Texas Hold em Poker Masters

Stu Ungar is thought to be by most to the finest NL Texas hold em Poker player ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began betting poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the age of 14 the small poker genius had turned professional and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu entered the history books by winning 10,000 dollars in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still appears in New York these days.

The fast speaking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a genuine ability for playing poker except in spite of his successes in Texas hold’em poker, he favored betting gin.

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

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the greatest Texas hold em Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Extraordinarily it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been luck, by successfully defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

But this poker legend also struggled with drug abuse and a year following winning his third title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had died from cardiac arrest which was triggered by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with absolutely nothing except his skill and expertise for the game which made this poker wonderful a millionaire a lot of times over.

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