Stu Ungar is regarded by most to the finest No Limit Texas hold em Poker player ever.

The 3 time World Poker Champion was born in New York in ‘53 and started wagering poker prior to reaching his teens.

The young gambler began betting 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 professional and dropped out of school.

In ‘54 Stu entered the record books by succeeding 10 grand in a gin rummy tournament without dropping a single hand, a record which still stands in New York today.

The quick talking superstar has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting superstars such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu had a true skill for playing poker except regardless of his achievements in Holdem poker, he favored wagering gin.

Stu once said that there might several day be a greater NL Texas hold em gambler than him except 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 best Hold em Poker gamblers in the globe when he was crowned World Poker Champion for the 1st time. Amazingly it was the very first time he had entered the tournament.

The right after year he put aside any thoughts that it had been a fluke, by effectively defending his crown. And in ‘97 Stu set the record by succeeding his 3rd World poker championship.

But this poker legend also struggled with substance abuse and a year following winning his 3rd title Stu Ungar died in his hotel room. According to medical professionals, he had passed away from a cardiac event which was caused by his lifestyle.

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