Holdem Poker Masters

Stu Ungar is thought to be by many to the very best NL Texas hold em Poker gambler ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and started playing poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor started out betting gin and at the age of ten had won his very first gin tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the age of 14 the little poker maestro had become a professional and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu entered the history books by winning ten thousand dollars in a gin tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The quick speaking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a genuine ability for playing poker but despite his successes in Hold em poker, he preferred wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a better No Limit Texas holdem gambler than him except he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a much better gin player.

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the finest Texas holdem Poker gamblers in the earth when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Extraordinarily it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by effectively defending his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

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

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

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