Einiger wins UBT St. Kitts Classic.
Experienced blackjack player, Ken Einiger, came out on top of a field of professionals and novices at the St. Kitts Classic in the Ultimate Blackjack Tour (UBT). The World Champion cashed in for $64,000 in prize money during the no holds barred Elimination Blackjack tournament. He also scored his second gold UBT champion necklace and a $10,000 seat at the UBT championship, at the end of the year, at California's Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, which has a prize pool of between $2 and $3 million plus a guaranteed first place prize of $1 million.
‘I've played in hundreds of blackjack tournaments, and with the exception of my World Blackjack Championship in 2005, none were as exciting as this,’ said Einiger. ‘I wrote the official book on how to succeed in UBT's Elimination Blackjack tournaments, so I guess it's fitting that I bring home a couple championships along the ride.’
As well as being World Champ, Einiger is also a member of the fourteen player Team UBT, which includes well-known card pros Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Freddy Deeb, Antonio Esfandiari, Anthony Curtis, and many others. His book, called ‘Play to Win: A World Champion's Guide to Winning Blackjack Tournaments’ was updated this year to include Elimination Blackjack tournament strategies and insights.
The St. Kitts tournament was the second of several stops along Ultimate Blackjack Tour's opening world tour, bringing Elimination Blackjack to major casinos in Las Vegas, California, Paris, the Caribbean, and many other international gaming areas.
CBS is currently airing the ten episodes first season of the UBT, which features the world’s top poker and blackjack players in action.