Bryan Roberts

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 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 Poker in the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event.Roberts earned his nickname "Sailor" for having served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.Roberts died from cirrhosis caused by hepatitis.
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