Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin Re-Signs With Ultimate Bet

Following the recent departure of Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke from Ultimate Bet, the online poker room has further consolidated its image as a site which young players can relate to by announcing the re-signing of sponsored pro Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin.
Commenting on the renewed deal, the US pro said: “Signing again with was a no-brainer. I like the direction that the site is headed and I’m really feeling the new, younger Team UB. I’m excited to continue to be a big part of it.”
The Nevada based pro first joined on a years contract back in December 2009, a few days after winning the Card Player Magazine’s Player of the Year (POY). That year Baldwin won four tournament and had 22 cashes at various events for total winnings of $1,511,474.
Since joining the site, Baldwin’s success has continued unabated and he has gone on to win a further $1.4 million from live tournaments in 2010. At present Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin has around $4.5 million in career earnings from live and online tournaments and his list of achievements include winning a WSOP bracelet in 2009 at the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $521,991, and finishing 59th a the 2010 WSOP Main Event for $138,285.
His continuing success has now seen the 27 year-old offered a two year extension to his contract, which he was pleased to accept. Commenting on what the future at holds in store, Eric Baldwin said:
“I would definitely look for us to expand, continue to add some exciting names, and really strengthen that core team..We want to be new and exciting and target the crowd that wants to live the poker lifestyle.”
The sponsored pro roster at now includes the recently signed Prahlad Friedman, alongside Joe Sebok, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Maria Ho, Bryan Devonshire, Adam Levy, Hollywood Dave, Scott Ian, and of course Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin.

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