Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke split from Ultimate Bet
Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke have left UB.com.
The online poker site will no longer sponsor either player after their departures were announced at the end of December. Hellmuth’s spilt from the company won’t come as a huge surprise as rumours of the 11-time bracelet winner’s potential exit have been circulating for some time after he was seen at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour without his UB patch on. Following the respective announcements, Hellmuth tweeted that he has “truly lots of great memories” of UB, while Duke says she has “nothing but positive things to say about UB and my experiences with the brand”.
Reacting to the news, Team UB pro Joe Sebok said in his blog: “While it's true that two of our members have moved on, don't think that we aren't restocking the talent. We'll be announcing our newest Team UB member next week and I am crazily pumped about it.”