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    MRNASTYONE
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    New UB/AP Controversy

    Post by MRNASTYONE on Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:59 am

    Another controversy has come to light over the weekend for online poker website UltimateBet.com.

    Essentially it appeared that although poker ace Phil Hellmuth mucked his hand, he was still awarded a $5,599 pot.

    Early Saturday the trouble began when the International poker pro was engaged in a tense game with a player using the nickname ''Doubleballer.'' Yet despite having the weaker hand, Hellmuth was awarded the pot on completion of betting, triggering complaint to management.

    UltimateBet officials fully conscious of the sites past cheating scandal, were quick to acknowledge that there was a problem and promised an immediate and thorough investigation.

    Yet no hard information is available yet and the speculation is that the incorrect decision may have been the result of a technical glitch in the newly upgraded Cereus poker network software .UltimateBet and its sister Absolute Poker are the main operational components of the newly launched network.

    Paul Leggett, the COO of Absolute and UltimateBet owner Tokwiro Enterprises reacted quickly writing on his blog…..

    "Earlier today we learned about a poker hand where our system paid out the losing player instead of the correct winning hand. We are investigating this software malfunction as our absolute top priority. This is the first incident of this kind we have encountered." He went on to advise that that the system and all relevant application logs were being examined in an attempt to track the fault down.

    Exchanges between "Doubleballer" and Hellmuth, who promotes UltimateBet, later revealed that the site planned to credit the former with half the value of the pot - $2 300.


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    Re: New UB/AP Controversy

    Post by MRNASTYONE on Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:04 pm

    If I was "Doubleballer" and I had that winning hand I would be irate when they told me I would be awarded 1/2 of the pot!!!

    Seems as if Phil Hellmuth wins everyhand there no matter the cards. I wonder who else is on that "win" list!?!?

    I guess I have to put these 2 sites on my list of "Not Trusted" Poker sites Exclamation

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    Post by rodpoker on Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:46 am

    These two sites are atop many people's list of suspect/untrustworthy poker rooms. It seems that if you play their high stake games, you do so at your own risk. It's a shame too because they cast doubt on other online sites that operate fairly. Insiders seem to always have the upper hand there.
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    Re: New UB/AP Controversy

    Post by spowers454 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:28 am

    1/2 the pot my butt. I would be flipping out if I were him, and I am sure he must be. This really makes no sense and is no coincidence that it just happened to award their golden boy a pot he didn't win. What garbage. no need to ask why it is rare at best for me to even open ap/ub much less play on them anymore, and at one time that was about the only site I played.

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