Hold em Poker Masters

Stu is regarded by most to the finest NL Holdem Poker gambler ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began playing poker before becomming a teenager.

The young gambler began playing gin and at the age of ten had won his first gin tournament, while on vacation with his parents. By the age of fourteen the small poker maestro had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the history books by succeeding ten thousand dollars in a gin tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still appears in New York today.

The fast speaking superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting greats like Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a actual ability for wagering poker except despite his achievements in Hold’em poker, he preferred wagering gin.

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

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the ideal Texas holdem Poker players in the earth when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

The following year he dismissed any thoughts that it had been luck, by successfully defending his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by winning his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also struggled with drug abuse and a year after winning his 3rd title Stu died in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was caused by his lifestyle.

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

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