Stu is regarded by many to the very best No Limit Hold’em Poker player ever.

The three time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and started playing poker before reaching his teens.

The young bettor started out playing gin and at the age of 10 had won his initial gin tournament, while on holiday with his mother and father. By the time he turned 14 the small poker genius had become a professional and stopped going to school.

In ‘54 Stu Ungar entered the history books by succeeding ten thousand dollars in a gin rummy tournament without sacrificing a single hand, a record which still remains in New York these days.

The quick talking wiz kid has been likened, in poker terms, to sporting superstars such as Joe Namath and Kobe Bryant. Stu had a genuine talent for playing poker but in spite of his achievements in Hold’em poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there might some day be a better NL Texas holdem gambler than him except he could not see how anyone could ever be a much better gin gambler.

In 1980 Stu Ungar was put on the world map as one of the finest Holdem Poker players in the planet when he was crowned World Poker Champ for the 1st time. Extraordinarily it was the 1st time he had played in the tournament.

The right after year he dismissed any suggestions that it had been luck, by effectively defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his third World poker championship.

But this poker legend also battled with drug abuse and a year right after winning his third title Stu died in his hotel room. According to doctors, he had passed away from a heart attack which was brought on by his lifestyle.

Stu Ungar had started out with absolutely nothing except his skill and expertise for the game which made this poker good a millionaire many times over.