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Stu Ungar is regarded by most to the finest NL Texas hold’em Poker gambler ever.

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

The young gambler started out playing gin and at the age of ten had won his very first gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By the time he turned fourteen the little poker maestro had turned pro and stopped going to school.

In 1954 Stu entered the history books by succeeding 10 grand in a gin tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still stands in New York today.

The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to athletic greats like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a real ability for playing poker but regardless of his achievements in Texas hold em poker, he preferred wagering gin.

Stu once said that there might some day be a greater No Limit Hold’em player than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin player.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the global map as one of the finest Texas hold’em Poker players in the earth when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

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

Except this poker master also struggled with substance abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had passed away from a heart attack which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with absolutely nothing but his skill and natural talent for the casino game which made this poker great a millionaire quite a few times over.

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