With the celebration of Independence Day coming up this weekend in the United States, UB.com is getting in on the party by offering two tournaments that could earn players some green while celebrating the Red, White, and Blue.
The fireworks start on Sunday at Noon ET, when UB.com opens the doors with the first of two Freedom Tournaments. The first event will be a freeroll that guarantees 20 seats to UB.com’s weekly $200,000 Guaranteed, which will play out on Sunday at 4:00pm ET. The tournament, with its guaranteed prize pool of $200,000 and a buy-in of $200+$15, is one of the top Sunday tournaments in the industry.
For players who miss out on the start of the freeroll – or bust out of it – there is a second chance tournament available. A special satellite event will be held at 1:30pm ET that will also offer a minimum of 20 seats for the top finishers. This tournament features a minuscule buy-in of $4+$0.40. In total, UB.com will be offering up 40 seats as a way of celebrating Independence Day.
“What better way to celebrate the freedom we Americans have to play this incredible game than with a Fourth of July freeroll,” Team UB pro Phil Hellmuth commented. “I’m proud to be an American, I’m proud to be part of UB, and I’m proud to celebrate Independence Day with the entire poker community at the best poker site around.”
Also on tap this weekend at UB.com is the opportunity for players to earn double Ultimate Points as part of Double Points Sit and Go Weekend. From Midnight ET on July 3rd to 11:59pm ET on July 4th, players will earn twice as many Ultimate Points for their play on the tables.
For those who aren’t a part of the action on UB.com, but are a member of the CEREUS Network site Absolute Poker, the same opportunities are available. Absolute Poker players will be eligible to enter the special UB.com freeroll, the satellite event, and – if they are skillful enough to take one of the 40 seats – the $200,000 Guaranteed. They will also earn twice as many Absolute Points for play as part of Double Points Sit and Go Weekend.
The $200,000 Guaranteed is the marquee weekly event for UB.com and its players. In last week’s tournament, there was a slight overlay that provided a considerable amount of value for the players involved. A total of 906 competitors showed up for last Sunday’s tournament, with 90 players earning cash for their time on the felt. The top five finishers in the tournament all walked away with a five-figure cash. In the end, it was “DOCTORDOKTOR” outlasting “BKAPLAN78” to take away the first place payday of $44,920, with “BKAPLAN78” earning a second place haul of $26,900.
Instead of heading to the lake, a picnic, or a fireworks display on Sunday, it could be an excellent chance to take some cold hard cash with UB.com’s special Freedom Tournaments. Visit UB.com for full details.