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Texas Holdem Poker Legends

Stu is thought to be by most to the finest NL Hold’em Poker gambler ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and started betting poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his very first gin tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the age of fourteen the little poker genius had turned professional and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar entered the record 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 superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic greats such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a actual talent for playing poker but despite his achievements in Holdem poker, he favored wagering gin.

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

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the ideal Hold’em Poker gamblers in the entire world when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he put aside any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by effectively defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

But this poker master also fought with substance abuse and a year following succeeding his 3rd title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with practically nothing but his skill and talent for the game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire quite a few times over.

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