UltimateBet changes UBOC event

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UltimateBet announced today that it has changed the schedule for its Online Championship, replacing a $5,000+$200 event with a $300+200 online poker tournament instead.

The poker site said it is making the change in the schedule of the UltimateBet Online Championship in an effort to make the series more accessible to more players.

"We've listened to our players, modified our UBOC tournament schedule and repositioned one of our championship tournaments within reach of more online poker players," said Annie Duke, UltimateBet's cardroom consultant.

There's a slight downside to the change. The event, which will be a six-handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship, will now have a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool rather than the $1 million prize pool it was scheduled to have before.

However, there is still another $1 million event on the UBOC schedule, the $1,000+$50 UBOC Championship event scheduled for Jan. 18.

"With a $1 million championship event and a $300,000 championship, our new UBOC schedule promises to thrill more players looking to be a part of the most exciting online championship series in poker," Duke said.

The 2009 UBOC gets started Friday, Jan. 9, and will have 22 events spread over 10 days with close to $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The series will include variations of No-Limit Texas Hold'em, H.O.R.S.E., Pot-Limit Omaha and more.

For those players who don't quite have the bankroll to spend on a seat in an event, UltimateBet has several ways to qualify for the UBOC.

Plus the poker site is hosting a Mini UBOC that will run parallel to the larger online series. The difference is there won't be the two championship events, and the buy-ins will be 10% of what the buy-ins are for the corresponding UBOC events.

For more information about the UBOC or to find out what else the poker site has to offer, visit .

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