Hold’em Poker Legends

Stu is thought to be by many to the greatest No Limit Hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and began playing poker before reaching his teens.

The young gambler started out wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the time he turned fourteen the little poker maestro had become a pro and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the history books by winning 10,000 dollars in a gin rummy tournament without losing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York today.

The quick speaking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic greats such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a actual skill for wagering poker except despite his achievements in Hold’em poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there might several day be a much better No Limit Hold em player than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the ideal Texas hold em Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Astonishingly it was the very first time he had played in the tournament.

The following year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by effectively defending his title. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also struggled with drug abuse and a year right after winning his 3rd title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had died from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

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

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