Texas Hold’em Poker Legends

January 22nd, 2011 by Averie Leave a reply »

Stu Ungar is considered by many to the greatest NL Texas hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began playing poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young gambler began betting gin and at the age of 10 had won his 1st 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 Ungar entered the history books by succeeding 10,000 dollars in a gin tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York today.

The quick speaking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a real skill for wagering poker except despite his achievements in Texas holdem poker, he preferred wagering gin.

Stu once said that there may several day be a improved NL Texas holdem gambler than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a improved gin gambler.

In ‘80 Stu was put on the world map as one of the very best Holdem Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the very first time. Astonishingly it was the very first time he had played in the tournament.

The following year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by successfully defending his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

Except this poker master also battled with drug abuse and a year following winning his third title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was triggered by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started with absolutely nothing except his ability and expertise for the game which made this poker good a millionaire a lot of times over.


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