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David Ulliot - "The Devilfish"


David Ulliot is a professional poker player coming out of Hull, United Kingdom. He is well-known and respected world wide by his poker playing peers. Ulliot has a nickname that stands out above the rest, "Devilfish." Stevie Au-Young a poker player that ran poker games in Birmingham gave him this nickname due to the style of play of David Ulliot. Devilfish is a fish so poisonous it could kill upon ingestion if not cooked properly.

Ulliot was a regular bad boy in his young teenage years. By age 15 he already dropped out of school being unmotivated to continue. He acquired his first job making trophies but was eventually fired for taking an afternoon off to go to the races to make bets. As a child he would play his friends and continued to take his colleagues money while they played during lunch breaks.

After a few arrests and serving prison time, Ulliot was advised by a fellow criminal's wife to stop his criminal ways and straighten up. After marrying his second wife, he did end up going straight and they bought together in cash a cobbler's shop which they turned into a pawn broking business. The pawn shop was later transformed into a jewelry store and is still to this day David Ulliot's profession along with being a professional poker player.

In the early 1990's David "Devilfish" Ulliot was already such a difficult opponent to bet at the poker tables that people stopped telling him where games were being held. By 1996 he started entering in big-time tournaments and taking the first prize home in poker events such as the Grosvenor European Open Championships in London for the £100 Pot Limit Hold'em event to name just one of the many.

In that year he had done so well he took a trip to the Las Vegas strip to try his luck. He ended up staying until the 1997 Four Queens Poker Classic and placing first in the $500 Pot Limit Omaha. Then at the World Series of Poker he finished in three events in the money including his first bracelet win with an additional $180,310 from the $2,000 Hold'em Pot Limit alone. At the Euro Finals of Poker in Paris he was demolishing the field by taking first, third, and fourth twice in Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Hold'em and No Limit Hold'em.

At the 1998 WSOP $3,000 Hold'em Pot Limit he walked off with $103,200 in second place. Every year of his poker career he was making big wins and dominating the poker world. He received great recognition for the 1999 Grand Final Late Night Poker Series 1 first place win.

In the World Series of Poker of 2000 and 2001, David Ulliot had three second place wins in the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em of 2000, $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha, and $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em of 2001. In 2002 he proved victorious at The Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open rising to first in the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha. 2003 saw Ulliot taking his first World Poker Tour title in the prestigious $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship scoring a nice $589,175 and at the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship a second place win in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em.

In London at the British Open 2004 the "Devilfish" proved poisonous to his competitors and brought home the first place prize of $162,250. Barcelona was another take over for Ulliot since he placed a first in Pot Limit Omaha, a second in No Limit Hold'em, and a third in the €2,000 World Heads-Up Poker Championships of No Limit Hold'em.

By 2005, not only did Ulliot have a sweet victory at the €10,000 2nd European Hall of Fame Challenge of No Limit Hold'em in Paris, but also a third place at the Monte Carlo Full Tilt Poker Games Invitational. In the WSOP of 2005 Ulliot finished in the money in five different events and another three at the WSOP 2006.

David "Devilfish" Ulliot can be spotted in a crowd because of his usual slick-backed hairstyle, orange shades, a fancy outfit, and the knuckleduster rings that read "Devil" and "Fish."

The tournament winnings that David Ulliot has accumulated over the years is around $3.7 million.

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