Texas Hold em Poker Masters
March 6th, 2013 by Deacon

Stu Ungar is considered by many to the very best No Limit Hold em Poker player ever.

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

The young gambler began playing gin and at the age of ten had won his initial gin rummy tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the age of fourteen the small poker genius had turned pro and stopped going to school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the record books by succeeding 10 grand in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still appears in New York today.

The quick speaking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu had a actual talent for wagering poker but in spite of his successes in Hold’em poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there might a number of day be a better NL Hold’em player than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin player.

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the very best Texas hold em Poker players in the entire world when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The following year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by successfully protecting his crown. And in 1997 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 3rd title Stu died in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was triggered by his lifestyle.

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

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