Rising British poker superstar Liv Boeree has officially signed with Ultimate Bet's Team UB on August 11th, 2009. An astrophysics graduate from the University of Manchester, Boeree got her push on a UK based poker reality game show where she was mentored by Team UB stars Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth.
She went on to become an ambassador for Absolute Poker and has now relocated over to Team UB. Boeree said that she is very honored to play with the two poker pros that helped start her poker career. She added that sitting with Annie and Phil is a surreal and interesting experience since they are her favorite poker players.
Boeree won the Ladbrokes European Ladies Championship in May 2008 and recently made two side-poker event final tables at Bellagio in Las Vegas before finishing in 37th place in the 2009 World Poker Tour championship. She has also worked as a television host, writer and interviewer on several poker shows including UltimatePoker.com, Showdown, Gutshot Television, Daily Express, Challenge TV, Gala UK Poker Tour, Sky Poker TV, Poker Verdict, Ladies' World Poker Open and the World Series of Poker Europe.
Other members of the UB Poker Team include Adam "Roothlus" Levy, Brandon Cantu, Dave Stann, Matt Graham, Michael Binger, Tiffany Michelle and Scott Ian. Aside from that, Ultimate Bet is celebrating is tenth anniversary by offering a $10 million cash bonus to anyone who qualifies online for the Aruba Poker Classic beginning with ten cent step one satellite and goes on to win the championship.
The 8th yearly Aruba Poker Classic is set for October 3rd, 2009 until October 10th, 2009 at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa and Boeree is expected to participate in the event.