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Dave Ulliott Vol. 5, No. 10 Card Player Magazine

Give the Devilfish His Due

by Rebecca McAdam

Dave Ulliott's reputation precedes him. Many people think they know just what he's about. A sharp suit, some flashy rings, a cocked eyebrow to match a similar attitude are what is expected from the "Devilfish." Rarely has another poker player received such a mixed reaction ...

  • WSOP 2008

    by Card Player News Team

    Event No. 37 - $10,000 World Championship Omaha Eight-or-Better There was an explosion of European action at the final table of event No. 37. Englishmen Ram Vaswani and Jason Gray, and David Benyamine from France caused a lot of damage as they forced ...continued

  • The King of Poker

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    The winner of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. world championship at the World Series of Poker can rightly be called the king of poker players for a year. While the main event has become largely a creature of luck with its average field size of 6,899 during the ...continued

  • Three-Handed Nightmare

    by Julio Rodriguez

    The final table of the world championship of H.O.R.S.E. was epic for more than just the obvious reasons. It proved to be an epic battle of stamina and endurance for the final three players, who accounted for more than half of the table's 314 ...continued

  • Capture the Flag: Tim Phan

    by Lizzy Harrison

    Tim Phan resides in California, so he has easy access to the abundance of juicy cash games there. He regularly plays in the highest-stakes games that Los Angeles has to offer, and he has been known to venture to Sin City to play in the "big ...continued

  • The Oracle's Corner

    by The Oracle's Corner

    This hand comes from a $25-$50 pot-limit Omaha (PLO) cash game on Full Tilt. PLO is enjoying a growth in popularity both online and live. There is considerably more gamble and thought involved in a four-card game, in which you must use two cards from ...continued

  • The Inside Straight

    by Brendan Murray

    London EPT Gets £1 Million First-Prize Guarantee The London leg of the European Poker Tour is set to be one of the largest tournaments ever played in the UK. is expecting to send more than 150 online qualifiers, and ...continued

  • Positive EV

    by Brendan Murray

    In these straitened times, we're all a little more conscious of getting value for our hard-earned cash, and why shouldn't we look to our online poker sites and live tournament sponsors as much as we look at the price of groceries in the ...continued

  • Happenings in Europe

    by Card Player News Team

    United Kingdom Dusk Till Dawn After the bright lights of Vegas provided a handful of the UK's best with some great memories and most with nothing but a great big hole in their wallet, all eyes were back on that equally glamorous locale of ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Brendan Murray

    New Bank Welcomes Poker Players A new online bank has been launched, targeting online gaming companies and enthusiasts. Ivobank, whose investors include the billionaire Indonesian Sampoerna family with a significant interest in gaming company Mansion, ...continued

  • The World Series of Poker and World Series of Backgammon

    by Gus Hansen

    Finally, Vacation Time! I know that it might sound weird to those of you following the lives of poker professionals that there is a need to go on vacation, but I assure you that after a long World Series of Poker, I don't mind staying away from ...continued

  • Day Three at the World Series of Poker

    by Phil Hellmuth

    In my last column, I discussed a big bluff that I pulled off with 4-2 on day two of the 2008 World Series of Poker. I started day three with 281,000 in chips, which was well above the average stack size (the average was 96,000). When I sat down at the ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    Triomphe in Paris By Noel Hayes October sees the wind-down of the flat racing season - classic winners have been crowned, battles fought, and new heroes of the turf heralded. Despite this feeling of completion, the first weekend of October offers the ...continued

  • Change of Pace

    by David Downing

    I thought for a change of pace, we would actually talk about poker; not all the stuff that is important, that meta-game, thinking guff that I ramble on about every issue, but actual, real, playing-of-hands poker; that which involves money and ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Penalties for Better or for Worse The first time I witnessed a penalty in a poker game was in Trinity College, Dublin, in the late 1970s. I was pretty naïve at the time, and when, for weeks on end, a particular player in a draw poker game had ...continued

  • The Selfish Game

    by Jennifer Mason

    Several years ago, when I played more poker than I reported on it, I was asked to appear on a radio show concerning "the lifestyle of the poker player," back when it wasn't as prevalent an "occupation" for young people. ...continued

  • My 'Nan

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    In my last column, I was telling you about how July 7, 2005, changed my life. I had just walked up to the microphone for my first-ever after-dinner speech … What I was going to say, I had absolutely no idea. I paused for a while, and then said, ...continued

  • The Calm Before the Storm

    by Warren Lush

    Friday, Aug. 8 - 2 p.m. Travels on the circuit have come to a halt for the time being, so it's time for some respite. The lack of travel also presents the problem of what to write about, unless you want to know about my non-poker break in ...continued

  • Three- and Four-Betting

    by Daragh Thomas

    Three-betting and, to a slightly less extent, four-betting have become increasingly important and prevalent in online cash games over the last few years. As the general standard of play has become better and more aggressive, the focus has continually ...continued