Sailor Roberts (center) at the 1979 World Series of Poker
|Born||March 7, 1931|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Bryan W. "Sailor" Roberts (March 7, 1931 - June 23, 1995) was an American professional poker player.
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' first WSOP bracelet was won at the 1974 World Series of Poker in the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event. He won the 1975 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, gaining his second WSOP bracelet and $210,000.
Roberts earned his nickname "Sailor" for having served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Roberts died from cirrhosis caused by hepatitis.
He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2012.
|1974||$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw||$35,850|
|1975||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship||$210,000|