Josh Arieh

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Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh.jpg
Josh Arieh in the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s)Atlanta Josh
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Born (1974-09-26) September 26, 1974 (age 44)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)16
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 2004
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)7
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 13 September 2010.

Josh Arieh (born September 26, 1974 in Rochester, New York) is an American professional poker player. Arieh has been competing in poker competitions since 1999. He is married to Angela Arieh, with whom he has three children.

Tournament history[edit]

Arieh finished in third place in the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and has a World Series of Poker title in Limit Texas hold 'em in 1999 and a 2nd-place finish at the 2000 World Series of Poker Pot Limit Omaha event to Johnny Chan. At the 2005 World Series of Poker, he won his second bracelet by defeating Chris Ferguson in a Pot Limit Omaha event. Arieh finished 2nd in the 2014 World Series of Poker $5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Eight Handed (Event #35). He has several other tournament victories and final table television appearances.

As of 2017, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,800,000.[1] Most of his tournament winnings ($4,559,258) have come at the WSOP.[2]


Arieh has the reputation as something of a divisive figure, often relying on verbal bullying when trying to force a hand. He has earned the friendship and respect of many of his competitors, but has also committed several faux pas during his career, lambasting Harry Demetriou after an important hand in the Main Event of the 2004 World Series of Poker and, after being eliminated from that tournament, pulling one of the remaining players (David Williams) aside and whispering, "ice this motherfucker," referring to the other remaining opponent, eventual champion Greg Raymer.[3] He subsequently apologized after both incidents.[4]

Arieh is friends with former professional baseball player John Smoltz.[5] Arieh was Smoltz's caddy when Smoltz attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open Championship in 2010.

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1999 $3,000 Limit Hold'em $202,800
2005 $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha $381,600


  1. ^ "Josh Arieh's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database.
  2. ^ "".
  3. ^ ESPN broadcast, final episode, the word mother****** can be heard, with censoring.
  4. ^ "Josh Arieh".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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