Josh Arieh wins WSOP 2023 $25,000 HORSE for sixth career bracelet


Josh Arieh has joined the elite ranks six times World Series of Poker bracelet winners. The 48-year-old Atlanta, Georgia resident topped a stacked field of 112 entries in 2023 WSOP $25,000 HORSE high roller to earn $711,313 and the hardware. This was his second bracelet of 2023 and his fourth in three years, having also won a pair in 2021.

Arieh became just the 22nd player in poker history to win six or more bracelets, placing him on an elite list populated by the game’s titans.

Player Bracelets
Phil Hellmuth 17
Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey 10
Erik Seidel, Johnny Moss 9
Billy Baxter, Men Nguyen 7
Josh Arieh, Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, Jeremy Ausmus, Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Layne Flack, Ted Forrest, Brian Hastings, Jay Heimowitz, John Hennigan, Jeff Lisandro, TJ Cloutier 6

“It was nice to capture Shaun and Daniel. I mean, those guys are crazy players and just to think they’re in the same breath as them is pretty cool. I mean this is what we play for and to say I don’t want to win every tournament I play would be a lie. I really can’t put it into words,” Arieh said Card player.

Arieh was the fifth player this summer to win a sixth bracelet, joining Deeb, Jeremy Ausmus, Brian Rast and Jason Mercier.

This win saw him boost his career earnings to over $12.3 million. This was his third-highest tournament finish ever, trailing only the $2.5 million he earned as a third-place finisher in 2004 WSOP main event and the $952,290 payday he secured as a 2009 runner-up World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event.

In addition to the title and money, Arieh also scored 840 Card player Player of the Year points for winning. This was his second title and his fifth final table thus far, with nearly $1.3 million in cash POY extension earnings accrued through those scores. As a result, he now sits 81st in the overall standings POY extension ranking presented by Global Poker.

This was also Arieh’s eighth win in an award event Tour of PokerGO ranking points. With 1,084 to her name, Arieh now sits in 11th place leaderboard focused on high stakes.

Dan HeimillerAs you would expect from a mixed-play event with such a large buy-in, the final table was packed with established pros, including four-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver (8th – $81,337), bracelet winner and 2017 Poker Players Championship runner-up Johannes Becker (7th – $103,795), six-time bracelet winner John Hennigan (6th – $134,491), four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow (5th – $176,904), and two-time bracelet winner Joao Vieira (4th – $236,163) .

After Yingui Li went out in third place ($319,906), Arieh faced two-time bracelet winner Dan Heimiller with the title on the line. He took down the final pot during a round of Omaha eight or better, picking up aces for high and low of 6-5-4-2-A to clinch the title. Heimiller took home $439,662 as runner up. This was the second-biggest payday of his career, behind only the $627,462 he earned in 2014 WSOP senior event champion.

Here’s a look at the payouts and leaderboard points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points PGT extension Points
1 Josh Arieh $711,313 840 427
2 Daniel Hemiller $439,662 700 264
3 Yingui Li $319,906 560 192
4 Joao Vieira $236,163 420 142
5 Mike Matusow $176,904 350 106
6 John Hennigan $134,491 280 81
7 Johann Becker $103,795 210 62
8 Scott Seiver $81,337 140 49

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Winning photo credit: WSOP / Rachel Kay Miller.

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