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The Nightly Turbo: Prahlad Friedman Joins Team UB, Another Bracelet for Sale, and More

Prahlad Friedman

If you've been looking for the top poker news stories of the day, you've come to the right place. Tonight, we're going to tell you something most of you already speculated on - the newest member of Team UB, give you the scoop on the latest poker pro who is selling his bracelet, and more.

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Prahlad Friedman Joins Team UB

In some of the most shocking not-so-shocking news we've heard today, Prahlad Friedman has joined Team UB. If this is shocking to you, then you probably don't have a Twitter account or peruse the poker forums very much. Ever since it was announced that Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth were leaving UB, rumors spread about Friedman joining Team UB. Now it's official and they've even made this sweet video for you.

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If you want to check out the entire schedule, head on over to

For Sale

It seems the "sell-your-WSOP-bracelet" trend rolled over into 2011. Marty Smyth took to his blog to discuss how 2010 went for him and reveal that he wants to sell his WSOP bracelet, if anyone is interested in buying it.

Of his 2010 on the felt he says, "In terms of profit and loss, 2010 wasn't nearly as bad. I lost money playing poker, but not a huge amount relatively speaking, and I made most of it back on sports betting. It was still a very disappointing year though, as I'm supposed to be a poker player primarily, and to lose money over a period of two years probably means I'm doing something wrong."

Smyth says he has considered pulling a "Peter Eastgate" and retiring, but it's not an option for him financially. He says he won't put the bracelet up on eBay, and knows it wouldn't sell for as much as Eastgate's, but says if anyone is interested in buying it, he won't take less than $10,000 and will donate any money it raises to the children's hospitals in Belfast and Dublin.

Read Smyth's entire blog post for more.

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