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The WSOP Player of the Year race is heating up

One particular player stands out among the rest after a strong start in the series

Nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame for the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) have been opened, and some prominent figures have already been considered for the title. Among them is Josh Arieh, who is currently relishing the festivities at the ongoing WSOP series in Las Vegas. Arieh’s recent triumph, where he won his fifth bracelet in the competition, has elevated his status even further.

Arieh earned his spot by taking the final table of the $10,000 Limit Hold ’em Championship (event #22), overcoming some of the most skilled players, including Joe McKeehen and Nick Schulman. Arieh also had successful cash-ins in four additional events in just a week, giving him a position among the top 10 players in the current WSOP Player of the Year (POY) rankings. Almost immediately after, having secured 1,309 POY points with the win, he is ranked at number 9.

Arieh’s formidable performance at the WSOP over the years, where he won five gold bracelets and a WSOP Player of the Year award, and emerged victorious in elite tournaments, paints him as a strong contender for the Poker Hall of Fame 2023.

With three of those bracelets in the last two years, Arieh is showcasing a remarkable tournament performance, culminating in his latest triumph earlier this year. As he reaches the twilight of his career, these accomplishments might help him secure a place in the prestigious Poker Hall of Fame this year. While some prominent players like Brian Rast, Mike Matusow (a favorite of Phil Hellmuth), and Kathy Liebert remain without a bracelet at the festival, Arieh has emerged as a formidable figure on the circuit, demonstrating his skills and resilience against tough competition.

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