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Ari Engel: Online Legend to WSOP Grinder to 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Mar 16, 2016

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During the boom of online poker, many young players passed up college or withdrew from school after a couple of years to pursue poker full-time. However, this online poker legend graduated college in only two years, incredibly with a double major (Finance and Management; Organizational Behavior). However, during his second year at New York University, he met his initial poker mentor, Andrew “BrownDog19” Brown, who introduced him to poker and the advanced theory of the game. Known to the online community as “BodogAri,” Ari Engel began to focus his full attention to poker after graduation, eventually becoming the number one online tournament poker player in the world. However, Black Friday altered Engel’s world. Eventually, he decided to begin travelling to play in live poker events. Grinding away, especially on the World Series of Poker Circuit for years, Engel has had tremendous success, capturing seven WSOP rings and is currently tied ...


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