Stu Ungar is considered by most to greatest No Limit Texas Holdem Poker player ever.
The three times World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began playing poker before reaching his teens.
The young gambler started out playing gin and at age of 10 had won his first gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. By age of 14 little poker maestro had turned professional and dropped out of school.
In 1954 Stu Ungar entered record books by winning $10,000 in a gin rummy tournament without losing a single hand, a record which still stands in New York today.
The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a real talent for playing poker but despite his successes in Texas holdem poker, he preferred playing gin.
Stu once said that there might some day be a better No Limit Texas Holdem player than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin player.