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UB Main Event Players Showed Up, Got Paid
UB Pro Adam Levy’s 12th-place finish highlighted a stellar performance from Team UB at the 2010 WSOP Main Event, but he wasn’t the only UB player getting paid.
UB's Show Up, Get Paid promotion asked their online qualifiers to come to Las Vegas, take their seat in the Main Event and wear the UB logo.
Those who did would claim a share of a progressive prize pool that swelled to an impressive $265,000 - whether they cashed or not.
"This promotion is amazing and even if you bust out on the first hand, you still make good money," said Levy. "To someone who started from Step 1 at UB and worked it all the way up, that's a considerable chunk of change."
A total of 53 players took advantage of the promotion, playing in the Main Event and pocketing a minimum of $3,750.
However, four of those 53 took things to the next level, cashing in the tournament and getting an even bigger piece of UB's progressive prize pool.
Chris Bolt (53rd) had the deepest run of them all, cashing for $168,556. Meenakshi Subramaniam finished 67th for $114,205, Michael Adamo took 564th place for $24,079 and Donald Himpele grabbed 725th place for $19,263.
Each added $20,312.50 to their bankrolls courtesy of UB.
Add Team UB Pros Eric Baldwin, Brandon Cantu and Friends of UB Shawn Rice and Jon Friedberg to the list of players who cashed in the second-biggest Main Event of all time and, by all accounts, it was a great World Series of Poker for UB.