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UBOC5: Chad Batista and Tony Dunst Just Miss Event #11 Final Table; COACHIMNETS Wins Event #12 H.O.R.S.E.

UBOC5: Chad Batista and Tony Dunst Just Miss Event #11 Final Table; COACHIMNETS Wins Event... 0001

UltimateBet (UB) and Absolute Poker, in conjunction with the CEREUS Network, are currently hosting the fifth installment of the Ultimate Bet Online Poker Championship Series (UBOC). The UBOC5 is a series of 20 tournaments offering a combined $4 million in guaranteed prize money. Two tournaments took place on Tuesday, Event #11 $200 + $15 No-Limit Hold’em (with 1 rebuy + 1 add-on) and Event #12 $200 + $15 H.O.R.S.E., that attracted hundreds of players from around the world. In addition, the Mini-UBOC, which runs simultaneously with the UBOC and offers the same tournament at one-tenth of the price, served as an excellent option for those with a limited bankroll. The winner of each UBOC tournament not only received a nice payday, but a championship watch. In addition, anyone who eliminated a Team UB pro received $200 and a UBOC T-shirt.

The first event of the day was a no-limit hold’em rebuy tournament, which had 406 players generating 322 re-buys and 300 add-ons. This caused the prize pool to rise to $205,600, well above the $150k guarantee. Trishelle Cannatella (327th) hosted the event, her second of the UBOC5, and was one of the UB pros playing the event. Joining her were Brandon Cantu (291st), Gary “DEBO 34” Debernardi (287th), Matt Graham (80th) and Adam “Roothlus” Levy (67th). Although none of the UB pros managed to cash, a couple of recognizable names did. Tony “MUCKTHENUTS” Dunst, who went deep in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, finished in 12th place, while Chad “LILHOLDEM954” Batista became the final table bubble boy by finishing in 10th.

Joseph Udine, known as “HOODINI10” online, made the final table and found himself in three-handed action. He was short-stacked with 210,242 and moved all-in preflop with {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. FULL CLIP (426,895 in chips) called with {5-Spades}{A-Spades} as the flop came {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}. Udine needed to improve and picked up some extra outs when the {7-Diamonds} hit the turn. The {9-Diamonds} came on the river, giving FULL CLIP a full house and eliminating Udine in third place.

It took just eight more hands for the tournament to come to an end. The final hand came when JROMB, who held a bigger stack, raised all-in with {10-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and FULL CLIP called for his tournament life with {10-Spades}{6-Spades}. The board ran out {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, making JROMB’s king-high the best hand. He became the UBOC5 Event #11 champion and was awarded the $51,297.20 first-place prize.

UBOC5 Event #11 (NLH – 1 re-buy + 1 add-on)

Buy-in: $200 + $15

Guarantee: $150,000
Prize Pool: $205,600

Entrants: 406 (322 re-buys, 300 add-ons)

1. JROMB - $51,297.20
2. FULL CLIP - $30,840.00
3. Joseph “HOODINI10” Udine - $21,07
4. UNCLE_LEO - $14,392.00

5. Michael “MOSSIFIED84” Skomac - $12,336.00

6. JEZUSWOW - $10,280.00

7. BOOOOOOOM - $8,224.00

8. ILUVBECKYARF - $6,168.00
9. NICCUHPLEASE - $4,112.00

Notable Finishes: Chad “LILHOLDEM954” Batista (10th - $2,570.00), Tony “MUCKTHENUTS” Dunst (12th - $2,570.00), Bill “CRAZYHORSE76” Slaght Jr. (15th - $2,056.00), Jon “FAVALORO” Favaloro (16th - $1,747.60), David “CHECKSHOVINU” Peters (20th - $1,233.60), Grayson “THE_DEAN221” Nichols (22nd - $1,233.60), Jeremy “THECHEMIST83” Gaubert (24th - $1,233.60),

Mini-UBOC Event #11, hosted by NUTINSIDER, attracted even more players than the UBOC version, which translated into more rebuys and add-ons. Although the tournament had a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool, that number rose to $26,200. Brandon Cantu (328th), “Hollywood Dave” Stann (320th) and Gary “DEBO 34” Debernardi (140th) played the tournament, but none managed to cash. In the end, it was NO_CEILINGS who bested Sebastian “SEBBAU” Bauer in heads-up play to take down the title and $6,423.90 first-place prize.

