Josh Arieh

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Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh (2005)
Josh Arieh (2005)
  Personal information  
Date of birth September 26, 1974
place of birth United StatesUnited States Rochester
Nickname Atlanta Josh
place of residence United StatesUnited States Atlanta
Live Poker Tournament Achievements
Highest prize money $ 2.5 million
Total prize money $ 8,127,221
World Series of Poker
Bracelets 2
Cashes 48
Best main event 3rd ( 2004 )
  Main Event of the World Poker Tour  
title no
Cashes 10
  Main event of the European Poker Tour  
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Cashes 1
Last updated: February 6, 2020

Josh Arieh (born September 26, 1974 in Rochester , New York ) is a professional American poker player . He is two-time bracelet winner of the World Series of Poker .

Poker career


Arieh celebrated his first success with winning a bracelets in the variant Limit Texas Hold'em at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1999 in Las Vegas . Arieh had his greatest financial success at the 2004 WSOP Main Event . He finished third for $ 2.5 million in prize money . However, Arieh has been heavily criticized for his boorish behavior. After leaving, he shook hands with the remaining Greg Raymer and David Williams . As he shook hands with Williams, he whispered "bust this motherfucker" in his ear. He didn't realize that a microphone had transmitted this. He then apologized and Raymer forgave him. In the 2005 WSOP won Arieh his second bracelet in the variant Pot Limit Omaha . He beat professional Chris Ferguson heads-up . Arieh achieved numerous other tournament successes and final tables in TV tournaments. He has been playing poker in the Atlanta area since he was 21 and has made a name for himself as a high-limit player in all forms of poker. In 2005 Arieh managed to play a royal flush in video poker and he won $ 100,000. He was the representative of the online poker site Bodog . At the 2019 WSOP , Arieh finished second in the Poker Player's Championship for around $ 680,000.

In total, Arieh has made more than eight million dollars playing poker in live tournaments. He has three children with his wife Angela Arieh.


year Buy-in (in $ ) competition Attendees Prize money (in $)
1999 3000 Limit Hold'em 169 202,800
2005 2000 Pot Limit Omaha 212 381,600

Web links

Commons : Josh Arieh  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2019 ($ 50,000 Poker Players Championship (Event # 58)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 29, 2019.
  2. Josh Arieh in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed July 15, 2017.