Hold em Poker Masters

by Ali on July 24th, 2010

[ English ]

Stu is considered by most to the greatest No Limit Hold’em Poker player ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and started betting poker before becomming a teenager.

The young gambler began wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the age of fourteen the little poker genius had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu Ungar entered the history books by succeeding 10 grand 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 compared, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a genuine ability for wagering poker but despite his achievements in Texas hold em poker, he favored betting gin.

Stu once said that there might a few day be a better NL Hold em gambler than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the finest Texas hold em Poker players in the planet when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by successfully defending his title. And in 1997 Stu set the record by winning his 3rd World poker championship.

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

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

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