working on the development of TheMavenVT, it should be a great product! This week The Maven and myself are hosting a group training session at Aris Training Center. We started yesterday and all 8 students seem eager to learn. I'm optimistic on their potential.

We have a new kosher restaurant in Las Vegas which is obviously very nice for me. Unfortunately it is Falafel/Schwarma place and we already have one of those (Sababa- the Nuts), but its good having some variety.

In other news, with the help of Joe Sebok, I finally got my UB hand histories that I've been seeking for at least a year. In 2005, I ran up a small amount on the UB skin Pokershare and eventually found myself playing at the highest limit holdem stakes against the likes of BrandomAdams, Hoss_TBF and Patrick Antonius. I lost almost all of it back very quickly, and didnt think much of it until the whole cheating scandal went public. Looking over my hand histories brought be some relief, although I'm still unsure whether I was cheated or not. Does anyone recognize or have info on "AlIYouCanEat" on UB, I seemed to have played a ton with him at the highest of stakes, but searching that name on google brings no results, seems curious.

Next week I'm off to Chicago for the 1K heads up tournament (with a Porsche being added to the prizepool for the winner) and then playing the Borgata $1500 the following week. 20 minutes till we start up for the day..