Oft hidden in the UB shadows behind brighter lights Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth (the latter of whom came in 7th place at this same event, for a $152,856 pay day), Eric Baldwin may be stepping out further into the UB limelight after this big triumph.
This WPT World Championship Main Event win marks the third cash for Eric Baldwin in just two weeks time, having finished in second on April 9th at Event #10, a $1,000 buy-in NL Holdem event, for a $12,125 win. Then, a few days later, he cashed in 6th place at Event #18 for an addition $20,793 in his pocket.
This is a great confirmation of Baldwin’s deservingness of the 2009 Card Player Of The Year Award that he was awarded by CardPlayer Magazine. Contributing also to his now over $3.7 million in career winnings were the following 2009 achievements:
- 1st at Event #15 in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $256,600
- 1st at Event #9 of the Caesars Palace Classic for $10,686
- 1st at Event #24 of the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza II for $198,933
Baldwin also won $521,932 in the 2009 WSOP. Currently UB.com is hoping to find the next World Series of Poker champion, and is willing to pay for it. Check out the 2010 WSOP satellites and bonuses UB.com has going now.