Stu Unger: Poker Player

Monday, 12. August 2013

[ English ]

The primary reason for why Stu Ungar changed from gin rummy to poker was that Stu was a tiny bit too skilled at it. So good in fact, that no one was able stand up to him. Even the apparently professionals who were meant to be the best at gin were demolished when they played with Mr. Ungar. One of these gin rummy player was Harry Stein, called, "Yonkie". Mr. Stein suffered such a debilitating beating at the hands of Stu Ungar that he apparently stopped playing it as a pro and never resurfaced at a gin tournament.

Of course, with a image like that it was not very long before everyone became shy of competing against mr. ungar. He could not find any matches and in his desperation he began doing something no one had performed before. Stu offered starting handicaps to potential competitors in the high hopes that they might compete opposed to him if they believed they held an edge. He at will played from a disadvantageous position and one account has it that he even played with a regular absconder. During the match, he received a few words of wisdom that the bad egg was at it one more time but stu assured that he knew of the fraudulent activity and he would still actually win, which he did, of course.

The same trend followed Stu Ungar to Las Vegas. He won so often that the poker rooms started requesting that he not to gamble in their casinos anymore. The explanation why was that other poker room customers refused to be seated at the table if Stu was seated.

Stu Ungar is recollected better for his achievements in texas holdem poker but he always maintained that he was considerably better at gin rummy.

He beat Doyle Brunson in the World Series of Poker in Nineteen Eighty to become the youngest world camp. Because of his features that made him appear far younger than he really was, he got the nickname, "The Kid".

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