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Just curious to see how many mob members have read the book on Stu the kid Ungar. To me the guy lived one of the most interesting lives ever. If you have not read the book i encourage you to as it was a good one. But anyways i would like to hear some of your thoughts (good or bad) about Stu Ungar.

     
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A shark at the tables but a fish in life. Best tourney player of his time, and with more self control he could have won more main events than any other player would hope for.

     
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his life was over ruled by drugs not poker.................. what could of been.........
even thou he won 2 WSOP Shock

     
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Posted by dozn01:
his life was over ruled by drugs not poker.................. what could of been.........
even thou he won 2 WSOP Shock


THREE times (80, 81, 97)

The greatest card player EVER.

He was a champion rummy and blackjack player even before he sat at a poker table.

Hey, just check out MY user name to see if I care about 'The Kid' Blink

     
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I had heard the name before but never looked it up until now. Wow, what a crazy life he had. Some very sad moments that seem to have kept him in the drugs which would eventually do him in. I will add it to my "must read" list, maybe after I finish "Ace on the River".

     
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If you love poker or gambling then yes this is a must read. I couldnt put the book down when i read it maybe 3 years ago. I believe he is not only the greatest poker player off all time but the greatest card player of all time.

     
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Great player, yes, but actually seems like wasted talent. Keep away from drugs and alcohol and you life is fine.
I havent read the book, only seen movie.

     
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I havn't read the book, but I think I will have to. Always liked biographies. I did see a movie about him some months ago, not a documentary, but more like a TV-movie, and although he seems to have lived an intereasting life, I can't say the movie was that good. Don't even remember the name, but there can't be that many of them around.

Didn't suck thoe either.

     
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Thats what happen when you get very famous and very rich, you atract the worst kind of people. Stu was living a fab and his money atrected the scum of the society, and because he couldnt deal with the sucess he spent most of his money in drugs. The rest we already know, Las Vegas is not the dream city as many people thinks. Vegas can be a no return nightmare for many people who cant deal with his own sucess.
I am happy to see a very different mentality in the poker players nowadays, because the stu ungar life was very sad and depressive.

     
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the game was unbelievable soft back in the days.

surely was stu a great player but not even close to people like ivey or cates.

ungar was a fkn degen

i got rspect for ungar and brunson but theese two are seriously the overratest players of all time.

     
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If any of you wish to learn more without having to read the book, I suggest:

'Stuey' (2003) aka 'High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story'

starring Michael Imperioli and Pat Morita and features appearances by Vince Van Patten and Andy Glazer.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0338467/

     
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Posted by EimsbushKing:
the game was unbelievable soft back in the days.

surely was stu a great player but not even close to people like ivey or cates.

ungar was a fkn degen

i got rspect for ungar and brunson but theese two are seriously the overratest players of all time.


How is Stu overrated as a poker player. Have you read his book?

     
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I doubt he would have been able to read all the internets players but 4 sure he is one of the best players the world pf poker had tony g looks small to him Thumbs Down

     
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Stu Ungar was simply the best poker player of all time. Unfortunately he destroyed his life Sleepy

     
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Posted by RIPStuNov22:
If any of you wish to learn more without having to read the book, I suggest:

'Stuey' (2003) aka 'High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story'

starring Michael Imperioli and Pat Morita and features appearances by Vince Van Patten and Andy Glazer.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0338467/


I watched that movie 2 days ago and I dont like it. They could have find actor that look like him. Movie is just boring Sad
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I have not heard about this people after 5min I will go to google and search info about him maybe it will be good for me ,thanks for sharing info

     
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Posted by jovicakralj:
Posted by RIPStuNov22:
If any of you wish to learn more without having to read the book, I suggest:

'Stuey' (2003) aka 'High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story'

starring Michael Imperioli and Pat Morita and features appearances by Vince Van Patten and Andy Glazer.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0338467/


I watched that movie 2 days ago and I dont like it. They could have find actor that look like him. Movie is just boring Sad
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I didn't say it was a good movie, just a good alternative to those who don't have time or don't want to read the book. Blink

     
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Def read the book people. The movie just does not do any Justice compared to the book

     
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Posted by gatorcountry:
Def read the book people. The movie just does not do any Justice compared to the book


No, but at least it does show his roots playing gin, and how low he sunk.

     
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Unbelievable how a genie tourney player can go so low. Still luv this guy, pure genius Thumbs Up

     
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