Texas Holdem Poker Legends

Stu is considered by most to the finest NL Hold’em Poker gambler ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and started betting poker before reaching his teens.

The young gambler started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By the age of fourteen the little poker maestro had turned professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu Ungar entered the record books by winning 10 grand in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still appears in New York these days.

The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a true talent for playing poker except in spite of his successes in Hold’em poker, he preferred playing gin.

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

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the ideal Hold’em Poker players in the earth when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Extraordinarily it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any suggestions that it had been luck, by successfully protecting his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd 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 medical doctors, he had died from cardiac arrest which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with practically nothing except his ability and natural talent for the casino game which made this poker great a millionaire numerous times over.

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