I must be one of the few people who don't know how to play poker. It's more to do with not really wanting to play the game. I've won and lost at three-card brag.
However, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in learning from professional gamblers. I'm not sure where I first heard about Dave Ulliott. It was either on the internet or one of those poker games on TV back in the day. I'm pretty sure it was the latter, although the name ''Devil Fish'' didn't mean too much to me.
I remember seeing a racehorse with the same name but I didn't put two and two together until about ten years after the date! I'm sure Dave would have come out with a wisecrack about my lack of appreciation of this fine game and his celebrity status as one of the best poker players in the UK (if not the world).
Anyway, I happened to see a video on YouTube about the Devil Fish. I get a feeling it was in his early days of player poker for a living. I will see if I can find a link to the episode as it was a good watch.
Just found it: Dave Ulliott (DevilFish) Documentary.
I enjoyed this gritty video which led me to purchase his autobiography.
I've stormed through the first 100 pages like the Devil Fish would shuffle a pack of cards. I tell you this if you want to read a book with humour, blood, sweat and tears, then you need to give this a few hours of your time as you won't be disappointed.
I've not even got to the part where he's playing poker against the best in the world and it's one of the best books I've ever read.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the rest and update this post with my conclusion (which is pretty much going to say it's one great title).
God bless, Dave, who sadly passed away long before his time.
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