- Sailor Roberts
infobox poker player
caption=Sailor Roberts at the
1979 World Series of Poker
wsop bracelet count=2
wsop money finishes=3
wsop main event best finish rank=Winner
wsop main event best finish year=1975
Brian "Sailor" Roberts was an American professional
Before becoming a poker professional Roberts was a
rounderand traveled the country looking for games along with other legends such as Doyle Brunsonand Amarillo Slim. In addition to being a world class poker player, he was also a champion contract bridgeplayer.
Roberts won the
1975 World Series of Poker(WSOP) main event, gaining his second WSOP bracelet and $210,000. His first bracelet had been at the 1974 World Series of Pokerin the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event.
Roberts earned his nickname of "Sailor" for having served in the
United States Navyduring the Korean War.
Roberts died from
sclerosiscaused by hepatitis.
His overall live tournament winnings add up to $276,650.
World Series of Poker bracelets
* [http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=27586 Hendon Mob tournament results]
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