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September 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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

The 3 time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and began playing poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the time he turned 14 the little poker maestro had become a pro and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar entered the record books by winning ten thousand dollars in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still appears in New York today.

The fast speaking superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a genuine ability for betting poker but despite his achievements in Texas hold’em poker, he favored betting gin.

Stu once said that there may a number of day be a improved NL Hold’em gambler than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the finest Texas holdem Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Amazingly it was the very first time he had played in the tournament.

The subsequent year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by effectively protecting his title. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also fought with substance abuse and a year right after winning his 3rd title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had died from cardiac arrest which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with practically nothing but his skill and expertise for the casino game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire numerous times over.

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