Josh Arieh is best known for his trash-talking, headphones blaring, and pressure-placing bad boy demeanor at the poker tables. This professional poker player has been playing now for 12 years and has already won two shiny World Series of Poker bracelets.
Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia Arieh was a baseball star before he continued on to another stick and ball game, pool, which he excelled at just as well. After long days at the poolrooms, Arieh and his buddies would wind-down at a hotel room playing poker where more often than not Arieh would end up with all the money.
The first mark Arieh made in his career was in 1999 World Series of Poker in the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event where he took home $202,800 and his first WSOP bracelet. A year later he made second in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event in the WSOP and already in 2004's WSOP Josh Arieh placed third in the $10,000 World Championship Main Event collecting a grand total of $2,500,000.
A few months later, September 2004 Arieh again finished in third but this time in the WPT Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day event. The following year he amassed his second WSOP bracelet from the 2005 $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha. San Jose found Josh Arieh leaving with $500,000 from the Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker Tournament in 2006.
Although he may be known as "brash" and "aggressive" or "the bad boy" of poker, he has been featured on many television shows such as: The Travel Channel, Fox Sports, The Discovery Channel, ESPN and in publications such as:The Atlanta Journal & Constitution and Atlanta Magazine.
Arieh has a total exceeding $4,200,000 in live tournament winnings and can be found playing internet poker with his alias name Razorbax.