Texas Hold em Poker Legends

Stu is thought to be by most to the very best No Limit Hold em Poker gambler ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and started playing poker before reaching his teens.

The young gambler started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his very first gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the age of 14 the small poker genius had turned pro and dropped out of school.

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

The quick talking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a actual ability for betting poker except in spite of his achievements in Texas hold em poker, he favored betting gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a better No Limit Texas hold’em gambler than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a far better gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu was put on the world map as one of the best Hold em Poker players in the entire world when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

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

Except this poker master also struggled with drug abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had died from cardiac arrest which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu had started with absolutely nothing except his skill and talent for the game which made this poker wonderful a millionaire several times over.

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