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Stu is regarded by most to the greatest NL Texas holdem Poker gambler ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began betting poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of ten had won his 1st gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By the time he turned 14 the little poker maestro had turned professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the record 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 superstar has been likened, in poker terms, to athletic superstars like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a genuine skill for betting poker except despite his successes in Texas hold’em poker, he preferred betting gin.

Stu once said that there might a few day be a improved NL Holdem player than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a much better gin gambler.

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the very best Hold em Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the very first time. Astonishingly it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The subsequent year he put aside any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by effectively protecting his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also battled with drug abuse and a year following winning his third title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had passed away from a heart attack which was caused by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had began with absolutely nothing but his skill and natural talent for the game which made this poker wonderful a millionaire numerous times over.