Hold’em Poker Legends

Stu Ungar is thought to be by many to the finest NL Texas hold em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and started playing poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of ten had won his very first gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the time he turned 14 the little poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar entered the record books by succeeding 10 grand in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York today.

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a real skill for wagering poker except in spite of his achievements in Hold em poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a far better No Limit Texas hold’em player than him but he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu was put on the global map as one of the very best Texas holdem Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the first time. Amazingly it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any suggestions that it had been luck, by successfully protecting his title. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

Except this poker master also fought with drug abuse and a year following winning his 3rd title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had died from a heart attack which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with practically nothing except his ability and natural talent for the casino game which made this poker great a millionaire many times over.

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