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The Devilfish Express – Extracts from Devilfish: The Life & Times of a Poker Legend

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 01, 2010

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It’s 1997 and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott has just won a World Series of Poker bracelet in Las Vegas on only his second trip. In the extracts below he describes how he took on one poker legend and won but was re-buffed by another who “didn’t like it!”. There’s no point going home with a bag full of squirrel heads to mount on your trophy wall. You need some lions. This is where a well-known American player called Lyle Berman came in. He was older than me and had been playing for longer. He was known as a high-stakes cash game specialist, and a good one. He already had three WSOP event bracelets to his name. He was a respected player. Probably the most recognizable Omaha player. I asked Lyle whether he fancied a game and he agreed. He’d obviously heard the rumours going round about me and probably thought I ...


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