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DEVILFISH

Dave Ulliott

  • Original Title: DEVILFISH
  • Publication date: September 2010
  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Country: GB
  • 392 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

Information

  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 20th century, 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom, United States
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, Reinventing oneself, Life choice, Life change, Looking back on one's life, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social climbing

Pitch

From prison cell to Las Vegas penthouse, DEVILFISH is the no-holds-barred life story of the UK's best poker player and all-time legend, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott.

Comments

'This is a full life story from the fish's own mouth: his jokes,
his sauce, and detailed revelations from his criminal past.
Broad, funny, northern and poetic. A master storyteller' – the Guardian

'Cancel your plans for the weekend and do yourself a big favour. Read this. Devilfish is funny as fk, ballsy, brave as a lion, mad as a bag of monkeys, and absolutely captivating as a storyteller' - Roger Cook, Daily Star

Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott (1954-2015) was the most successful British player in poker history, and one of only a few to crack America.

Summary

From prison cell to Las Vegas penthouse, DEVILFISH is the no-holds-barred life story of the UK's best poker player and all-time legend, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott.
Ever wanted a seat at the table with the Devilfish? Well, now's your chance . . . Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott is the the most successful poker player in British history, with tournament winnings of 6 million. But he started life with an unlucky hand -on a council estate in Hull, boredom staved off by a spot of safe-cracking. He finally found his true vocation at the card table. From prison to a penthouse in Las Vegas; from gang fights to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing $700,000 in a day to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet; from being public enemy No 1 to the big draw on Channel Four's Late Night Poker, Devilfish knows what it means to lose and win big. And still come out cracking jokes.

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