January 20, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Wednesday, January 20th is shaping up to be a hectic night at the felt for players at the CEREUS Poker Network, where the kickoff of UBOC 2010 and the recently announced Play for Haiti fundraiser take centre stage at UB and Absolute Poker.

The midweek line-up at the pair of popular online poker sites is headlined by the first of 18 UBOC events, the Sniper No Limit Hold ‘em $300+20 buy-in tournament, hosted by Team UB’s Annie Duke; tagged as UBOC 1, it’s scheduled for 20:05 ET and has a $250,000 Guarantee.

“We’ve re-jigged our online championship tournament schedule this year to make it even more appealing and accessible to more players,” said UB Cardroom Consultant Annie Duke. “Come join me for some super-charged UBOC action, and a share of over $4 million in prize money.”

Also on the agenda tonight is the Play for Haiti charity tournament at 20:30 ET, a $5+0 buy-in Turbo Rebuy tournament capped at 750 players. UB and Absolute Poker will join forces to match the prize pool, donating 100 percent of the money raised to the Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. 

When players have shown their true generosity in the Haiti fundraiser, they can do something good for themselves and sign up for the $200+15 buy-in UBOC 8 Satellite at 20:50 ET. Finish in the top ten in this event to earn a satellite seat at the UBOC 8 $2500+100 Deepstack NLH 6 Max event on January 24th, the first of two UBOC $1 million Guaranteed tournaments.

Wednesday’s UBOC 8 Satellite is the first of five remaining UBOC 8 Satellites, all with a buy-in of $200+15, and scheduled as follows:
January 20th         @ 20:50 ET        10 Seat Guarantee
January 21st & 22nd    @ 20:50 ET          5 Seat Guarantee
January 23rd        @ 19:05 ET          5 Seat Guarantee
January 24th         @ 13:00 ET        25 Seat Guarantee

The showcase events of this year’s UBOC schedule are UBOC 8, the $2500+100 Deepstack NLH 6 Max tournament hosted by Team UB’s Joe Sebok and scheduled for January 24th and UBOC 18, the $1000+50 buy-in $1 Million Championship event on January 31st , to be hosted by the legendary Phil Hellmuth. Daily satellites are already up and running for UBOC 18.

UBOC 2010, which kicks off today, is UB’s biggest online poker tournament series yet. Featuring 18 guaranteed events, two $1 million tournaments and over $4 million in guaranteed prize pools and competition prize money to be won, the 12-day series is destined to attract the best online poker players from across the globe.
Full details on UB’s Online Championship (UBOC) can be found at http://www.ub.com/poker-tournaments/uboc and

About UB.com
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Built for the passionate poker player, UB.com offers top poker rewards, optimal tournament structures and fast-paced action games in one of the largest online poker communities in the world. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments, plus meet and chat online with Phil Hellmuth and other Team UB pros to learn and enhance their playing strategy. UB provides the best poker games available on the net as part of the CEREUS poker network.

About AbsolutePoker.com
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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