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From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire

Tags: Dave Ulliott, Devilfish, RIP
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by "T".
As most of you probably are aware of, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott passed away at the age of 61 on April 6, 2015 after losing a battle against terminal bowel and liver cancer. Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Shak and many other poker pros all over the world have paid tribute to his memory via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms since his death. Last week, Hull Daily Mail made a sh[...]   Read more » From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire

  27-Apr-15, 14:08   #1
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Never heard of Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, but just for what i have read here, his life would give a great movie. Poker, crime, family, all of these are great values to include in a great movie which, by the way, use to work well together. We can all imagine the way he was at the tables and the crimes he planned and commited outside the tables, always with the family drama surrounding his story. Who will pick this idea up?

  27-Apr-15, 15:18   #2

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"...Never heard of Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott..."

Probably the English know him best,...but he's been on a LOT of the various television poker broadcasts...!

Never knew he was a convicted criminal though,...but now that you mention it....

Take a lesson here,....if you sit on your 'ass' playing poker your whole life,'ll be your demise....! Big Smile Spade

  27-Apr-15, 17:15   #3
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Wow nice story for one of the player i never heard of until now, all poker players i know has an addiction for poker and also the vices around it that makes poker looks bad, but still it is those that make the good story better, anyway keep posting more of those as it is fun to read and good luck hope you guys make your own story, Anyway me going to bed now and hope you have fun tonight at the tables mate!

  28-Apr-15, 08:26   #4
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What a great article this is about a very colourfull character and great poker player. The Dave Ulliott story would definitely make a very good movie and i hope, one day, somebody makes it

  28-Apr-15, 12:41   #5
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He use to be very well known in the poker scene as someone not shy to say what he thinks and he was definitely a very interesting guy.
He had only recently been backing a new poker site called Devilfish poker and it had been promoted on a crowd funding site so it will be interesting to see where that goes.
The poker world may be full of the new young internet whizzkids but I would definitely prefer to hear from players such as Devilfish and Doyle Brunson. Smile

  28-Apr-15, 14:52   #6
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that is the beauty of poker
it is a life changing game and anyone can take a shot at it
devilfish was a great player and awesome funny human being
i enjoyed watching him and i am sure the pros enjoyed having him on the poker table
may he rest in peace
and all the comments from the pros about his death .. it shows that is a great community
enemies at the table but always friends

  29-Apr-15, 02:51   #7

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guess so mobsters it maybe an action story soon,never heard of this guy nor search but i got feeling this man well be famous someday.. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Worship Worship thanks and have fun.

  31-May-15, 17:21   #8

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Posted by superthight:
guess so mobsters it maybe an action story soon,never heard of this guy nor search but i got feeling this man well be famous someday..

I guess if you would take the time to actually read the damn article once when you are commenting on it would help, right?
He was already famous. He just passed away. There will be no goddamn action story 'cuz he was a cardplayer, he didn't escaped from prison.

  31-May-15, 18:00   #9
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I was fortunate enough to see him in a few tournies on tv. he seemed to be a bit of a reserved but cocky player at the same time. respectfull and seff assured I guess would be a better way of puting that. He will be missed in the poker world... rest in peace Devil Fish.

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