Hold’em Poker Legends


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 11-08-2010

Stu Ungar is considered by many to the finest NL Texas hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and began betting poker before becomming a teenager.

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

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

The fast speaking superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a actual ability for playing poker but regardless of his successes in Holdem poker, he preferred playing gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a much better NL Hold em player than him except he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

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

The right after year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by successfully protecting his title. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

But this poker master also fought with drug abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu had started out with nothing but his skill and expertise for the game which made this poker great a millionaire several times over.

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