Hold’em Poker Legends

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Stu Ungar is regarded by most to the greatest No Limit Texas hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in 1953 and began wagering poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor began betting gin and at the age of ten had won his primary gin tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By the age of 14 the small poker genius had turned pro and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu entered the history books by winning 10 grand in a gin tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York today.

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu had a actual skill for playing poker but despite his successes in Holdem poker, he preferred playing gin.

Stu once said that there might some day be a improved No Limit Hold em gambler than him but he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the very best Holdem Poker gamblers in the planet when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had played in the tournament.

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

But this poker legend also fought with substance abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu died in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had died from a cardiac event which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had began with nothing but his ability and talent for the game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire a lot of times over.

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