Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Solid Start For Engel

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

Six-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Ari Engel is one of the 920 players currently registered for today's $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Despite having six Circuit rings to his name, Engel has yet to capture his first ever-elusive WSOP gold bracelet.

While five of Engel's six Circuit rings were won in no-limit hold'em events, Engel managed to show off his PLO prowess during the 2011/12 season at Harrah's Philadelphia. At the time, Engel was hunting for his third Circuit ring and he ultimately rose above the field in a Mixed Pot-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha event. Engel's victory pocketed him $8,292 and showcased that he was a force to be reckoned with in games other than NLHE.

Today, we found Engel engaged in a heads up where the board read {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Action checked to Engel and he fired out a bet of 250. His opponent called and the board paired on the river with the {8-Spades}. After a check from his opponent, Engel tossed out one final bet of 450. His opponent called, but quickly mucked his hand after Engel rolled over {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, playing his nine-six for the straight.

Engel is off to a solid start for the day and now sits on about 5,400 in chips.

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