Dave Ulliott Battles Cancer

Dave Ulliott Battles Cancer

Monday, 30 March 2015

News has emerged that one of UK's most popular players, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, has cancer.

The veteran pro is at home with his family in Hull and according to Dusk Till Dawn chief Rob Yong, who visited him over the weekend, remains in high spirits.

Yong's colleague, Simon Trumper, posted an update via Facebook.

“I have been literally inundated with messages about my pal David Ulliott . I am still in Thailand but Rob has been to catch up with him at his home in Hull and whilst it's important to completely respect Dave's privacy I got this message and photo from Rob who said it was fine for me to share.

“So I get the Devil's house and he is having a nap, waited a few hours and decided not to wake him up and I get half way back to Notts and his wife mails me that he has woke up and said 'tell that xxxx to turn the xxxx round and get back here', so I went back to Hull and The Fish entertained me and Numpty till 5am on the piano and guitar. He's spending some quality time with his family and is really touched by all of the wishes of support from everyone.”

A host of friends, colleagues and fans have offered their good wishes to one of the game's most colourful characters.

Doyle Brunson, a man who has had his own issues with cancer, tweeted that Ulliott's importance in popularising poker shouldn't go unrecognised.

We wish Dave all the best.

Tags: Dave Ulliott, Devilfish