Posts Tagged ‘UB scandal’

Brad Booth calls out Phil Hellmuth over UB

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Several years ago, Brad Booth was at the top of the poker world since he was one of the richest and most respected players on the planet. And it didn’t hurt matters that “Yukon Brad” had an interesting back story to go along with all of his success that included grinding in the tiny Yukon Territory town of Whitehorse.

But these days, he is simply known as a has-been who lost his fortune due to bankroll mis-mangement and the UB superuser scandal. The latter ended up costing Booth over $2 million, and he cites this as the reason for a downward spiral that caused him to question his playing style and lose lots more money.

Keeping all of this in mind, Booth refuses to drop the UB scandal, and is going after anybody who knew about/was involved with this injustice. The 35-year-old has taken his story to the TwoPlusTwo forum recently so he can bring more light to the situation. He made the following post, which directly mentions Phil Hellmuth and Russ Hamilton:

I didn’t expect to hear from Russ, and it has thrown me for a little loooop- i was supposed to meet face to face with him the other night, but he backed out the 11thhour— sick riv.

on another note– they couldn’t offer me 5 million dollars tomorrow to keep my mouth shut…i will NEVER sell out to myself or the Poker community- the guys involved need to be held accountable…. no more free passes- Now lets start listening to the people that actually have investigated this stuff !

i also had a 45min convo with Phil Hellmuth the other night– i believe he owes and has some explaining to do to the Poker Community– lets ask him for some clarity

Judging from his words, it doesn’t appear as if Booth thinks Hellmuth is a superuser or anything like that. However, he does believe that the Poker Brat knows more to the story and needs to let the poker community know everything.