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UB Still Cereusly Screwed-Up

Ultimate Bet thought they could escape some of their past problems by moving to the Cereus Network (basically a combination of 2 corrupt poker sites: Absolute Poker and UB).  But, yesterday more issues arose when a very strange hand happened with one of their super-users pros, Phil Hellmuth.

Phil was playing heads-up limit with a player using the alias DOUBLEBALLER.  They had been playing for a bit, then suddenly this hand happened:

Stage #XXXXXXX: Holdem (1 on 1) Normal $200/$400 – 2008-12-20 04:15:23 (ET)
Table: FIR AVE (Real Money) Seat #4 is the dealer
Seat 4 – PHILHELLMUTH ($4495 in chips)
Seat 6 – DOUBLEBALLER ($7494 in chips)
PHILHELLMUTH – Posts small blind $100
DOUBLEBALLER – Posts big blind $200
*** POCKET CARDS ***
PHILHELLMUTH – Raises $300 to $400
DOUBLEBALLER – Raises $400 to $600
PHILHELLMUTH – Raises $400 to $800
DOUBLEBALLER – Calls $200
*** FLOP *** [Js Kc Kh]
DOUBLEBALLER – Checks
PHILHELLMUTH – Bets $200
DOUBLEBALLER – Raises $400 to $400
PHILHELLMUTH – Calls $200
*** TURN *** [Js Kc Kh] [2h]
DOUBLEBALLER – Bets $400
PHILHELLMUTH – Raises $800 to $800
DOUBLEBALLER – Raises $800 to $1200
PHILHELLMUTH – Calls $400
*** RIVER *** [Js Kc Kh 2h] [9c]
DOUBLEBALLER – Bets $400
PHILHELLMUTH – Calls $400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DOUBLEBALLER – Shows [Kd Qh] (Three of a kind, kings)
PHILHELLMUTH – Mucks
PHILHELLMUTH Collects $5599 from main pot

*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($5600) | Rake ($1)
Board [Js Kc Kh 2h 9c]
Seat 4: PHILHELLMUTH (dealer) (small blind) won Total ($5599) HI: ($5599) [Mucked] [2s 10s]
Seat 6: DOUBLEBALLER (big blind) HI:lost with Three of a kind, kings [Kd Qh - B:Kh,P:Kd,B:Kc,P:Qh,B:Js]

Here is the evidence:

Apparently mucking your cards can get you a win in a hand???  And also, Phil later confirmed that DOUBLEBALLER had the best hand in a chat:

DOUBLEBALLER: any idea what you are in for phil?
DOUBLEBALLER: it messed up my stack
PHILHELLMUTH: i think i bought 4k
PHILHELLMUTH: but not sure
DOUBLEBALLER: i won that had with KQ right?
DOUBLEBALLER: K K J board?
PHILHELLMUTH: yes U did

Poker players have been up in arms about this accross various internet poker forums, and fortunately the player in this hand was returned the money from this hand, but HOW THE HELL DOES THIS EVEN HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!  HOW MANY OTHER PLAYERS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED???

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…. stay away from Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet… go play at Pokerstars instead or somewhere that doesn’t let this kind of crap happen!

/rant

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