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:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Poker Update

Things have been going great since my last blog update. I was lucky enough to have a former student get 3rd in the wsop main event for over $4 million. Congrats to Joseph Cheong aka 'Subiime' on his amazing run!
I've been splitting my time between online poker, live poker and tournament poker training. In the last week had former students finish 2nd in wsopc 1k, win a miniftops and win a 10 rebuy.. Almost every time i go deep in a tournament there will be some former students there too, it makes for some interesting dynamics:)
I'm in the middle of a trip to the east coast now. Poker-wise, I bubbled the wsopc $1650 main event after coming into day 2 with a lot of chips, but that's going to happen sometimes. I've had a great time visiting my friends and family in this area, but the winter weather is devastating; I don't miss it at all.
I'm considering playing 2 10k's in the next month, the wsopc regional in AC and the PCA in the bahamas (this would be my first year there). I also would love to get re-ranked on pocketfives list of the top 100 online tournament players. In 2006, I was ranked #1 on that list and I consider that one of my career highlights. Given how much the tournament scene has changed over the years, and my relative lack of volume (I usually play 3 tables at a time) getting back in the top 100 would be an awesome accomplishment for me. I'm currently 291st in the p5's rankings so I have a little way to go.

Thanks for reading my blog- good luck at the tables.