UB.com Ramps Up WSOP Qualifiers


UB.com is a Mac-friendly poker room that offers a Mac OS X compatible software client secured using OpenSSL technology.  With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) only weeks away, there is still time for players to get into the action and qualify to play poker on the world’s biggest stage.

UB.com’s WSOP promotion is dubbed “Series 2010.”  This year, UB.com is touting a $1,000 minimum cash prize to just show up and play if you qualify through the site.  To claim the prize, players must first win their Main Event seat through UB.com’s Step Sit and Gos or Multi-Table Satellites.  Then, they have to show up and play in the 2010 WSOP Main Event at the Rio in Las Vegas and wear UB.com gear.

At the end of the tournament, players can collect their cash bonus.  The bonus prize pool is progressive, so the more UB.com players who play in the WSOP Main Event, the bigger the bonus will be.  As stated on the site, 75% of the prize pool will be split among all participating players and the remaining portion will be shared among those who cash in the Main Event.  If there are 51 or more players participating in this promotion, there will be $5,000 added per player.  For example, if 52 players show up and play for Team UB.com, the total prize pool will be $260,000.

There are many different ways to qualify for the WSOP Main Event through UB.com.  There are weekly super satellites every Sunday that cost $500+30 and have qualifiers that start at $10+$1.  There are Step tournaments that start at $0.10 as well as VIP tournaments.

Twenty-five WSOP seats will be up for grabs in a $500+$30 tournament on Sunday, June 6th at 4:00pm ET.  The second major WSOP entry tournament will be played on Sunday, June 20th at 4:00pm ET and boast 50 seats.

UB.com will also sponsor you if you make it all the way to the November Nine final table.  If you make the final table of the Main Event, UB.com will offer you a sponsorship deal that will pay based on how you finish in the tournament.  If you finish in ninth place, you will get $75,000, but if you finish in first and win it all, you’ll receive $750,000 in sponsorship money on top of what figures to be an $8+ million first place prize.

So far, 65 players have qualified for the WSOP through UB.com, but there is no report on how many will actually show up and not cash out their satellite ticket.  If all 65 players attended, the progressive prize pool would be $325,000.

UB.com features cash game action and tournaments on top of the Series 2010 promotion.


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