Mini-UBOC5 Event #11 (NLH – 1 re-buy + 1 add-on)
Buy-in: $20.00 + $2.00

Guarantee: $15,000
Prize Pool: $26,220
Entrants: 541 (400 re-buys, 370 add-ons)

1. NO_CEILINGS - $6,423.90

2. Sebastian “SEBBAU” Bauer - $3,933.00
3. RUBINB - $2,687.55

4. UCALLUWIN - $1,835.40

5. JETYOURCHIPS - $1,507.65

6. 534ENFTW - $1,245.45

7. QUEEN_SU - $983.25

8. DOWNST8TE - $721.05
9. MRFISHMAN - $511.29

The 12th event of the UBOC5 was the $200 + $15 H.O.R.S.E. tournament, hosted by “Hollywood Dave” Stann. H.O.R.S.E. is an acronym for the five variations of poker it encompasses (hold’em, Omaha hi/low, razz, stud, and stud eight or better). The event, which had a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool, drew 227 entrants including four UB pros: Brandon Cantu (214th), Gary “DEBO 34” Debernardi (189th), Matt Graham (76th), and “Hollywood Dave” (71st).

A number of online pros managed to make the money including Barry “BEARW8” Wiedemann (18th - $400.00), Ross “ZESTFULYCLEAN” Myers (20th - $400.00) and Jacob “EDDYTOWN21” Bazeley, who bubbled the final table in ninth place for $750.00. Chris “LEON_BLACK” Klodnicki, who finished 12th in the 2008 WSOP Main Event, made the final table but exited early in eighth place. In the end, it was COACHIMNETS who bested NIBBLER in heads-up play to become the latest UBOC5 champion. He was awarded $14,000 and a championship watch for his performance.

UBOC5 Event #12 (H.O.R.S.E.)

Buy-in: $200 + $15
Guarantee: $50,000

Prize Pool: $50,000

Entrants: 227

1. COACHIMNETS - $14,000.00
2. NIBBLER - $9,500.00
3. GAMINGUY64 - $6,000.00
4. DEDA35 - $4,000.00
5. MATHIEUPOKER - $3,100.00
6. Walter “RUNSONWATER” Wright - $2,250.00
7. OEROCKETS - $1,750.00
8. Chris “LEON_BLACK” Klodnicki - $1,250.00

Notable Finishes: Jacob “EDDYTOWN21” Bazeley (9th - $750.00), Barry “BEARW8” Wiedemann (18th - $400.00), Ross “ZESTFULYCLEAN” Myers (20th - $400.00)

The 12th event of the Mini-UBOC5, hosted by online pro BRANDONMIK, saw 344 players, including UB pros Gary “DEBO 34” Debernardi (171st) and “Hollywood Dave” Stann (117th). A couple of PokerNews’ own also made an attempt to find Mini-UBOC5 glory, but ultimately fell short. Chad “DISCO_CHAD” Holloway exited early in 281st place, while Tim “T_RAM_STOP” Duckworth made a deep run, finishing shy of the money in 59th place. Heads-up action saw HERB1951 best EXERGY0 to claim victory and the $2,160.00 first-place prize.

Mini-UBOC5 Event #12 (H.O.R.S.E.)

Buy-in: $20.00 + $2.00
Guarantee: $8,000
Prize Pool: $8,000

Entrants: 344

1. HERB1951 - $2,160.00
2. EXERGY0 - $1,356.00
3. ZBLOCK - $880.00
4. GAMINGUY64 - $640.00
5. BRETMARTIN - $480.00
6. KING_SLIME - $340.00
7. MANNNDL - $260.00
8. BLACKDOG69 - $180.00

There is still time to play in the UBOC and Mini-UBOC. Sign up for a UB account to play and also for a staggering $1200 first deposit bonus, one of the biggest in poker.

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