Josh Arieh in the 2005 World Series of Poker
|Born||September 26, 1974|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
|Information accurate as of 13 September 2010.|
Joshua Arieh (born September 26, 1974 in Rochester, New York) is an American professional poker player. Arieh has been competing in poker competitions since 1999. He is married to Angela Arieh, with whom he has three children.
Arieh finished 3rd in the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event and has a World Series of Poker title in Limit Texas hold 'em in 1999 and a 2nd place finish at the 2000 World Series of Poker Pot Limit Omaha event to Johnny Chan. At the 2005 World Series of Poker, he earned his second bracelet by defeating Chris Ferguson in a Pot Limit Omaha event. He has numerous other tournament victories and final table television appearances. Arieh has played for over 12 years in the Atlanta area and has garnered a reputation as a tough high limit player.
Arieh has the reputation as something of a divisive figure, often relying on verbal bullying when trying to force a hand. He has earned the friendship and respect of many of his competitors, but has also committed several faux pas during his career, lambasting Harry Demetriou after an important hand in the Main Event of the 2004 World Series of Poker and, after being eliminated from that tournament, pulling one of the remaining players (David Williams) aside and whispering, "bust this motherfucker," referring to the other remaining opponent, eventual champion Greg Raymer. He subsequently apologized after both incidents. In July 2008, he started playing online at Full Tilt Poker.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|1999||$3,000 Limit Hold'em||$202,800|
|2005||$2,000 Pot Limit Omaha||$381,600|
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- ESPN broadcast, final episode, the word mother****** can be heard, with censoring.
- pokersourceonline.com: Josh Arieh
- Cardplayer.com Player Database
- World Series of Poker Earnings, www.worldseriesofpoker.com
- World Poker Tour profile
- PokerPages.com tournament results
- Feature article in American Jewish Life Magazine