UBOC players jockeying for shot at Hellmuth

Day 5 of the UltimateBet Online Championship (UBOC) wrapped up yesterday, with a $13,000 win for thereal mccoy and some big moves on the points leaderboard.

The first order of business yesterday was the fifth event in the ten-day series, the $40,000 guarantee Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better showdown. Registration was busy and the prize pool grew to $50,000 before play started, and it wasn't long before some strong Internet pros began to stake their claim to it.

It came down to thereal mccoy and PearlJammed heads-up for the title, and it was the former taking down the last pot for a $13,000 win and a shiny UBOC bracelet.

rps5000 still holds down top spot on the leaderboard, but PearlJammed's second-place finish bumped him up to fourth in points, now only 76 behind the leader. A third-place finish for rkruok in the Limit Omaha event also pushed him up to third on the points leaderboard. Witz17 is second.

The eventual points winner scores a heads-up match against Phil Hellmuth for $10,000.

Next up, a $200 + $15 No-Limit Hold'em event with a $100,000 guarantee tonight at 8 p.m. (EST).

The final table results for the Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better event were as follows:

1stthereal mccoy$13,000
2nd PearlJammed $7,750
3rd rkruok $5,500
4th DEEEEUUCE $4,000
5th rkruok $5,200
6th kice32 $3,250
7th PrimedUp $2,750
8th gassitt $2,250
9th bslick23 $1,750
10th fiveaceswins $1,250

UltimateBet.com is also reporting its $2 million Online Championship has drawn lots of attention from poker players around the world since its start on Dec. 1 and, among other factors, has helped boost action by almost 60% according to a company spokesman.

For more information, or to participate, visit UltimateBet.

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