David "Devilfish" Ulliott has long been one of poker's biggest characters, and, as they say, without characters there would be no poker. With that said, PokerNews has taken a look back at some of the Ulliott's most notable moments and compiled a list of five of the most entertaining clips of the Devilfish.
5. Devilfish vs. Tony G in the Premiere League
When it comes to smack-talkers in poker, it is hard to find anyone more outspoken than David “Devilfish” Ulliott; however, there is one man who can certainly keep up with him — Antanas “Tony G” Guoga. That was never more evident than at the PartyPoker.com Premiere League when Devilfish was all-in with and called by Tony G’s .
It was off to the races, then, and when the Devilfish failed to cross the finish line as the winner, Tony G let him have it. The Devilfish was clearly agitated and had a few choice words for his opponent. The scene was tense (just look at the other players at the table) but highly entertaining, as well.
4. Phil Hellmuth Sucks Out on the Devilfish
In another hand from the PartyPoker.com Premiere League, Phil Hellmuth had been hitting cards all day when he looked down at and put in a standard raise. Action folded to David “Devilfish” Ulliott in the big blind who looked down at . After a brief speech, he moved all-in — and Hellmuth snap-called. The Devilfish began to hassle Hellmuth, but his tune quickly changed when the flop fell . Needless to say, a slew of profanities followed.
“Don’t swear in front of the dealer,” the tournament director stated.
Devilfish simply responded, “I was swearing AT the dealer.” Classic.
3. On Blueberry Hill
Those on the poker circuit know the Devilfish is a pure entertainer and a quite talented one at that. Proficient on the guitar and piano, Ulliott will occasionally put on a show when he can get his hands on either. Want to know just how good he is? Check out this clip snapped at a lounge in Dublin at the Irish Open.
2. The Devilfish Sings Chocolate Rain
Not since Cookie Monster took to the mic has a more entertaining rendition of "Chocolate Rain" been sung than that by David “Devilfish” Ulliott. Not sure what “Chocolate Rain” is? Here is a description straight from Wikipedia:
“‘Chocolate Rain’ is a song and music video performed by American Internet personality Tay Zonday. After being posted on YouTube on April 22, 2007, the song quickly became popular. By 2010, the video had over 60 million views . . . ‘Chocolate Rain’ is ranked as the hottest viral video of summer 2007.”
The Devilfish has always been quite the showman and this parody clearly demonstrates that he isn’t afraid to have a little fun — even at his own expense.
1. “A Song for Dave Ulliott” by mbroughton
This isn’t a clip of the Devilfish’s exploits, but rather a montage parody of his transition from well-dressed playboy to the Ed Hardy-wearing rock star. The clip was put on YouTube by a long-time Devilfish fan and was an immediate hit. It was so good that it caught the attention of the Devilfish himself. One might think he’d be upset, but word has it he found it very entertaining.