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August 23, 2010 18:38 ET

UBOC5 Delivers $583,000 Prize Pool in Deepstack NL Hold 'em 6-Max

Online Poker Player DUHDUHDAISY Storms Through the 583-Strong Field to Pocket the $116,710 First Prize in UBOC Event #8

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  UB's summer Online Championship tournament series continues to draw the crowds back to their virtual felts day after day, and yesterday was no exception with their $1000+50 buy-in Deepstack No Limit Hold 'em 6-Max $500K Guaranteed. UBOC5 is delivering prize pools far exceeding the guarantees predicted, and players turned out in strong support of yesterday's UBOC Event #8.

Hosted by Team UB's Eric 'Basebaldy' Baldwin, the $500K GTD event attracted 583 players to the UB poker room by the time late registration had closed, creating a $583,000 prize pool, with the top 66 places to be paid.

After almost 12 hours of play, DUDDUHDAISY walked away $116,710 richer for finishing in top spot. The UBOC5 Event #8 kicked off on Sunday, August 22nd at 16:00 ET, and came down to the final hand at about 03:50 ET this morning. TIFFANY MICHELLE and MATT GRAHAM were the only Team UB pros to make it into the money with their 26th ($3,206.50) and 57th ($1,749) place showing respectively. Michelle, Graham and 64 others all walked away with more money than they started with, but when it came down to the final table, it was chip leader DANNYILLS, UPAY4RHINOS, LOCKDOWNTEX, POOLI, DUHDUHDAISY, and JOAOMATHIAS who remained in contention to battle it out for the big bucks.

POOLI was first to hit the skids, finishing in 6th place for $26,235, followed by LOCKDOWNTEX IN 5th ($32,065), JOAOMATHIAS in 4th ($37,895) and UPAY4RHINOS having to settle for $54,219 for his 3rd place run in the event. When it came down to DANNYILLS and DUHDUHDAISY heads up, the final two paused play to make a deal, with the chip chop showing $106,710 for DUHDUHDIASY and $99,000 for DANNYILLS, with the remaining $10,000 set aside for the eventual winner and play resumed.

The match-up finished with DUHDUHDAISY holding Kh-Ad to DANNYILLS Qh-10d. The Flop came 8h-3c-4h, and the Turn card Qc connected with DANNYILLS, but the Ah on the River secured victory for DUHDUHDAISY, along with the $10,000 side pot, swelling his first prize payout to $116,710.

UBOC5 EVENT #8 (DEEPSTACK NLH 6-MAX $500K GTD)
Buy-in: $1000+50
Prize Pool: $583,000
Entrants: 583

1. DUHDUHDAISY -- $116,720 (ORIGINAL$134,090)
2. DANNYILLS -- $99,000 (ORIGINAL $81,620)
3. UPAY4RHINOS -- $54,219
4. JOAOMATHIAS -- $37,895
5. LOCKDOWNTEX -- $32,065
6. POOLI -- $26,235

Other Notables: THEBRIMMER in 30th($3,206.50), BIGDOGPCKT5S in 40th($2,332) and ENDER555 in 62nd($1,457.50)

UBOC5 EVENT #7 (PLO -- 1 REBUY/1 ADD-ON $100K GTD)

Buy-in: $200+15 1. ALLRGCTONUTS - $30,524
Prize Pool: $117,400 2. JROMB - $18,197
Entrants: 246 3. TORKOLORT - $12,914

UB's Online Championship series, featuring over $4 Million in tournament guarantees and competition prize money, continues this week leading up the $1 Million GTD UBOC Championship Monster Stack NLH event hosted by Phil Hellmuth, scheduled for Sunday August 29th at 16:00 ET.

NEXT UP ON THE UBOC5 SCHEDULE: Monday, August 23rd @ 20:05 ET 
EVENT #9 – NLH ($200 Rock Star Bounty)   Mini-UBOC Event #9 - NLH
Host: SCOTT IAN/SHANNA MOAKLER   Host: VOSS1313
Buy-in: $200+15   Buy-in: $20+2
Guarantee: $200,000   Guarantee: $15,000
EVENT #10 – PLO8   Mini-UBOC Event #10 – PLO8
Host: ANNIE DUKE   Host: JOES2828
Buy-in: $300+20   Buy-in: $30+3
Guarantee: $100,000   Guarantee: $10,000

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