Holdem Poker Legends

January 11th, 2011 by Aryan Leave a reply »

Stu is regarded by many to the very best No Limit Texas hold’em Poker gambler ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and started playing poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young gambler began playing gin and at the age of ten had won his primary gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the small poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 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 remains in New York these days.

The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu had a real talent for playing poker except regardless of his successes in Hold’em poker, he preferred betting gin.

Stu once said that there might a few day be a much better NL Texas hold em player than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin gambler.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global 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 1st time he had entered the tournament.

The right after year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been a fluke, 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 right after winning his 3rd title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had died from a heart attack which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with nothing except his ability and talent for the casino game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire quite a few times over.


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