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First-Ever £5k Devilfish Cup to Honor Dave Ulliott, Daughter
It's only a matter of time before the UK's first and truest poker star, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, joins his peers in the Poker Hall of Fame.
In the interim the WPT, partypoker and the Dusk Tiil Dawn poker club in Nottingham will carry the torch with the new Devilfish Cup to celebrate his life and achievements.
Just announced today, the first-ever Devilfish Cup will start on Oct. 31, 2016, with a £5,000 buy-in and £1 million guarantee.
A £300 donation plus 3% of the prize pool will go to Marie Curie, a philanthropic organization for terminally ill patients, and a trust fund for Ulliott’s daughter, Lucy, which she'll receive on her 16th birthday.
“Rob Yong, owner of Dusk Till Dawn, announced after Dave’s funeral that we would wait a while before announcing plans to honor him,” said friend of Ulliott and DTD Director Simon Trumper.
“During his last few days, Rob visited Dave and asked him how he wanted to be remembered. He asked us to hold a high buy-in event at the club, as Dave was always proud of his WPT Tunica win.
"We thought it fitting to replace this year’s High Roller with the Devilfish Cup. World Poker Tour and WPT Foundation have been great and it is a pleasure to be working with them on this inaugural event.”
Bar, Drink Renamed in Tribute
Perhaps the most fitting tribute for a man known for his love of a good time, Dusk Till Dawn "will further honor Ulliott by renaming both the venue bar and his favorite drink on the menu, a double vodka Red Bull, to 'The Devilfish.'"
A party in "true Devilfish style" will also be held on Nov. 2 with a live band "playing all of Ulliott’s favorite tunes, including 'Johnny Be Good.'"
"We are proud to announce the Devilfish Cup for the partypoker WPT UK festival at Dusk Till Dawn," added WPT President Adam Pliska, "and to honor and celebrate Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott alongside his family, friends, and fellow competitors.
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