Texas Hold’em Poker Legends

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Stu is thought to be by most to the greatest NL Hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and started wagering poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young gambler began betting gin and at the age of 10 had won his first gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the small poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the history books by succeeding $10,000 in a gin tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a genuine talent for playing poker but in spite of his successes in Hold’em poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may a number of day be a improved No Limit Texas holdem gambler than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a improved gin player.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the best Hold em Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any thoughts that it had been luck, by successfully protecting his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

Except this poker master also struggled with drug abuse and a year right after succeeding his third title Stu died in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had started with nothing but his ability and natural talent for the game which made this poker good a millionaire many times over.

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