Prahlad Friedman signs with UB as newest team pro

Prahlad Friedman signs with UB as newest team pro

Friday, 7 January 2011

Since Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke left Team UB last week, all the talk has been about who will be the next UB pro – Joe Sebok promised it would be a big name. Well, not long after that the Two Plus Two forums got to work and found a template page on the UB pro site with Prahlad Friedman’s name. Now it has been made official.

This has come as a shock to many people – Friedman was by far and away the biggest victim of Russ Hamilton and his cheating scandal and it is surprising that he can forgive and forget so readily. Friedman lost millions to Hamilton but despite the fact that he isn’t sure how much he lost and is thus owed; doesn’t have all his hand histories against the superusers and UB are still under the same management as those who tried to cover up the scandal, Friedman is willing to put it behind him.

“I think this is a way for me to get out there and be a positive influence,” said Friedman in an exclusive interview with Bluff magazine. “There’s a big charity component with my deal and I’m really happy about that. I feel like I can do a lot of good. It wasn’t really a big factor, the money. People that know me well know that my life doesn’t revolve around money. I think the charity component involves some money and that’s what I was concerned with. I think UB is down to work with me on charities of my interest.”

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