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

The 3 time World Poker Champ was born in New York in ‘53 and started betting poker prior to becomming a teenager.

The young bettor began wagering gin and at the age of 10 had won his first gin tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the time he turned fourteen the small poker maestro had become a pro and stopped going to school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the record books by winning $10,000 in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still appears in New York these days.

The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars like Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu Ungar had a actual talent for betting poker but regardless of his achievements in Hold’em poker, he preferred betting gin.

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

In 1980 Stu was put on the world map as one of the ideal Texas hold’em Poker players in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Amazingly it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The right after year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been a fluke, by successfully defending his title. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by winning his third World poker championship.

Except this poker legend also battled with drug abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu past away in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had died from cardiac arrest which was triggered by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with nothing but his skill and talent for the game which made this poker wonderful a millionaire a lot of times over.