UltimateBet Online Championship building to big finish

Today is the big day in the UltimateBet Online Championship (UBOC), as the successful series winds down with a $1 million No-Limit Hold'em finale and one player getting a chance at Phil Hellmuth heads-up.

It's hard to say which has seen the most heated competition over the course of the ten-day event: The daily tournaments themselves, or the subsequent jockeying for position on the points leaderboard.

Events 8 and 9 went on Friday and Saturday, respectively, and the final tables had both familiar and unfamiliar names making their way to the top.

In the Friday event, a $200,000 No-Limit Hold'em guarantee, it was mcmanusd taking top spot and $46,000. On Saturday, the name of the game was H.O.R.S.E., with a $100,000 guarantee, and it was indariva taking the title and $26,000.

On the leaderboard, rps5000's once-commanding lead has dwindled to 25, with awobball44 in second. A second-place finish in Saturday's H.O.R.S.E. event moved WiscoMurray up to fourth in points, only 45 back.

The points winner gets a shot at Phil Hellmuth heads-up for $10,000.

The final table results for the previous two events are as follows:

H.O.R.S.E. $100,000 Guarantee Dec. 9

2nd WiscoMurray $15,500
3rd spithotfire $11,000
4th Buckstop $8,000
5th YoungSupremcy $6,500
6th igolow $5,500
7th shipitdotcom $4,500
8th jpmetalman $3,500
9th TheTopDog $2,500
10th Moonson $2,000

No-Limit Hold'em $200,000 Guarantee Dec. 8

2nd stargrazer $28,000
3rd ungarprodg $18,500
4th Uli Kunkel $13,000
5th brett ho $11,000
6th Annette_15 $9,000
7th dendog2 $7,000
8th bluffenuff4u $5,000
9th twelvem $3,500
10th muchaka $2,000

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