Daniel Negreanu suggests UB shouldn’t exist/Seebs UB Hand History Update

by , Oct 8, 2009 | 7:18 am

The Hardcore Poker Show makes news again with its interview on Wednesday with Daniel Negreanu. Among the variety of topics covered, Chris Tessaro and Rob Pizzo brought up Phil Hellmuth’s comments he made on the show two weeks ago, and adds comments about Ultimate Bet, a site he has been a critic of going back to their first WPT event back in 2002.


The rest of their interview with Daniel can be found here.

Speaking of UB, Joe Sebok has an update on his blog regarding another delay in releasing hand histories from superusers on UB.

7 Comments to “Daniel Negreanu suggests UB shouldn’t exist/Seebs UB Hand History Update”

  1. DanM

    Yeow, some of the most intelligent Negreanu-isms ever.

    A good reminder that we don’t OWE UB shit … sorry, just don’t … and I think he adds some sobreity to the Hellmuth competing poker-site hubbub.

  2. DanM

    BTW, I’m not familiar with Negreanu’s UB dissing back in 2002 … what was his problem with them then?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    The first WPT tournament in Aruba was set up as amateurs playing for $50,000 while 9 pros were playing for $250,000 with the winners playing each other for the $25k WPT Championship seat. Allegedly, the winner (Phil Gordon) got something less than $250,000. Negreanu was supposed to be one of the pros, but for reasons I don’t believe he’s ever said, decided not to take part.

    “Ultimate Scam”

    Daniel’s comments from Dec. 2002

    Russ Hamilton speaks out

    There was all sorts of discussion, someone with plenty of time on their hands would be better suited to digging through that mess.

  4. DanM

    Wow. those comments are amazing — especially on Russ Hamilton speaks out:

    Everything I’ve ever seen, read or heard about Russ Hamilton
    shows me he is a class act, a true gentleman, and someone you
    can believe when he says anything important. Well, believe
    everything he says except maybe when you’re playing against him
    at the poker table. 🙂

    You have a very good “read” on Russ Hamilton. He is an awesome man, and truly
    classy, generous, and fun-loving. The world could use more people like him.
    Linda Johnson

    Jan Fisher
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    Right you are, Gary. I went to Russ to ask his help in the fundraiser
    for Kori and he was the first to step up and say “I’ll do it”. He now
    is planning to do something for Jack Slatter, who needs the heart
    transplant. He is one of the most honorable men I know and his word is
    Happy Holidays Russ (H) as well as all of the rest of you, my fellow
    Jan Fisher

  5. Haley

    Don’t worry, Dan. Keep on speaking out and UB will make you an offer to wear their gear that you can’t refuse. And with it, a slot on “Dancing With the Stars”!



  6. Lone Rhino

    As Joe Sebok sleeps soundly under a freshly made blanket of UB superuser hand histories…

  7. nexgen

    Some of the things that get lost in the UB scandal are the things that occured after. Phil H. get over 5,000 pot awarded when he loses? They say its a “software” glitch? How is this company in business? Who puts money on this site, and why?