Stuart „Stu“ Errol Ungar (* 8. September in New York City, New York; † November in Las Vegas, Nevada) war ein professioneller. Stu „The Kid“ Ungar wurde am 8. September in Manhattan als Sohn jüdischer Eltern geboren. Als er zehn Jahre alt war, gewann er bereits sein erstes Gin. Stuart „Stu“ Errol Ungar war ein professioneller US-amerikanischer Poker- und Gin-Rummy-Spieler. Ungars Spitzname war The Kid, weil er bereits in jungem Alter sehr erfolgreich war. Auch sah er aufgrund seiner kleinen und schmächtigen Statur immer.
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Stu Ungar Inhaltsverzeichnis VideoThe day that Stu Ungar won his third WSOP Main Event Yes, fulfill Rizzles No, this is not a grave photo. Then, as I understand it, he went over to the Lady Luck casino and played Blackjack. I doubt Mega Lotto Kombi, but it could happen. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Ungar was exhausted on the tournament's first day as he had been up for over 24 hours straight trying to raise or borrow enough money to play in the event.
Baxter approached Ungar before the WSOP and offered to pay his entry fee again; however, as the tournament started, Ungar told Baxter that he was tired and did not want to play.
Later, Ungar confessed that he made this decision because of his worsening drug abuse, physical condition, and fear of embarrassment. Ungar became scarce shortly thereafter.
People would occasionally see him begging for poker money which he would use for drugs. Because of his extremely damaged nasal membranes, Ungar began smoking crack and was, subsequently, arrested.
He had passed away. Quite simply, his weakened, frail body could not take it anymore. Bob Stupak covered all of the funeral costs. In fact, Sexton eulogized Ungar at his funeral.
The two became friends at a time when Sexton had been suffering a losing streak. He says that Ungar would always loan him money, and he reciprocate the favor, even putting Ungar up in hotels.
Altre fonti nello stesso documentario, tra cui la moglie Madeline, sostengono che l'abbia fatto su consiglio di alcuni giocatori che sostenevano che la droga fosse utile per tenersi lucidi e svegli durante le lunghissime sessioni di poker di un torneo.
Si sbagliarono, ma non di molto. Nello stesso reportage un suo amico disse che l'unica cosa che teneva Ungar in vita fosse la determinazione di voler vedere crescere la figlia Stefanie.
Lui e Baxter divisero in parti uguali la vincita di 1 milione di dollari. Dopo questo successo, Ungar fu soprannominato " The Comeback Kid " " Il ragazzino ritornato " per il lungo periodo sedici anni intercorso tra la vittoria del e quella del .
Durante il torneo Ungar indossava un paio di occhialini rotondi con le lenti di colore blu cobalto che, secondo il suo co-biografo Peter Alson, avrebbero dovuto nascondere il collasso delle narici a causa dell'abuso di cocaina.
Ungar spese tutto il suo premio in denaro alle WSOP in pochi mesi, principalmente a causa di droghe e scommesse.
Ungar avrebbe rivelato che, a causa dell'abuso di droga nelle settimane precedenti il torneo, sentiva che l'imbarazzo di non presentarsi era inferiore a quello di mostrarsi in cattive condizioni.
Nelle settimane successive, Ungar scomparve. Viveva in vari hotel di Las Vegas , e di rado lasciava la propria stanza.
Fu anche visto mendicare intorno ad alcune sale da poker. In quel periodo Ungar fu anche arrestato per possesso di stupefacenti. Ungar fu trovato morto nella sua stanza all'Oasis Motel di Las Vegas.
Austragung der World Series of Poker wurde er im Juni als einer der 50 besten Spieler der Pokergeschichte genannt. Ungar wuchs als Sohn jüdischer Eltern in Manhattan auf.
Er war ein hochintelligentes, hyperaktives Kind mit einem fotografischen Gedächtnis, das ihn dazu befähigte, ein unglaublich guter Gin-Rummy -Spieler zu werden.
Bereits im Alter von zehn Jahren gewann er das erste Turnier, an dem er überhaupt teilnahm, mit 14 besiegte er die besten Gin-Spieler New Yorks.
Nachdem sein Vater, ein Buchmacher, an einem Herzinfarkt gestorben war, brach Ungar in der zehnten Klasse die Schule ab und wurde Vollzeit-Gin-Rummy-Spieler, um seine Mutter und seine Schwester finanziell zu unterstützen.
