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Daughter of Stu Ungar Answers Questions about the Late Poker Legend

In a recent Ask Me Anything, Stefanie Ungar-Campbell answered questions about her father, Stu Ungar. In the summer heat on Fremont Street outside Binion's Horseshoe, Stu Ungar reached the final table of the 1997 WSOP Main Event and went on to capture a $1 million first-place prize - his third WSOP Main Event title that time (he initially won in 1980 and 1981). As he was being interviewed with [...]   Read more » Daughter of Stu Ungar Answers Questions about the Late Poker Legend

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stu ungar was a genius of the cards, his ability to compete in an aggressive way made him a genius, well his addictions ended with this player, but hey, what we must rescue is his ability to play, but also we must not forget that Before the level was not very competitive, today poker is harder, there are competitive players, and more skilled, who study a lot. I think it was a shame to lose him, because I wanted him to be present at this time to see his ability with others.

     
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ha,ha,its crazy to see how he was only about poker and how he lived day to day and he didnt do anything like normal people,as his daughter day!in that years,where money had bigger value,he payed to some kid that he take trash out for 20 $ Big Smile !even now if you pay 20 $ to some kid,its big money,but you can imagine to give somebody 20 $ to do something in 90's!

     
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He was way way ahead of his time. Poker genius, but like allot of other geniuses he has some serius problems out of the poker world. The drug addiction cost him live at the end. But he is still remembered as one of the greatest of all time, specialy if you ask old school players.

     
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Stu Ungar was a great poker player, his ability was incomparable, but as in any discipline, we have to be very responsible in what we do, unfortunately it was not the case with this great player, drugs beat him, but it would have been wonderful if was alive to enjoy it.

     
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Well, Stu Ungar probably didn't want for his daughter to play poker, because there were other times and he didn't think that women would end up practicing in this sport or profession. He was a professional, but you can't force children to be the same.

     
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You see a man , then the child of his , day and night , she is normal , her feet to the ground , not living a wild life , with the exception of her teenage life . She has two children , and she has been married to a person he loves most , she s happy , that's very nice to see Smile . Her father is a poker legend , I haven't seen this movie based on him , but since she disagrees with the concept an scenario I won't watch it neither now . I hope her dreams become a reality and she and her children be prosperous .

     
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Sometimes it is good to let your child for choose what job he wants, but not every time if the parents have good plans with him. Important is that things to connect well. If i had a girl, wouldn't let her to choose this job. Eventually i help her with something else, to be good.

     
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He was a great player in addition to his great feats and what the closest people say is that what he said was fulfilled, it was like a guy who said I want money tomorrow, I'm going to play poker to pay my debts and I won it, is Impressive because at the same time he played under pressure that if he did not win he would be worse, so he only knew he was going to win, he knew himself perfectly.

     
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I don't know too much about Stu Ungar, but he was a professional player with much time before hold'em poker to take magnitude. We didn't hear anything like that on TV. Same thing with newspapers. The internet does not exist. Now is different.

     
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It hurts that her daughter did not inherit her father's skills, and she even said that her father never taught her, there are several reasons, he knew that they were going to beat him for being a woman, it is that before women they had her as weak, also that he thought that his skills should not be taught since others could know and beat him, I think his pride was stronger, but it does not mean that he was a great poker player.

     
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hope that he left her enough money that he can live normal life and she dont have to think how to buy something,when she was young and without own family,like she have now!but its good that she was enough old that can remember of this stories and that can talk to all people who want to know more about him!

     
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There was a movie about her father , not official, she didn't give the ok and approval, I guess they might talk a lot about use of drugs and substances ,she might not like this . I haven't seen the movie , but if I were I would put water in my wine , agree to take some money , for my kids , I don't think they would want to dinsult the memory of this great player , just to point some bad habits . He had a great story of life , he succeded to hava a kid , now his beautifu daughter has two kids , he will contilue to live through his grandchildren , I see why he loved her so much Smile Heart

     
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To be honest, i didn't know that Stu Ungar's was sometimes more risky, because he was taking drugs and putting his life in danger, but these things are from his personal life and it's good that he didn't do anything wrong, who is punished with imprisonment.

     
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Stu Ungar was a great player, I think there are very few of that level in poker, where adrenaline was his fun, I like that a lot, not being afraid of anything, but I think that played a trick on him that he believed invincible, and he lost everything he won in poker very fast, like one of his anecdotes that he said that he had won 400 thousand dollars in poker and that in one afternoon he lost them playing pingpon with a professional, I think it was very excessive, in This world should not be too excessive otherwise you lose.

     
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That's how it is and you are right. Stu Ungar was a professional poker, gin rummy and blackjack player. Considered to be the greatest gin player in Texas of all time. He has a few bracelets but unfortunately died too young for prove more things.

     
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This player was very good in his time, but I would have liked to see him now, where the level of players is very high, I think poker has grown professionally, high-level players are prepared, where minimal details separate one from the other, but congratulations cunning because it is not easy to achieve what he, in his time achieved, worthy of admiration, if you want to achieve something in life you have to be persistent.

     
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It is not in vain that he is respected and analyzed by a lot of people. This man had a career in several places and it is not easy to be professional at the same time in 3-4 different games. Not many can boast of such a thing and he is in first place even if died.

     
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Posted by antonis321:
You see a man , then the child of his , day and night , she is normal , her feet to the ground , not living a wild life , with the exception of her teenage life . She has two children , and she has been married to a person he loves most , she s happy , that's very nice to see Smile

Honestly it's just refreshing to see this compared to some other sons/daughters from famous players in other sports. Good influence is invaluable in all aspects of life to be honest.

     
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When a man wants something for his daughter he can choose if that child agrees. When she doesn't want to, then the girl chooses what profession she wants to have. Stu Ungar he could be asked to teach his child poker and i don't think he would have refused.

     
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I am very sorry how this great poker player ended, I think I did not deserve it, I think we should not forget the icons of each sport, I would have liked him to live to be able to enjoy it just by seeing him in the big games, but that's how it is. life, all someday has to end, but his daughter, who inherited nothing from him, still can tell us funny things about him just to remember him, and be able to enjoy him even with stories.

     
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