Ari Engel wins 17th WSOP Circuit ring

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: February 24, 2024 18:01 PST

Ari Engel, one of the most dedicated tournament grinders in poker, has captured his record-extending 17th World Series of Poker Circuit ring. Engel, playing as "FacebookFan", extended his own mark in Event #11 of the ongoing Michigan Circuit series, the $30,000 guaranteed NLH "Big 500" tourney on Saturday night.

The win moves Engel two clear of Josh Reichard, Maurice Hawkins, and Daniel "Duma" Lowery on the WSOP's career Circuit ring winners list. Engel's latest Circuit ring comes barely a day after Lowery tied Reichard and Hawkins with his 15th ring-event win.

Engel, who also has three WSOP bracelet wins, posted about his latest Circuit triumph on X/Twitter:

Engel's win in the smallish high-roller tourney was worth $9,778.08, the largest share of a $35,492 prize pool. As he mentioned, he accounted for two of the event's 28 re-entries before running all the way to the victory on that third bullet. 15 players cashed in the event.

Circuit win #17 for Engel quickly brought plenty of congratulations and a touch of snark as wll. Legendary WSOP broadcast commentator Norman Chad, who's actually good friends with both Engel and Lowery, offered congrats but with a splash of quippy Cantu math:

Chad also got in an aside on Lowery's win coming in an event with a field a mere 47 times larger than Engel's online tourney:

Lowery, who is also good friends with Engel, was quick to congratulate Engel on his latest win, just as Engel did with Lowery's recent victory: