Texas Holdem Poker Legends

Stu is considered by most to the finest NL Holdem Poker player ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and began playing poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out betting gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By the age of fourteen the little poker genius had turned pro and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu entered the record books by winning 10,000 dollars in a gin tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The quick speaking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a real ability for wagering poker but regardless of his successes in Holdem poker, he preferred playing gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a greater NL Hold em gambler than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a much better gin gambler.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the finest Holdem Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Amazingly it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he put aside any suggestions that it had been luck, by successfully protecting his title. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker master also battled with drug abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with nothing except his skill and expertise for the game which made this poker great a millionaire several times over.

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