Texas Hold’em Poker Legends

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Stu Ungar is considered by most to the finest No Limit Holdem Poker player ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and started betting poker before becomming a teenager.

The young bettor began wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his first gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the time he turned 14 the small poker genius had turned pro and stopped going to school.

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

The quick speaking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu had a genuine ability for betting poker except in spite of his achievements in Texas holdem poker, he favored playing gin.

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

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the finest Texas hold’em Poker gamblers in the entire world when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Extraordinarily it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he put aside any suggestions that it had been luck, by successfully protecting his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also battled with drug abuse and a year right after succeeding his third title Stu died in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had died from cardiac arrest which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with absolutely nothing except his skill and expertise for the casino game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire several times over.

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