As you may know, this site started as a place to report on the weekly private poker tournament called "Holdem Affair" hosted by UltimateBet.com. Go back in my post histories and you will be able to read about our regular Saturday night adventures. We were the first, private, invitation only online tournament back in the day when playing online was legal in the US.
I haven't played for about 3 years and I'm not sure that the Holdem Affair is even still going on. But for sure it isn't anymore. The FBI has sized the sites of the three major online poker sites. UB is one of them. Here is the story http://poker.gamble.co.uk/news/ultimatebet-seized-fbi.asp
Just for fun I tried to go to ub.com and this is what I found:
I guess I don't really agree with what our government is doing here. I know that for some, online gambling is a problem. But for those of us in the Holdem Affair, it was a social event. I don't think the $5 buy-in was a strain for anyone and it was a great way to make friends from all over the world. How else am I going to meet someone from Sweden or the Mariana Islands? Well, I guess I have to officially say good-bye to Guran and Taipan as well as Marti in Texas and all of the others that I called friends.