Hold’em Poker Legends


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 04-09-2010

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

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and started wagering poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young gambler started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the age of fourteen the small poker maestro had turned professional and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu entered the record books by succeeding ten thousand dollars in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still appears in New York these days.

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a actual talent for betting poker except despite his successes in Holdem poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a improved No Limit Hold em player than him except he couldn’t see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu was put on the world map as one of the ideal Hold’em Poker players in the planet when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had played in the tournament.

The subsequent year he put aside any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by successfully defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

But this poker master also battled with substance abuse and a year right after winning his 3rd title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was triggered by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with nothing except his ability and natural talent for the game which made this poker excellent a millionaire quite a few times over.

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