UltimateBet R.I.P.

Like its sister site Absolute Poker, UltimateBet is now dead. It took a bit longer to die, but has now disappeared from the Internet just as completely, totally and utterly. As Full Tilt is now definitely to be resurrected, these are the two biggest casualties of the Black Friday domain seizures.

The eleven screengrabs below - in chronological order - are all from cash games and tournaments played by our hero and by someone he knows only too well, though as a matter of policy we have never played against each other.


October 25-6, 2007: This tournament started at midnight, $20 + $2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo $1,500 Guaranteed.


July 4, 2008: $10 + $1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo, 93 runners, 10 places paid. The icing on the cake was that I had a free entry to this tournament!


July 8, 2008: $10 + $1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo, 86 runners, 10 places paid. Nice work if you don’t mind playing until nearly 4am.

February 24, 2009: Auntie has the biggest win of his career to date. (Yes, “his” career). Starting at 1am London time, this was a $10 + $1 sniper tournament with 811 runners and 81 places paid. He took 12 bounties for $24.00 and finished runner up winning a total of $938.80. And I never heard the last of it.


April 1, 2009: Scooping with a straight flush in a cash game on UltimateBet.


April 6, 2009: A straight flush in a cash game.


May 22, 2009: $10 + $1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo, 89 runners, 9 places paid. The tournament finished at 04.18.

September 3-4, 2009: Congratulations, you have won the tournament. A $2 + 20c Stud Hi lo tournament that began 21.50 London time. 70 runners, 8 places paid, heads up I had about 20K to the other guy’s 80K. And came good. Nice.


September 6-7, 2009: The 21.50 Stud Hi Lo tournament, 86 runners, 16 places paid. And only one winner. Again!


November 19-20, 2010: The 21.50 $2 + 20c Stud Hi Lo again; 39 runners, 5 places paid.


February 9-10, 2011: The 21.50 $2 + 20c Stud Hi Lo again; 29 runners, 5 places paid.

[The above article was published originally as a blog on October 13, 2012 with the 11 screengrabs here].


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