Ari Engel Wins 14th & 15th WSOP Circuit Rings; Tied for 1st on All-Time Ring List
Less than a month after winning his 13th World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) ring, Ari Engel won a 14th ring at WSOPC Graton to tie Josh Reichard in second place on the all-time Circuit ring list. Just 24 hours later, Engel won a 15th ring to tie Maurice Hawkins as the all-time ring leader.
Engel's 14th ring was earned in Event #10: $400 H.O.R.S.E. for $6,647 at the northern California stop. Engel wrote on social media that it was a small field of 60 entries and "I was 2 of them."
Engel went on to win the next event, Event #11: $400 Pot-Limit Big O, for $6,564 and the coveted 15th ring.
Just weeks ago, Engel won a 13th ring in an online event as part of the WSOP Michigan Circuit Super Series to tie Daniel Lowery (who posed in Engel's latest winner's photo) in third on the all-time list. With his latest victory, Engel is tied with Hawkins in first on the all-time ring list, who won a 15th ring in May in a WSOPC Cherokee high roller.
Engel is also a two time WSOP bracelet winner who took down 2019's Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $427,399 and 2021's Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $317,076.
The WSOPC Gration stop kicked off on Aug. 10 and runs through Aug. 21 with several events left on the schedule, including the $1,700 buy-in Main Event kicking off on Aug. 18.
Ari Engel's WSOP Circuit Ring Victories
|DATE||EVENT||BUY-IN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|August 2023||WSOPC Graton Event #11: Pot-Limit Big O||$400||$6,564|
|August 2023||WSOPC Graton Event #10: H.O.R.S.E.||$400||$6,647|
|July 2023||WSOPC MI Event #12 - $20,000 NLH 6-Max||$215||$8,926|
|March 2023||WSOPC PA Super Series Event #18 - $50,000 NLH Main Event 8-Max||$525||$22,546|
|February 2022||WSOPC NV/NJ $50,000 GTD PLO BIG $500 6-Max 3x Re-entry||$500||$14,412|
|February 2021||WSOPC Planet Hollywood Event #3: $50,000 GTD PLO BIG $500 6-Max||$500||$16,350|
|March 2018||WSOPC The Bike Event #5: $365 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$365||$9,730|
|March 2016||WSOPC NJ Event #7: $580 No-Limit Hold'em||$580||$17,221|
|October 2014||WSOPC Hammond Event #6: $580 H.O.R.S.E.||$580||$17,921|
|August 2013||WSOPC Foxwoods||$580||$29,634|
|February 2013||WSOPC Palm Beach Event #7: No-Limit Hold'em||$580||$26,501|
|October 2012||WSOPC Hammond Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em||$1,125||$55,503|
|May 2012||WSOPC Philadelphia Event #6: Mixed Pot Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha||$345||$8,292|
|April 2009||WSOPC Las Vegas Event #16: $1,060 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em||$1,060||$22,353|
|March 2007||WSOPC Atlantic City Event #3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em||$300||$63,018|
*Photos courtesy WSOP & Hayley Hochstetler