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Pictures from my recent family vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee, where we hit up plenty of distilleries! 
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This week on the +PokerNews Podcast, Rich Ryan​ and I spoke with Angela Radich Jordison​, who did the unthinkable by winning back-to-back-to-back tournaments in the Spring Poker Round-Up in Oregon. Not only an impressive accomplishment, but she was extremely humble, appreciative, and entertaining. Definitely worth a listen.
This week's episode includes talk about Alex Jacob's run on Jeopardy!, Pennsylvania's upcoming hearing, and Angela Jordison three-peat.
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The MSPT Potawatomi Main Event did not go my way. Third bullet went better than the first two in that I actually managed to build a stack up to 90,000, but some big hits in the penultimate level ultimately saw me fall before the end of the night. Disheartening, but still some buddies left in contention including Dan Almerli​. Hopefully he can ship it! Live updates here -> http://bit.ly/15mspt_pc
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Yesterday, David "Devilfish" Ulliott passed away at the age of 61 after a short battle with cancer. Many in the poker world know that the Devilfish was my favorite player, and one largely responsible for attracting me to the game back in the boom years. It seems many are sharing their favorite memories of the Devilfish, so I thought I'd add a few of mine to the mix.

My first experience with the Devilfish happened at the 2010 World Series of Poker. He was going deep in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tournament (he eventually finished third for $150,925), and the time came for the players to full out their bio forms. There was a spot that read "Twitter:_________" and the Devilfish wrote "The are between a girls arse and p**." He proudly took it around to the floors, all of who got a good chuckle. Vulgar for sure, but that was just the Devilfish.

Another of my favorite memories is when I got Sarah Herring to do a video interview w/ Devilfish at the 2011 WSOP. It's one where he grabbed his guitar and entertained (http://www.pokernews.com/video/wsop-2011-pn-behind-the-felt-5751.htm). Be it the guitar, piano, or harmonica, the Devilfish was a talented entertainer. He constantly surprised me.

In recent years I had the chance to get to know the Devilfish. He knew I was a big fan, and I think he appreciated that. A couple year ago I did a piece on poker couples and what they were doing on Valentine's Day. Devilfish had recently gotten married and added a new member to his family, Lucy K. 

"If you throw the 'K' in with Lucy, you've got Lucky. I thought of it myself," Devilfish explained.

Ulliott also told me his unique plans for Valentine's Day: “Probably get the Mrs. to cook me some fillet steak, give me a nice massage and hot bath, and when she’s done this and got baby to sleep, I might let her hold the TV remote for five minutes. If she's really good i might let her pick a movie out. Then ill take her to bed and she'll hold on to my arse like a tree in a hurricane whilst i give her amazing sex—it’s my duty to please that booty—and she'll scream like a cat caught in a fan belt!"

The last time I chatted with the Devilfish, he was hopeful about getting into the Poker Hall of Fame, something I'd pushed for in the past. 

"I'm the only one who's done good in tourneys and more important the biggest cash games for years," Devilfish rightfully pointed out. "Did that sound bitchy?"

When he wasn't nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame this past year, I received my final communiqué for Devilfish: "I don't kiss ass, that's the problem Chad."

Devilfish was many things – a character, accomplished poker player, entertainer, friend, family man – but he most certainly wasn't an ass kisser. The thought of a poker world without the Devilfish makes me sad, but the mark he's left on the game is tremendous. I, like many others, hope they are recognized by induction in the Poker Hall of Fame.

Finally, here's a photo of the first time I met the Devilfish. It happened at the 2009 WSOP, and at the time I was nothing but a fanboy. RIP Devilfish.
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If you haven't had a chance to check out the poker documentary Nosebleed, I highly recommend you do. It's available for free on YouTube. Today I did an interview w/ the award-winning director, which you can check out on +PokerNews.
Victor Saumont recently won a European Poker Award for his documentary Nosebleed, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at high-stakes online poker.
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 Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott​ is one of the reasons I got into poker. I loved watching him on the WPT in his suit and knuckle dusters. Truly a great character. I hope he not only runs good in his battle with cancer, I hope this year his contributions to the game (especially in the UK) are recognized with a Poker Hall of Fame nomination. 
British poker veteran Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott is fighting a battle against cancer surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Hull, UK.
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Next week Monday & Tuesday I will be playing in the Poker Night in America​ cash game at SugarHouse Casino in Philly. Phil Hellmuth, Darren Elias & Andy Frankenberger​ will also be in the game (among others). The stakes will be $25/$50 NLHE and it will be both live streamed and recorded for later broadcast on television. 

Very much looking forward to visiting Philadelphia for the first time, being a part of Poker Night in America, and playing against some of the biggest names in the game. It should be a fun (and hopefully rewarding) experience.

I'm still looking to sell some action at no mark up. $100 gets you 1% (you can do the math from there). Let me know if you're interested.
This weekend, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia will host several Poker Night in America cash games. Find out the lineups here.
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Too bad they won't have a kick-a$$ red dirt band! 
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In my latest Hold'em With Holloway, I talk about my recent experience at the Mid-States Poker Tour​ Potawatomi where I had to deal with a bad beat and learned some lessons in selling action. Check it out here -->  http://www.pokernews.com/strategy/hold-em-with-holloway-vol-24-21255.htm
In the latest Holloway with Hold'em, Managing Editor Chad Holloway talks about accepting bad beats in tournaments and lessons in selling action.
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Last night I had the opportunity to stop by the opening of Driftless Glen Distillery​. It was fantastic. I can't even begin to express how excited I am to have a quality distillery right in my hometown. Will have to contend myself with brandy and moonshine for a few years while the bourbon matures! As you can see, got myself a bottle of each along with a drinking receptacle and a t-shirt. Check this place out if you get a chance.
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Very sad that my favorite poker player as a fanboy years ago -- and someone who became a friend in the last few years -- David Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott​ has passed away. It still hasn't sunk in. Fun guy, unique character, and one heck of a poker player. I'd love to see him honored with induction into the Poker Hall of Fame. RIP Devilfish. 
British poker legend Dave "Devilfish" Ulliot passed away on Monday, April 6. He leaves behind his wife Anpaktita, and his eight children.
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Every tournament I work I see a lot of mistakes being made. Recently at the RunGoodGear.com​ Series at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs​ two players made very costly mistakes, which I focused on in this week's edition of Hold'em with Holloway. 
PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."
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Back in the States after two weeks in Malta. Was an amazing place. Would definitely go back. Now home for 12 hours before heading to San Diego in the morning for the National Indian Gaming Association 2015 Trade Show and Convention, plus I get to see Carsen Nachreiner​, Matthew Parvis​ & Brett Collson​. Sounds like a working vacation to me.
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Occupation
I am a senior writer for PokerNews. My duties include writing daily articles, conducting interviews, live reporting events, contributing to the Podcasts, etc.
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  • PokerNews
    Senior News Editor, 2010 - present
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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Reedsburg, WI - New Orleans, LA
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Introduction
I'm a Wisconsin native who began a writing career in poker after taking a leave of absence from law school. I worked as an intern at the 2009 World Series of Poker before freelancing for PokerNews the following year. In October 2010, I joined PokerNews full-time as a senior writer. In addition to writing daily articles, I occasionally join the PokerNews Podcast and Live Reporting Team.
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I get to write about a game I love while occasionally getting the opportunity to travel to exotic locations around the world to report on tournaments. I also serve as the Wisconsin ambassador for Ante Up Magazine and am a sponsored member of Team Blue Shark Optics.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    History, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
    Associates Degree, 2002 - 2005
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