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Sailor Roberts

Sailor Roberts
Sailor Roberts (center) at the 1979 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Sailor
Born March 7, 1931
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 1975

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.

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1974 $5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw $35,850
1975 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $210,000
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