One of the most prestigious debating groups in England will welcome one of the most well-respected poker players in the world this weekend. On May 16th, 2009, David "The Devilfish" Ulliott will grace the Oxford Union with his presence during a question and answer session for students at 8:30 p.m. Ulliott said that it is a big honor to be the guest of the Oxford Union where some of the greatest minds for the last two hundred years have gone before. Devilfish is following in the revered footsteps of Albert Einstein, Richard Nixon, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, John Hume, Ronald Reagan, Malcolm X, Leonard Nimoy and Kermit the Frog.
Ulliott's main topic will be the game of poker and his poker career. Ulliott said that poker is a game that utilizes the player's skill and is appropriate for thinkers. Ulliott's poker career includes winning a WSOP bracelet in 1997, a WPT title in 2003 and grabbing the top spot for the all-time money winners from Great Britain. Ulliott's talk at the Oxford Union is good time to get students prepared for the beginning of the UK Student Poker Federation, which is debuting 3 weeks later with the beginning of the Oxford Cup on June 7th, 2009.
Students who bought tickets for the 20 pounds rebuy main event of the Oxford Cup will also receive a free entry into the Devilfish debate. Tickets to the debate are available on a first come, first basis from the Union. The Oxford Union Society have been described as the "last threshold of free speech in the Western hemisphere by former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan but Ulliott is not letting his Oxford Union engagement go to his head.
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