Holdem Poker Masters

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Stu Ungar is considered by many to the greatest NL Hold em Poker gambler ever.

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

The young bettor started out betting gin and at the age of ten had won his very first gin tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the little poker genius had become a pro and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu entered the history books by succeeding $10,000 in a gin tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York these days.

The quick talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a genuine talent for wagering poker but in spite of his achievements in Texas hold em poker, he favored betting gin.

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

In ‘80 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the very best Texas holdem Poker players in the world when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Amazingly it was the first time he had entered the tournament.

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

Except this poker master also struggled with drug abuse and a year following winning his 3rd title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started with absolutely nothing but his ability and expertise for the game which made this poker great a millionaire many times over.

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