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Texas Hold em Poker Legends

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Stu is considered by many to the very best NL Texas hold em Poker player ever.

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

The young gambler started out wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his primary gin tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the time he turned 14 the little poker maestro had turned pro and stopped going to school.

In ‘54 Stu Ungar entered the history books by succeeding $10,000 in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still appears in New York these days.

The quick talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic greats such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a actual talent for playing poker but despite his achievements in Holdem poker, he favored playing gin.

Stu once said that there may a few day be a improved NL Hold em gambler than him but he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a greater gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu was put on the global map as one of the finest Texas hold’em Poker gamblers in the earth when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by effectively protecting his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

But this poker master also struggled with substance abuse and a year right after succeeding his 3rd title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had died from a heart attack which was caused by his lifestyle.

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

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