Ultimate Bet Poker signs Prahlad Friedman

Ever since mainstays Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth left Ultimate Bet Poker, UB has been looking for a suitable replacement(s) to fill their shoes. And it looks as if they’ve found at least one solid replacement in cash game specialist Prahlad Friedman.

Friedman is a perfect addition to Ultimate Bet because he already plays a lot of poker games there; he can usually be found on the $25/$50 and $50/$100 Pot-Limit Omaha tables taking advantage of UB’s 30% rakeback deals. Friedman has been playing cash games since 1999, and has earned millions of dollars over the years.

In addition to his cash game play, Friedman is also a solid poker tournament player too having earned over $2.3 million during his career. Friedman’s first notable cash ($101,446) came in the 2002 WSOP when he finished runner-up in a $3,000 holdem poker event. In 2006, he won his first and only gold bracelet after winning a $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament. Friedman also earned $1,034,000 for taking first in the 2009 WPT Legends of Poker event.

Away from the poker tables, Friedman has gained popularity for his rapping exploits, including one rap he performed during a short ESPN interview.

The poker world has speculated that Friedman might join an online poker room after he sent out a Twitter message that read, “I said I would never sign with a poker site. Should I ever reconsider? What y’all think? I would have to get over the fact that I’m ‘selling out.’ I’m the only player in the world that hasn’t wanted a deal that I know of.”

Well there will be no more speculation since Friedman is officially part of the Ultimate Bet team that also includes Maria Ho, Tiffany Michelle, Joe Sebok, Brandon Cantu and Eric Baldwin. It looks like Friedman is signing just in time to promote the Ultimate Bet Online Championship 6 (UBOC6), which will offer over $5 million in prize money!

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