LONDON, July 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- "Devilfish - The Life & Times of a Poker Legend" Tells The Remarkable Rags to Riches, Prison to Penthouse Story of One of The World's Best Poker Players
The long wait for the eagerly anticipated autobiography of one of the poker world's most colourful characters, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, is over.
"Devilfish - The Life & Times of a Poker Legend" will be published in the UK by Penguin on September 9, 2010 and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Devilfish-Life-Times-Poker-Legend/dp/067091889X/ref=s r_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273580006&sr=1-1
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In his own unique and hilarious style, Devilfish tells his incredible story of growing up in the back streets of Hull, moving into the criminal underground as a teenager, time spent in jail, broken marriages, and many violent and bloody encounters, through to his ultimate redemption -- and riches -- as one of the world's best known and most successful poker players.
From unusual jobs such as safe cracking, boxing, and running a fake driving instructor scam to meet girls, Ulliott went on to win a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet and almost $6 million in poker tournament earnings, making him the most successful British player of all time and a legend on the world poker stage.
"You only win big when you risk big," says Ulliott. "Life is a blast. It don't last. Live it long and live it fast."
Full of colour, candour, and comedy in "Devilfish - The Life & Times of a Poker Legend", Ulliott is revealed as natural raconteur as he effortlessly casts his wit and wisdom over the tragedy and triumph that is his remarkable life -- rags to riches, prison to penthouse, mug to millionaire.
'Devilfish is a Top 10 poker legend' Poker Player Magazine 'How, as mere mortals, can we play like the Devilfish?' Jesse May, TV commentator 'One of the most eagerly awaited poker books' Bluff Europe
Dave Ulliott has made 11 World Series of Poker final tables, winning one bracelet ($2,000 pot-limit hold'em in 1997), coming second four times and third three times. In 1999 he won the first series of seminal poker TV show Late Night Poker, in 2003 he won the $10,000 World Poker Tour World Championship event and in 2009 took down the Euro Finals of Poker Diamond Championship event in Paris.
He is the all-time leading UK tournament poker player with cashes of $5.9 million in around 200 tournaments around the world.
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