Texas Hold em Poker Legends

Stu is regarded by most to the finest No Limit Hold em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and began wagering poker before reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out wagering gin and at the age of ten had won his primary gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the age of 14 the little poker genius had become a pro and dropped out of school.

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

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a actual skill for betting poker except despite his achievements in Holdem poker, he preferred wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a far better NL Holdem player than him but he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a improved gin player.

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the ideal Texas holdem Poker gamblers in the entire world when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the first time. Astonishingly it was the first time he had played in the tournament.

The subsequent year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been luck, by effectively defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

But this poker legend also fought with substance abuse and a year right after succeeding his third title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had died from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had started with absolutely nothing except his skill and talent for the casino game which made this poker excellent a millionaire several times over.

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