Aufgrund seiner Spielschulden zog es ihn nach Miami und Las Vegas. Ungar was considered generous with his friends, and he deeply cared about his daughter, Stefanie, who was 14 at the time of his death.
Ungar kept a photo of Stefanie with him during the Main Event. But I want to tell you something for a fact. The only one that ever beat me was myself and my bad habits.
In the end, drugs beat Stu Ungar. One of the best players of all time, which hurts that a player like stugar, is dead, maybe today he was one of the most important players and quein knows if he had a few titles of the maint event of the world poker championship.
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Ungar was dubbed "The Comeback Kid" by the Las Vegas media because of the span sixteen years between his main event wins as well as his past drug abuse.
During the WSOP, Ungar wore a pair of round, cobalt blue—tinted sunglasses to, according to co-biographer Peter Alson, "hide the fact that his nostrils had collapsed from cocaine abuse.
Ungar spent all of his WSOP prize money over the course of the next few months, mainly on drugs and sports betting. He attempted to give up drugs several times at the behest of Stefanie but stayed clean for only weeks at a time before relapsing.
However, ten minutes before play started, Ungar told Baxter he was tired and did not feel like playing. Ungar later said the real reason he chose not to play in the event was due to his drug abuse in the weeks prior to the tournament.
He noted that he felt showing up in his current condition would be more embarrassing than not showing up at all. He lived in and out of various Las Vegas hotels, rarely leaving his room.
Ungar was also spotted walking around various Las Vegas poker rooms begging for money. He often said the money was to get him back on the poker tables, but would instead use it to purchase crack , which he now had to use instead of cocaine because his nasal membranes were so damaged he could no longer snort the drug, while crack could be smoked through a pipe.
Not long after, many pros, some Ungar's former friends, refused to stake him or give him any money until he cleaned himself up.
Ungar was also arrested for possession of crack cocaine during this time. In October , Bob Stupak made an arrangement to stake Ungar to several tournaments over a period of time.
On November 20, , Ungar checked into room No. On November 22, he was found in the room dead, lying on the floor, fully clothed and with the television off.
An autopsy showed traces of drugs in Ungar's system, but not enough to have directly caused his death. The medical examiner concluded that his death was the result of a heart condition brought on by years of drug abuse.
Stupak took up a collection at Ungar's funeral to raise funds to pay for the services. Ungar was noted for his ultra-aggressive playing style and well-timed bluffs.
Mike Sexton said that Ungar's chips were constantly in motion, and he was described by a fellow professional poker player during the World Series of Poker as having a clairvoyant ability to see his opponents' hole cards.
Several of Ungar's financial backers have commented that he could have earned an immeasurable amount more over his career had he been more of a 'hustler', giving his opponents the false belief they could beat him and thus be willing to risk more money trying.
However, Ungar wanted to beat his opponents as soundly as possible, and he often insulted those whose skills he felt were inferior to his own.
In his biography, Ungar also noted several opponents who offered to pay him to lose a gin match on purpose in order to collect a large side bet.
The opponent would have someone else place the bet, and upon winning they would split the large payoff with Ungar. However, Ungar indicated that pride in his own skill would not allow him to do this; apparently he could not stand the idea of someone having a victory against him, even an illegitimate one.
Ungar, who held , thought for a few seconds and said to Matloubi, "You have or so I'm gonna call you with this" and flipped over his high to win the pot and bust Matloubi, who in fact held offsuit.
Growing up with street smart wiseguys such as Romano often presented Ungar with some interesting situations later on in his adult life. Ungar was once at an airport attempting to fly out of the United States to Europe for a poker tournament with several fellow pros.
All of Ungar's friends had passports, but he did not. Ungar did not even have a Social Security number until after his WSOP win and that was only because he was forced to obtain one in order to collect his winnings.
Upon telling the airport customs agent he needed the passport immediately to leave the country, the agent replied that for a small fee, they could push the necessary forms through quicker for him.
Ungar misconstrued this as meaning the agent was requesting a bribe, something he was used to back in New York when with Romano.
However the agent was actually referring to a small "expedite fee" that was common for all passport applicants. The agent was going to call the police and have Ungar arrested for attempting to bribe a public official before his fellow poker players stepped in and smoothed things out.
At one point Ungar was being staked by Las Vegas mob enforcer Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro , and showed up at Spilotro's house after having been gone for two days he was supposed to check in to report his take every day with a gun in his waistband.