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Name: Brian Roberts
Alias: Sailor
Hometown: N/A
Nationality: American
Total Winnings (as of Jan '07):
$276,650 (live tournament)
Notable accomplishments:
WSOP Highlights:
 Bracelet(s): 2
 Money finishes: 3
 Highest ITM main event finish: Winner, 1975
 *ITM = in the money, To place high enough in a poker tournament to get prize money.
WPT Highlights:
 Titles: N/A
 Final tables: N/A
 Money finishes: N/A

Brian 'Sailor' Roberts Biography

Brian "Sailor" Roberts was an American professional poker player.

Roberts was a rounder who traveled the country with other poker legends Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim. Eventually Roberts like Brunson and Slim became a professional poker player. Along with playing poker professionally, Roberts was a chmpion bridge player.

In 1975 Roberts won the WSOP main event which was worth $210,000. This win also got him his second WSOP bracelet. A year earlier in the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event Roberts won his first WSOP bracelet.

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1974 5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event $66,650?
1975 WSOP Main Event $210,000

Personal life

Roberts died from sclerosis caused by hepatitis.


The nickname of 'Sailor' was given to Roberts because he served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

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