Dave " Devilfish" Ulliott ( born January 4, 1954 in Hull) is an English professional poker player. Before he became a professional poker player, Ulliott was a part of the Huller underworld.
At the poker table, he is known for wearing orange sunglasses and brass knuckles, on which the words Devil and Fish are engraved. With prize money of $ and a bracelet over 6.1 million it is one of the most successful British poker players.
The Early Years and criminal activities
Dave Ulliott was born the son of Stanley Ulliott, who served as a paratrooper in World War II and his wife Joyce (nee Jefferson ) in Hull and grew up in a settlement of the working class.
He was briefly a member of a music band and left at the age of 15 years out of school to work as a trophy manufacturer. After visiting a bookmaker and had won the first bet with the payout 50:1, he began with the horse betting. Finally, he lost his job because he had spent a whole afternoon on the racecourse.
After he was hired by a safecracker team, he was caught by the police and several prison sentences followed.
From a young age he played poker with his parents. In the 1990s, he met Gary Whitaker know and posted soon the first financial success.
It is reported that Ulliott in private games often took a gun, because he often played in dangerous areas.
- £ 100 Pot Limit Hold'em, European Open, London, 1996 - prize £ 11,325
- £ 100 Pot Limit Hold'em, Christmas Cracker, London, 1996 - prize £ 8,725
- $ 500 Pot Limit Omaha, Four Queens Poker Classic, Las Vegas, 1997 - prize money $ 20,700
- £ 200 Omaha, Spring Classic, London, 1997 cash prize - £ 13,250
- $ 2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em, WSOP, Las Vegas, 1997 in prize money - $ 180,310
- FF 1,000 Pot Limit Courcheval, Paris, 1997 prize money - $ 10,902
- FF 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Spring Tournament, Paris, 1998 prize money - $ 30,399
- FF 3,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Tournament Autumn, Paris, 1998 prize money - $ 18,936
- Late Night Poker Tournament Live Tv, Cardiff, 1999 in prize money - £ 40,000
- FF 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Spring Tournament, Paris, 2000 prize money - $ 29,435
- FF 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Tournament Winter, Paris, 2000 prize money - $ 34,735
- FF 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Spring Tournament, Paris, 2001 prize money - $ 24,293
- SIT 1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em, Torneo di Poker, Nova Gorica, 2001 in prize money - $ 30,303
- FF 10,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Tournament Summer, Paris, 2001 prize money - $ 53,013
- £ 500 Pot Limit 7 Card Stud, Euro Poker Championship, London, 2001 cash prize - £ 36,611
- $ 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Binion World Poker Open, Tunica, 2002 in prize money - $ 123,772
- $ 500 Pot Limit Omaha, Caribbean Poker Classic, Palm Beach, 2002 prize money - $ 8,150
- £ 100 Pot Limit Omaha, Northern Lights, Blackpool, 2002 in prize money - £ 6,090
- £ 250 Pot Limit Hold'em, Christmas Cracker, London, 2002 prize money - £ 10,500
- $ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Binion World Poker Open, Tunica, 2003 in prize money - $ 589,175
- £ 100 Pot Limit Omaha, Midlands medley, Walsall, 2004 in prize money - £ 8,000
- £ 1,250 No Limit Hold'em, British Open, London, 2004 cash prize - £ 90,000
- € 500 Pot Limit Omaha World Heads-Up Champion, Barcelona 2004 prize money - $ 29,672
- € 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Euro Finals of Poker, Paris, 2005 prize money - $ 50,091
- € 300 No Limit Hold'em, French Open, Deauville, 2005 in prize money - $ 5,442
- Poker Nations Cup, Cardiff, 2006 in prize money - $ 16,667
- $ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em, Five Diamond World Classic, Las Vegas, 2006 in prize money - $ 266,160
- $ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em World Poker Open, Tunica, 2007 in prize money - $ 109,192
- € 750 No Limit Hold'em, Irish Poker Championship, Galway, 2009 in prize money - $ 46,330
- € 5,000 No Limit Hold'em Euro Finals of Poker, Paris, 2009 prize money - $ 186,382
World Series of Poker 1997
At the WSOP 1997, he lost in a short time $ 200,000 and another $ 20,000, which he had borrowed for his losses. He scraped together another $ 2,000 to play in the variant Pot Limit Texas Hold'em. He came against his compatriot Chris Truby to the heads up. In the final hand, he went with a flush - and open -ended straight draw in. All Ulliott won with a straight on the river and thereby received $ 180,310 and his first bracelet.
In the further course of the tournament, he participated in a variety of cash games, so that he could reap in the end about $ 700,000 profit.
Ulliott also took still successful on the Late Night Poker Event and various smaller tournaments, such as the PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup and the Intercontinental Poker Championship part.