jowest, on Friday, August 4th, 2006, 5:24 PM, said:
I am running off the assumption we are speaking of NL holdem. Sorry. Stu was better than Mike matusow but had the same problem. No control.Now if we were talking about all time best rummy players Stu would be numbers 1-5 by himself.Do some more research on stats and then come back and tell me I have "no idea the history of poker" (if that statement is even a complete sentence).
TOURNAMENT/EVENT DATE PLACE WINNINGS 28th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1997No Limit Hold'em World Championship 05/15/1997 1 $1,000,000.00 21st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1990No Limit Hold'em World Championship 05/17/1990 9 $25,050.00 14th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1983Seven-Card Stud 05/01/1983 1 $110,000.00 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1981No Limit Hold'em World Championship 05/14/1981 1 $375,000.00 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1981Deuce to Seven Draw 05/01/1981 1 $95,000.00 11th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1980No Limit Hold'em World Championship 05/14/1980 1 $365,000.00 Ungar turned to poker in Las Vegas when his gin action dried up. He started out playing the biggest games in town. In 1980, with virtually no experience at No Limit Hold'em, Ungar entered the $10,000 buy-in World Championship event at Binion's Horseshoe for the first time. He won it. (The press dubbed him Stu "the Kid" Ungar.) The next year, (the second time he played in it), he successfully defended his title. Think about that. Ungar had entered the World Championship twice and was a two-time World Champion at the age of 25! Fittingly, he captured his third world championship (1997) the last time he played in the event. To further understand his greatness, think about this. For years, the second largest poker tournament in the world was Amarillo Slim's Super Bowl of Poker. At that time, every great poker player attended Slim's tournaments. Like the WSOP, the main event at the Super Bowl of Poker was a $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em championship. Only one man in history captured titles at both the WSOP and the Super Bowl of Poker, and that man was Stu Ungar. And he won them three times each! You are right though, you should use his and Matusow's name in the same sentence.