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Engel Secures 14th WSOP Circuit Ring, Ties Reichard in Tight Career Victory Race

Posted on 17.08.2023 Posted Under: News

In the bustling poker realm, few tales are as captivating as the constant evolution of the Circuit leaderboard. The latest chapter unfolded at Graton Casino & Resort, the new Bay Area stop on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit roster. Ari Engel, a familiar face in the world of poker, clinched his 14th WSOP Circuit ring in the $400 H.O.R.S.E. Event #10, elevating his standing amidst poker’s elites.

Merely three weeks prior, Engel had celebrated his 13th win from an online event in Michigan. The Graton victory, which came with a $6,647 cash prize, may have been against a relatively modest field of 60 entrants, but its implications were significant. With this win, Engel leapfrogged Daniel Lowery and now stands shoulder to shoulder with Josh Reichard, each boasting 14 career rings. The duo closely trails Maurice Hawkins, who leads with 15 rings, turning the Circuit victories race into one of the most closely watched battles in recent poker history.

Though the Graton event’s field size wasn’t grand by Circuit standards, and despite an early rebuy, Engel’s tenacity and skill ensured his ascension to the winner’s circle. The two-time WSOP bracelet holder shared insights with Pokerorg post-victory. Known for his unwavering commitment, especially at WSOP-branded events, Engel humbly noted, “Their records are all more impressive than mine.”

Yet, Engel’s youth and relentless drive make for a potent combination. As he continues to frequent WSOP Circuit stops more than any other top contenders, it’s probable we’ll see him crowned as the all-time Circuit victories leader in the not-so-distant future.