Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Seat 6: Josh Arieh (6,220,000 in chips)

Josh Arieh

A former law firm courier, Day 4 chip leader Arieh comes to the final table with two WSOP gold bracelets to his credit and 6,220,000 in chip to work with, more than quarter of the remaining chips in play. In 1999, he shipped the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event for $202,800, while in 2005, he added a $2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet and $381,600 to his $4,840,393 in lifetime WSOP earnings.

He may be best known for his third-place performance in the 2004 WSOP Main Event, taking home $2.5 million after finishing just behind champ Greg Raymer and runner-up David Williams.

So far during this year's WSOP, Arieh's notched two cashes, including a tenth-place performance in Event #10: $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $10,101, which gives Arieh some recent experience in playing many of the games offered in the Poker Players Championship. Arieh also boasts top ten finishes in WSOP $10,000 PLO and PLO8 events, as well as $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw and Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo events, making Arieh a dangerous, well-versed foe going into the final day of play.

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