Sailor Roberts (center) at the 1979 World Series of Poker
|Born||March 7, 1931|
|Died||June 23, 1995(aged 64)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Before becoming a poker professional, Roberts was a rounder and traveled the country looking for games with Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim. In addition to his career as a poker player, he was also a renowned contract bridge player.
Roberts participated in the first World Series of Poker in 1970 along with Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, Crandell Addington, and Carl Cannon. Roberts won his first WSOP bracelet at the 1974 World Series of Poker in the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event. He won the 1975 World Series of Poker Main Event, gaining his second and final WSOP bracelet and $210,000.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|1974||$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw||$35,850|
|1975||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship||$210,000|
- "Bryan W Roberts". Social Security Death Index. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
Bryan W Roberts 07 Mar 1931 Jun 23 1995 97223 (Portland, Washington, OR) (none specified) 543-32-2048 Oregon
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