Holdem Poker Masters

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

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

The young gambler began wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his very first gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the little poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar entered the record books by winning ten thousand dollars in a gin rummy tournament without losing a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The quick talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a actual talent for playing poker but despite his achievements in Holdem poker, he preferred betting gin.

Stu once said that there may a few day be a improved No Limit Hold em player than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a improved gin player.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the best Texas hold em Poker players in the world when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by successfully protecting his title. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also fought with drug abuse and a year following winning his third title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had died from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with practically nothing except his ability and talent for the casino game which made this poker great a millionaire several times over.

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