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Stu Ungar

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1. What was the nickname of Stu Ungar?

Stu Ungar looked even younger than he was. Therefore he was called "The Kid".

2. Which card game did Stu Ungar play before he started his professional poker career?

Stu Ungar was a professional gin-rummy player.

3. How often did Stu Ungar win the Main Event of the WSOP?

He and Johnny Moss are the only players who won the World Series of Poker Main Event three times. Stu Ungar won the title in 1980, 1981 and 1997.

4. Against whom did Stu Ungar play heads-up on his first WSOP Main Event?

He won the main event, defeating poker legend Doyle Brunson, and became the youngest champion in its history. In 1989, the 24-year-old Hellmuth became the youngest player to win the Main Event of the WSOP by defeating the two-time defending champion, Johnny Chan in heads up play.

5. Which incident prevented a possible victory of Stu Ungar in the WSOP Main-Event in 1990?

Stu Ungar was found on the third day of the tournament unconscious on the floor of his hotel room from a drug overdose. However, he had such a chip lead that even when the dealers kept taking his blinds out every time around the table Ungar still finished 9th and pocketed $20,500.

6. Stu Ungar died of...

The medical examiner concluded that he had died of a heart condition brought on by his years of drug abuse.

7. A movie about Ungar was made in 2003. What is the title?

The Movie is named "High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story". Stu Ungar was portrayed by Michael Imperioli.

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