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UBOC5: Joshua “PBDRUNKS” VanDuyn Wins Event #1 and Final Tables the Mini; Matt Graham Bubbles Final Table and More

UBOC5: Joshua “PBDRUNKS” VanDuyn Wins Event #1 and Final Tables the Mini; Matt Graham... 0001

The Ultimate Bet Online Poker Championship Series returned Wednesday with its fifth installment and the first two of the tournament schedule’s 20 events, which boasts a combined $4 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Mini-UBOC, which offers the same tournament at one-tenth of the buy-in, also kicked off and ran simultaneously with the UBOC. The UBOC has proved to be one of the most popular online series with the winners receiving not only a nice payday, but a championship watch as well. In addition, anyone who manages to eliminate a Team UB pro receives $200 in tournament money along with a UBOC T-shirt.

The first event of UBOC5, $300 + $20 Sniper No-Limit Hold’em, kicked off with 903 entrants and generated a prize pool of $243,810. The event drew a number of UB pros including Brandon Cantu (806th), Trishelle Cannatella (681st), Eric Baldwin (679th), Annie Duke (417th), Tiffany Michelle (387th), Joe Sebok (246th), Billy Kopp (211th), Bryan Devonshire (71st) and Matt Graham, who bubbled the final table in 10th place. In the end, it was Joshua “PBDRUNKS” VanDuyn who defeated Felipe “IMPROVED” Montenegro heads up to take down the first UBOC5 event and the $54,759.72 first-place prize. Coincidentally, VanDuyn also made the final table of Mini-UBOC5 Event #1, where he ultimately finished seventh and added $1,173.15 to his bankroll.

UBOC5 Event #1 (Sniper No-Limit Hold’em)

Buy-in: $300 + $20 ($30 bounty)
Prize Pool: $243,810

Entrants: 903

1. Joshua “PBDRUNKS” VanDuyn - $54,759.72

2. Felipe “IMPROVED” Montenegro - $32,792.44
3. Darren “DARRENELIAS” Elias - $22,308.61
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4. Eric “MESCALIN8” Appel - $15,725.74

5. MURIBE- $13,287.64

6. Justin “POOPLUS” Pechie - $10,849.54

7. LUFTMENSCHEN - $8,411.44

8. 9BARELL - $5,973.34

9. MARIO_BASLER - $4,144.77

Notable Finishes: Matt “MATTGRAHAM” Graham (10th - $2,681.91), “JOES2828” (21st - $1,316.57), James “POKERPRO33” Campbell (33rd - $1,072.76), Jack “011POKERDR” Pan (60th - $682.66), Bryan Devonshire (71st - $560.76)

The $250 + $17 PLH/PLO Mix tournament, Event #2 of the UBOC5, had 415 entrants who created a prize pool of $103,750, just edging out the $100k guarantee. JOES2828 emerged victorious when he defeated CATO1983 heads up and was awarded the $28,012.50 first-place prize. JOES2828 is no stranger to UBOC success. Earlier in the night, he cashed in Event #1, finishing in 21st place. He also finished sixth in UBOC4's PLO/PLO8/PLH event back in January.

Once again, the UB pros came out in force, but didn’t fare too well. Both Brandon Cantu (369th) and Eric Baldiwn (367th) made early exits. Mark “Poker Ho” Kroon (335th) and Gary “Debo34” Debernardi (339th) didn’t do much better. Matt Graham (319th), James “POKERPRO33” Campbell (186th), Annie Duke (165th) and Bryan Devonshire (78th) rounded out the pros that fell by the wayside short of the money.

UBOC5 Event #2 (Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha Mix)

Buy-in: $250 + $17
Prize Pool: $103,750

Entrants: 415

1. JOES2828 - $28,012.50
2. CATO1983 - $16,340.62
3. FRANKRICCARD - $11,153.12
4. MCLEGEND - $8,040.62
5. BASTET36 - $5,965.62
6. NIBBLER - $4,253.75
7. DUFFY08 - $3,216.25
8. AAAAOWNS - $2,178.75
9. 08POKERPUNK08 - $1,296.87

Notable Finishes: Joshua “THE_NORF_MANN” Norris (18th - $726.25), Ozenc “THEAVIATOR24” Demir (19th - $726.25), Jack “ELLWOODINHO” Ellwood (24th - $$726.25), Walter “RUNSONWATER” Wright (27th - $518.75), HANKDAHTANK (45th - $311.25)

The popular Mini-UBOC kicked off alongside the UBOC5 events and was hosted by some of UB’s most successful online players. Michael “SPIN31” Spinasanta, who began playing poker just a short three years ago, hosted event #1. He began with low buy-in tournaments and worked his way to the higher limits, amassing $544,015 in lifetime winnings. SPIN31 played host to a successful event that drew 1,422 entrants and generated a prize pool of $35,550, well above the $20,000 guaranteed. SPIN31 failed to make the money, finishing in 613th place. MATHIEUPOKER was fortunate enough to take down the event and collected $7,589.92 for his efforts.

Mini-UBOC5 Event #1 (Sniper No-Limit Hold’em)

Buy-in: $30 + $3 ($5 bounty)

Prize Pool: $35,550

Entrants: 1,422

1. MATHIEUPOKER - $7,589.92

2. BEEN_ADVISED - $4,440.19
3. NMCNALLY0214 - $3,128.40

4. TOMMYGUNN34 - $2,275.20

5. _MANIAC1_ - $1,901.92

6. SPIRIT SLAYER - $1,546.42

7. Joshua “PBDRUNKS” VanDuyn - $1,173.15

8. ROCKSTER444 - $835.42

9. BABIO63 - $586.57

Notable Finishes: Mark “Poker Ho” Kroon (28th - $149.31)

The second Mini-UBOC5 event was hosted by HANKDAHTANK, who managed to finish in 45th place for a small cash. The tournament attracted 445 entrants, including a few UB pros. Mark “Poker Ho” Kroon (232nd) and Gary “Debo34” Debernardi (349th) made early exits, while Brandon Cantu (55th) finished just outside the money. In the end, it was IMPLIEDODDS1 who defeated JACKACELOVE3 in heads-up action to capture the $3,003.75 first-place prize.

Mini-UBOC5 Event #2 (Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha Mix)

Buy-in: $25 + $2.50

Prize Pool: $11,125

Entrants: 445

1. IMPLIEDODDS1 - $3,003.75
2. JACKACELOVE3 - $1,752.18
3. HUMILDAD - $1,195.93
4. POLO06 - $862.18
5. SNAPSNAPTYVM - $639.68
6. YUMI555 - $456.12
7. LUCKY89BLUNT - $344.87
8. BABELICIOUS1 - $233.62
9. DIREWOLF06 - $139.06

Not only can you sill play in most of the UBOC and mini UBOC events left in the current festival, there is still time for our exclusive $1500 UB Freeroll at the end of UBOC.

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