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$1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot won at UB Poker

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“ODESSA99” has to be the happiest player in online poker after being the lucky (or unlucky) person to lose with a hand of four queens at UB Poker. When ODESSA99 lost with quads queens, the $1,048,383 Bad Beat Jackpot was unlocked! ODESSA99 earned the largest share of this jackpot at $340,875, while the poker hand winner – “FARFLUNG” – earned over $170k of the jackpot. The prize money didn’t stop here though because another $170k was distributed to a bunch of lucky players, who just happened to be playing the same poker games and stakes as ODESSA99 and FARFLUNG. When …

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UB Poker is running Centerfold Bounty Tournaments

We’ve recently seen Victory Poker running promotions involving the chance to play poker against centerfold models. Perhaps UB Poker has noticed this too since they’ve decided to bring back their Centerfold Bounty tournaments. As the name implies, the Centerfold Bounty tournaments allow you to collect a $200 bounty after knocking out a centerfold. And what’s great about these events is that any poker tournament could become a Centerfold Bounty tourney. Last Thursday, UB’s $75,000 Guaranteed holdem poker event became a Centerfold Bounty tournament, and several models played in it. So in addition to already playing for a $75k prize pool …

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Annie Duke is Commissioner of New Poker League

Just weeks after leaving UB Poker, it looks like Annie Duke already has a new job lined up. She is going to head a new casino poker league that seeks to have the same professional players compete across a series of tournaments. The league, which doesn’t have a name yet, has been described by some as the PGA of poker since the same pros will be competing in each event. This differs from most other organizations since they allow anyone who pays a buy-in a chance to play poker. Even players who don’t pay the buy-in can win prize packages …

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Ultimate Bet’s Mini-UBOC is starting Soon

Do you feel left out of Ultimate Bet Poker’s UBOC6 because you don’t have several hundred dollars for the tournament buy-ins? Well don’t get down on yourself because the Mini-UBOC is right around the corner, which means you’ll be able to play poker for huge prize pools at a fraction of the cost. And to top it all off, you’ll be able to cash in on Ultimate Bet’s huge 30% rakeback deals too! In all, the Mini-UBOC will run 29 tournaments with $350,000 in guaranteed prize money on the table. And everything culminates with the $50,000 Championship Monster Stack event, …

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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 …

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Both Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth leave Ultimate Bet

After nearly a decade of promoting fantastic online poker promotions and 30% rakeback deals, both Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth announced that they are leaving Ultimate Bet Poker. So was it a fiery argument or shocking scandal that forced both Duke and Hellmuth to leave? Not in the slightest since UB is one of the most reputable poker rooms in the industry, and both players left the company amicably. Earlier this month, we reported that Hellmuth might be leaving Ultimate Bet and those rumors were confirmed last night. The news broke when Hellmuth sent out a Twitter post that read, …

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Phil Hellmuth Rumoured to be leaving UB

Phil Hellmuth has become synonymous with Ultimate Bet Poker as he’s been with the company since the late 90’s.  However, the unthinkable has happened and people are actually speculating that Hellmuth might leave UB after he showed up to the PokerStars NAPT Los Angeles event without his customary Ultimate Bet gear. Since signing a deal with Ultimate Bet, it’s become customary for Hellmuth to be decked out in UB logos.  However, the absence of poker logos at the NAPT Los Angeles poker tournament started the rumors that Hellmuth could be signing elsewhere.  In addition to this, several poker news outlets …

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Ultimate Bet signs Maria Ho

Ultimate Bet has already signed some of the most successful female casino poker players in the business since they currently sponsor both Annie Duke and Tiffany Michelle.  But UB isn’t stopping here since they recently signed a deal with the ever-popular Maria Ho.  Some of Ho’s notable poker tournament accomplishments include being the last women standing in the 2007 WSOP* Main Event (38th place, $237,865), cashing eight times in the WSOP* and cashing three times in the WPT.  To date, Ho has earned over $360,000 in live tournament winnings despite the fact that she is mainly known for playing high …

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Ultimate Bet Bad Beat Jackpot worth over $570,000!

One of the most popular online poker deals ever is the bad beat jackpot offered at Ultimate Bet Poker.  This jackpot is always worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it has grown as high as $800,000 in the past. And while it may not be big poker news to the regulars at UB, the bad beat jackpot is steadily climbing to massive amounts once again since it’s currently worth over $570,000.  The payout structure for the bad beat jackpot works like this: – The loser gets 50% – The winner gets 25% – The rest of the players dealt …

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Ultimate Bet has Excellent Micro Stakes Promotion

If you play micro stakes poker games, you don’t expect to play for lots of money at this juncture.  In fact, you are probably just hoping to improve your poker strategy before moving on to higher stakes.  But at Ultimate Bet Poker, you don’t have to wait for the higher stakes before playing for lots of cash.  You can play poker for major money right now through their Perfect Play promotion! Altogether there will be over $100,000 worth of prizes offered with the money spread out over several different promotions.  In Perfect 10, you will compete in $10 +$1 tournaments …

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