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A Weekend With the Devilfish

by Joe Barnard |  Published: Aug 01, 2009


What does Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott have in common with Albert Einstein, Richard Nixon, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Diego Maradonna, W.B. Yeats, and Kermit the Frog? The answer is that they have all addressed the world famous Oxford Union, and here’s how the Devilfish joined that elite band of legends. It’s Saturday morning in Oxford. The top floor of the Union has become the ‘poker room’ for the day. I hear my phone ring — it’s the “Devilfish.” “I’m driving to Oxford in my Hummer. Where can I park?” And so begins one of the most memorable weekends of my life. We greet Dave and his girlfriend Jade at The Randolph Hotel and amble our way back over to the poker room where several games are in full swing. The contest is soon graced by more musical accompaniment with the World Series of Poker bracelet winner and England’s most successful ...

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