Dave Ulliott

English poker player

David A. Ulliott (4 April 1954 – 6 April 2015), known by the nickname Devilfish, was an English professional gambler and poker player. Ulliott was a minor figure in the Hull underworld, but went on to become a World Series of Poker bracelet-winner, and a mainstay of televised poker.

Dave Ulliott
Dave Ulliott on the 2005 World Series of Poker
Personal information
Nickname(s)The Devilfish, The Clock
Born(1954-04-04)4 April 1954
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died6 April 2015(2015-04-06) (aged 61)
Home townKingston upon Hull

At the poker table, he is known for wearing orange sunglasses, a sharp suit (or leather jacket) and gold knuckleduster rings reading "Devil" and "Fish", which he made himself.[1]

He lived in Kingston upon Hull, not far from where he grew up. Ulliott died on 6 April 2015 from colon cancer.[2][3]


  1. Rydin, Staffin. "David "Devilfish" Ulliot". PokerListings.com. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
  2. Pempus, Brian (2015-04-06). "Poker Legend Dave 'DevilFish' Ulliott Passes Away". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  3. Bradley, Lance (2015-04-06). "David "Devilfish" Ulliott Dies Following Cancer Battle". bluff.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06.

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