Ari Engel Wins 14th & 15th WSOP Circuit Rings; Tied for 1st on All-Time Ring List

Ari Engel

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.

Ari Engel
Ari Engel poses with his 14th WSOP Circuit ring

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

 August 2023WSOPC Graton Event #11: Pot-Limit Big O$400$6,564
 August 2023WSOPC Graton Event #10: H.O.R.S.E.$400$6,647
 July 2023WSOPC MI Event #12 - $20,000 NLH 6-Max$215$8,926
 March 2023WSOPC PA Super Series Event #18 - $50,000 NLH Main Event 8-Max$525$22,546
 February 2022WSOPC NV/NJ $50,000 GTD PLO BIG $500 6-Max 3x Re-entry$500$14,412
 February 2021WSOPC Planet Hollywood Event #3: $50,000 GTD PLO BIG $500 6-Max$500$16,350
 March 2018WSOPC The Bike Event #5: $365 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$365$9,730
 March 2016WSOPC NJ Event #7: $580 No-Limit Hold'em$580$17,221
 October 2014WSOPC Hammond Event #6: $580 H.O.R.S.E.$580$17,921
 August 2013WSOPC Foxwoods$580$29,634
 February 2013WSOPC Palm Beach Event #7: No-Limit Hold'em$580$26,501
 October 2012WSOPC Hammond Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em$1,125$55,503
 May 2012WSOPC Philadelphia Event #6: Mixed Pot Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha$345$8,292
 April 2009WSOPC Las Vegas Event #16: $1,060 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em$1,060$22,353
 March 2007WSOPC Atlantic City Event #3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em$300$63,018

*Photos courtesy WSOP & Hayley Hochstetler

  • Ari Engel won his 14th and 15th Circuit rings at WSOPC Graton in California.

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