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Stu is regarded by many to the greatest NL Holdem Poker gambler ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and started wagering poker before reaching his teens.

The young gambler started out wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his primary gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the age of fourteen the small poker genius had become a professional and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar entered the history books by succeeding 10,000 dollars in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York today.

The quick talking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting superstars such as Joe Namath and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a genuine skill for betting poker except in spite of his achievements in Texas holdem poker, he favored betting gin.

Stu once said that there may some day be a better NL Texas hold em player than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin gambler.

In '80 Stu was put on the world map as one of the ideal Holdem Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the first time. Amazingly it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The following year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been luck, by effectively protecting his crown. And in 1997 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also battled with substance abuse and a year after winning his third title Stu Ungar past away in his hotel room. According to medical doctors, he had died from a heart attack which was triggered by his lifestyle.

Stu had began with nothing except his ability and expertise for the game which made this poker fantastic a millionaire a lot of times over.

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