Arieh and Ferguson Have Met Before
The last time @golferjosh won a @WSOP event was 12 years ago and he beat Chris Ferguson heads-up. Maybe history repeats itself tonight?— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley)
Back in 2005, Josh Arieh captured his second-career WSOP bracelet when he defeated Chris Ferguson heads-up to win the $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament for $381,600. Since then, Arieh has managed to add four additional final tables and several final table bubbles, but he has yet to capture bracelet number three.
For Ferguson, his last WSOP bracelet came in 2003 when he won the $2,000 1/2 Limit Hold'em - 1/2 Seven Card Stud for $66,220 and his fifth career WSOP bracelet. Although Ferguson took a hiatus from the WSOP, he has rebounded over the past couple of years, capturing 11 cashes this year and 10 last year, including one final table.