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Devilfish Book Headed for Feature Film
The story of infamous poker player David “Devilfish” Ulliott may be coming to movie theaters in the near future.
The Life and Times of a Poker Legend is set to be adapted into a feature length film according to Ulliott’s agency, Poker Icons.
Ulliott is one of the few modern poker pros that has a life befitting the game’s sordid past.
Born in Hull, England, Ulliott played poker from a young age but eventually became a professional safe cracker to support his gambling habits.
After the police caught one of his colleagues, Ulliott was implicated in the scam and spent nearly a year in prison.
When he was released Ulliott fell back into a life of crime and in subsequent years was arrested for armed robbery and public fighting and was sent back to jail for a year and a half.
When he got out of jail for the second time Ulliott became involved in the underground poker world and eventually made his way onto the international poker circuit.
Ulliott got his big break in 1997 when he won a $500 PLO tournament at the Four Queens in Las Vegas. Devilfish beat Men Nguyen heads-up to win the title and $20k. The tournament was also where he earned his nickname when an opponent described him as the dangerous fish.
The next year Ulliott won a WSOP bracelet and has since been a staple of the live tournament circuit.
Details about the potential upcoming movie are sparse but there is a great deal of material out there as Ulliott has been one of the most vocal members of the poker community and written two books – Swimming with the Devil Fish and the Life and Times of a Poker Legend – about his experiences in and around the poker world.