Josh Arieh

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Josh Arieh
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Josh Arieh in the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Atlanta Josh
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Born (1974-09-26) September 26, 1974 (age 41)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 16
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 2004
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 7
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 13 September 2010.

Joshua Arieh[1] (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.

Tournament history[edit]

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. Arieh finished 2nd in the 2014 World Series of Poker $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Eight Handed (Event #35). 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, "ice this motherfucker," referring to the other remaining opponent, eventual champion Greg Raymer.[2] He subsequently apologized after both incidents.[3] In July 2008, he started playing online at Full Tilt Poker.

In addition to poker, Arieh is also friends with former professional baseball player John Smoltz.[4] Arieh was Smoltz's caddy when Smoltz attempted to qualify for the US Open Championship in 2010.

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1999 $3,000 Limit Hold'em $202,800
2005 $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha $381,600

As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,700,000.[5] Most of his tournament winnings ($3,436,897) have come at the WSOP.[6]


  1. ^ US Search "Josh Arieh"
  2. ^ ESPN broadcast, final episode, the word mother****** can be heard, with censoring.
  3. ^ Josh Arieh
  4. ^
  5. ^ Player Database
  6. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,

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