Stu Ungar WSOP

Craps is an amazingly exiting game, and if you are looking for a good time when visiting a casino, you should head for the craps table. You will find players cheering, screaming for a certain roll to come out as well as crying over lost money. Craps is a game of emotions and it is sometimes hard to stay absolutely focused when playing. However, if you wish to become a successful dice thrower that is what you have to do. Otherwise you might suffer great losses.

The greatest gambling mind of all time, Stu Ungar, had to experience that after his World Series of Poker win in 1981. But before we get to that, let me tell you a little about this, in many ways, brilliant mind.

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Stu “the Kid” Ungar was born in New York in 1953. He early started fancying all types of gambling since his father worked as a bookmaker. He started playing scrabble and monopoly with his sister, threw dice in the backstreets, sneaked in to the horse tracks, and virtually did anything to get a chance to place a bet. He didn’t care much for school even though he was a good student. He got his education from gamblers, hustlers and card sharks and he soon became one the best at finding an angle.

As a card player he was almost unbeatable. His aggressive No limit Hold’em games won him three main event bracelets in the World Series of Poker, and no one could beat him in his best game; Gin Rummy. He also had a great a memory and memorizing several decks in a blackjack shoe was not a problem. Stu Ungar managed to win back to back WSOP main events in 1980 and 1981.

In the last tournament he received a check worth $2 million. But Ungar was a gambler, he loved to take risks and have huge amounts on the line, therefore he went straight to the craps table. And as we all know, casino craps is a game based on streaks, and sometimes you just can’t win. Unfortunately Ungar suffered one of those days when he had 2 million dollars in his pocket. He lost, kept raising the stakes to win back the lost money, lost again, and raised the stakes again. Suddenly he was broke, and his WSOP win was sitting in the casino’s bank vault.

Craps can be rough indeed!