Devilfish Passes Away
David "Devilfish" Ulliott, one of poker's original bad boys, has passed away from cancer.
Also, Aria has confirmed the $25 million Super High Roller Bowl for early July.
David "DevilFish" Ulliott Loses Battle With Cancer
A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that David "DevilFish" Ulliott was battling terminal colon cancer.
Unfortunately, the former WSOP and WPT champion succumbed to the illness on Monday. He was 61.
Ulliott became popular during the early years of the poker boom due to his sharp dress and his dicey personality at the table.
His performance during the final table of the 2003 Jack Binion World Poker Open was described by Mike Sexton as one of the most dominant in World Poker Tour history. Phil Ivey finished second in that event.
Ulliott finished his career with $6.2 million in career earnings, good for second all-time in England.
Aria Announce $25 Million Super High Roller Bowl - $8 Million to First
A couple of months ago, rumors surfaced of a $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller to be held at the Aria in Las Vegas during the Word Series of Poker.
On Monday, the Aria confirmed that the annual Super High Roller Bowl will run from July 2-4 and will award at least $8 million to first provided that at least 50 players register.
The event is the highlight of the Super High Roller Series that will run starting June 27 at the Aria. The series will include a celebrity challenge tournament and a massive cash game.
According to SuperHighRoller.com, a who's who list of poker pros and high-stakes players are coming to the event but it is unclear whether they have actually confirmed to play.
Super High Roller events have become commonplace at major venues throughout the world, including the World Series of Poker. The highest buy-in at this year's WSOP is $111,111 for the Little One for One Drop, meaning that the Super High Roller Bowl will be the summer's highest buy-in.
In addition to first-place prize money the winner of the event will receive a championship ring made especially for the tournament.