Josh Arieh Enters Top 10 of WSOP PoY Race With 5th Bracelet Win

Last Updated on June 14, 2023 Author:Stefan Nedeljkovic

Josh AriehSummary:

  • Josh Arieh just won his 5th WSOP bracelet last week in the $10K Limit Hold’em Championship
  • He is now at no. 9 in the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard
  • Arieh can be considered a top contender in the 2023 PHoF

With nominations for the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Poker Hall of Fame now open, some big names are emerging as top contenders, including Josh Arieh who sure is having the time of his life at the ongoing WSOP festival in Las Vegas.

Josh Arieh Wins 5th Gold Bracelet

Over the past week, Arieh won his fifth bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship which also came with a first-place prize of $316,226. The American poker pro secured the title after dominating a final table comprised of some of the best players in the game, such as Joe McKeehen and Nick Schulman.

Arieh also cashed in four other events in just a week, putting him among the Top 10 in the current WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard. He is now at no. 9 with 1,309 points and if he continues to make a strong showing at the series, he could very well win the title for the second time, after surprisingly claiming it in 2021.


Top Contender for 2023 Poker Hall of Fame

Looking at Arieh’s WSOP achievements – five gold bracelets and a WSOP Player of the Year title – and the fact that two of his major titles came from high-stakes events, he can be considered among the major contenders for the 2023 Poker Hall of Fame.

A player has to meet a list of criteria to be eligible for induction into the prestigious club: must be at least 40 years old at the time of nomination, played at high stakes level, must have played poker against top players, stood the test of time, and played consistently well gaining the respect of peers.

Based on his Hendon Mob profile, Arieh has been competing in poker tournaments since 1999, which means his career now spans more than two decades. The 48-year-old has so far amassed more than $11.2 million in total live earnings and also made deep runs in other major tournaments apart from the WSOP, such as the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the PokerGO Tour.

Arieh’s recent victories at the WSOP – winning three bracelets over the past two years, the latest of which he won just this year – could boost his chances of being inducted into the 2023 Poker Hall of Fame after being one of the 10 finalists last year . The other top contenders, including Brian Rast, Mike Matusow and Kathy Liebert, have yet to win a bracelet at the ongoing festival.

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