Texas Hold’em Poker Masters

Friday, 6. August 2010

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Stu Ungar is considered by many to the very best NL Hold em Poker gambler ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and began playing poker before reaching his teens.

The young bettor began wagering gin and at the age of ten had won his very first gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the little poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the history books by winning 10 grand in a gin rummy tournament without losing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York these days.

The quick talking superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a real ability for playing poker except regardless of his successes in Texas holdem poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may a few day be a greater NL Hold’em 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 world when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the 1st time. Amazingly it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

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

Except this poker legend also struggled with substance abuse and a year right after succeeding his third title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had passed away from a heart attack which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had started with practically nothing except his ability and talent for the game which made this poker great a millionaire numerous times over.

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