Josh Arieh hails from Marietta, Georgia, and is considered one of the best all around tournament poker players on the circuit. His brash yet calculated style embodies the “new breed” of a professional poker player — combining experience and intuition with relentless aggression.
In 1999, Josh won his first World Series Of Poker bracelet, and in 2000 he placed 2nd to poker legend Johnny Chan in the WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha event. The 2004 WSOP saw Josh claim his biggest pay day to date when he came third in the main event and earned $2.5 million. In 2005, Josh secured his second World Series of Poker bracelet, winning the Pot-Limit Omaha title, and he has numerous other poker tournament victories and final-table poker television appearances.
Josh began playing poker in hotel rooms as a teenager after long nights of shooting pool. He eventually started organizing limit games where the stakes were as high as $20/$40. Having played poker for over 14 years Josh has garnered a reputation as a tough high-limit poker player specializing in all poker games and competes in twelve or more $10,000 and higher buy-in tournaments each year and has earned the respect and friendship of fellow touring professional poker players.
When not playing in live tournaments, Arieh sometimes logs up to 70 hours a week playing online poker.
Josh Arieh’s Poker Career Highlights
- Holds 2 World Series of Poker bracelets (1999 & 2005)
- 2nd to Johnny Chan – 2000 WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha
- 3rd to Greg Raymer & David Williams – 2004 WSOP main event
- Featured on ESPN, Discovery Channel, Fox Sports and the Travel Channel
- One of Tournament poker’s top money winners with over $4 million to date
Josh Arieh Quotes:
“There’s so much new money in poker right now that I’ve been very unlucky not to do better than I have,”
“That’s right. You’re going to put in all your chips with Ace Jack, huh? We can gamble – It’s on now!”