Stu Ungar

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The primary basis for why Mr. Ungar changed from gin to poker was that Stu was a tiny bit too good at it. So skilled was he, that no one possibly could stand up to him. Even the apparently professionals who were supposed to be the best at gin rummy were defeated when they competed against Stu. One such gin rummy masters was Harry Stein, nicknamed, "Yonkie". Mr. Stein was handed such a debilitating defeat at the hands of Stu Ungar that he allegedly quit participating in it as a pro and never resurfaced at a gin rummy tournament.

Accordingly, with a notoriety like that it was not very long before players became afraid of wagering against stu. He couldn’t find any games and in his bleakness he started doing something no one had performed prior. He offered beginning handicaps to potential opposing players with the hope that they may play with him if they believed they held an advantage. He deliberately started from a disadvantageous position and one story has it that stu even played against a constant bad egg. Mid game, he received a few words of wisdom that the absconder was at it again but mr. ungar stated that he was aware of the fraudulent activity and he would still actually win, which of course, he did.

The same trend followed Stu Ungar into sin city. He won so frequently that the poker rooms began asking him not to gamble on their casinos anymore. The reason was that other poker room clientele would not be seated at the poker table if Stu was playing.

Stu Ungar is recollected better for his abilities in texas holdem poker but he always said that he was considerably better at gin rummy.

He beat Doyle Brunson in the WSOP in Nineteen Eighty and became the youngest world champion. Because of his features that made him seem far younger than he really was, he was nicknamed, "The Kid".

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