Hold em Poker Masters
November 11th, 2010 by Miranda
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Stu Ungar is regarded by most to the very best NL Texas hold’em Poker gambler ever.

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

The young gambler started out betting gin and at the age of 10 had won his first gin tournament, while on vacation with his mother and father. By the age of fourteen the little poker genius had become a professional and dropped out of school.

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

The fast talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a actual skill for betting poker but in spite of his successes in Hold’em poker, he favored wagering gin.

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

In ‘80 Stu was put on the global map as one of the ideal Hold em Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Extraordinarily it was the very first time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any suggestions that it had been luck, by effectively defending his title. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

But this poker master also struggled with drug abuse and a year right after succeeding his 3rd title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to physicians, he had passed away from a heart attack which was brought on by his lifestyle.

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

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