Ari Engel now stands alone because the all-time World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring chief. The Canadian poker professional was tied with Maurice Hawkins with 15 WSOPC titles to his identify due to back-to-back victories throughout the WSOPC Graton Casino cease in Northern California in August. On Tuesday, Oct. 10 he emerged victorious within the $400 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better occasion on the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond pageant for his record-setting 16th ring.
“It’s obviously nice to win, but my heart is in Jerusalem right now, so it’s bittersweet. I’ve been playing a lot of these tournaments and it’s definitely better to win them than lose,” Engel informed Poker.org reporters after popping out on high.
He additionally talked about the opposite gamers close to the highest of the WSOPC rings leaderboard, saying, “Maurice [Hawkins], Josh [Reichard], and Dan Lowery all have much better ratios when it comes to tournaments played versus rings. I play a lot more than them. They’re records are good and they’re good players.”
Here are the 9 gamers with 10 or extra WSOPC rings gained:
|14||Joshua Reichard, Daniel Lowery|
|10||Jeffrey Trudeau Jr., Robert Hankins, Martin Ryan, David Larson|
The two-time WSOP bracelet winner from Toronto, Canada has gained 5 rings in 2023 alone, with two coming on-line to go along with his two in California and one in Indiana. Engel’s very first ring victory occurred again in 2007, when he took down a $300 buy-in occasion at WSOP Caesars Atlantic City for $63,018.
Engel, who turned 40 years outdated final month, now has greater than $8.7 million in match earnings, with over $1 million of that coming from his 181 recorded WSOPC cashes. This newest win was his sixth total victory of the 12 months. He earned 96 Card Player Player of the Year factors for the win.
Engel’s 24 POY-qualified final-table finishes are probably the most of any participant to date in 2023. With 2,648 whole factors, he now sits in eightieth place within the total POY standings offered by Global Poker.
Below is a take a look at the complete final-table outcomes from Engel’s record-setting victory:
|7||Anthony De Jesus||$1,341||24|