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Poker Pro Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin Named to Ultimate Bet Sponsored Pro Team
The UB signing spree continued today as the company announced it has inked Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin to a sponsorship deal.
The signing comes just days after Baldwin secured CardPlayer’s Player of the Year honors with 6,994 POY points and $1.5 million in tournament winnings including a WSOP bracelet in 2009.
So far this year, UB has signed Joe Sebok, Billy Kopp, Brandon Cantu and Liv Boeree.
“I am eager to be a part of UB’s new brand direction,” said Baldwin. “I carefully weighed my sponsorship opportunities over the last couple months and after meeting with UB officials and the Team UB pros, it’s very clear that UB is the perfect fit.”
Baldwin has only been playing poker for a few years, but in that time he has built a reputation as an extremely talented player at both live and online tournaments.
He has already recorded victories at the WSOP, the Venetian Deep Stack and the WPT Five Diamond series.
Baldwin has also won a number of major online tournaments including the Full Tilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed, the Bodog $100k guaranteed and PokerStars Super Tuesday.
In total, Baldwin has amassed over $2.6 million in tournament winnings.
“Eric Baldwin isn’t just a new UB.com pro, he is UB,” said Annie Duke, UB’s cardroom consultant. “Eric loves the game more than anything else in the world, he plays to win, and he’s respected for his passion at the tables. We really couldn’t be more ecstatic to have the Player of the Year on our team.”
You will be able to find Baldwin on UB tables under the username "eric_baldwin." Online players at UB can use the site’s buddy list feature to find out where he is playing at any time of the day.