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From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire

Tags: Dave Ulliott, Devilfish, RIP.
Posted on 27 April 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 short article, From Orchard Park to Las Vegas: Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliot's life of poker, prison, family and fun, on Ulliott's spectacular life. His family members desribed him as one in a million and a man who loved his family. In addition, they talked about him as a rebel and the times he spent in prison.

His brother Paul said: "Everyone who knew him knew he rebelled against the rules and left school at the age of 15. It is no secret he got into some petty crimes, which he served his time for."

You'll find the entire article here.


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9 comments on "From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire "

 Fakiry27/04/2015 14:08:11 GMT
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?
 demodawggy27/04/2015 15:18:44 GMT

"...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
 Heskor27/04/2015 17:15:56 GMT
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!
 doubletop77728/04/2015 08:26:08 GMT
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
 klash2328/04/2015 12:41:21 GMT
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
 Skpmorita28/04/2015 14:52:19 GMT
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
 superthight29/04/2015 02:51:28 GMT
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.
 bowie198431/05/2015 17:21:07 GMT
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.
 GtodaM00131/05/2015 18:00:26 GMT
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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