Texas Hold em Poker Legends

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Stu is considered by most to the greatest NL Hold em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and started betting poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor began wagering gin and at the age of ten had won his 1st gin tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the age of 14 the little poker maestro had turned professional and stopped going to school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the history books by winning $10,000 in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The fast talking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a true skill for playing poker except despite his successes in Texas hold em poker, he favored wagering gin.

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

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the greatest Texas hold em Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Extraordinarily it was the very first time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any thoughts that it had been luck, by successfully defending his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by winning his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker master also struggled with substance abuse and a year following winning his 3rd title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had passed away from a heart attack which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started with absolutely nothing but his skill and expertise for the game which made this poker great a millionaire numerous times over.

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