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Legendary Poker Players Around The World
Do you know the best poker players who have made a name in the industry? Who among them has wowed the audience, beat their opponents, betted, and bluffed to win millions?

Indeed, poker is booming from saloons, casinos, and the internet. Today, there are thousands of players and professionals actively involved in engaging in such gambling from all across the world. However, among the mathematicians, tourists, and hustlers are a group of legendary names. They surface in the forums and debates of the list of legendary poker players. Check out the list below:

Chip Reese

When Chip Reese was on his way to study law at Stanford University, he dropped by Las Vegas to play low stakes poker. He started with only $400 but after a few days, he won around $60,000 in a tournament. Thus, he bid goodbye to law school and welcome poker on popular sites like in his career.

Reese had developed his skills in card games since he was a little boy with the guidance of his mom. At college, he earned his money from lectures and helping fellow students. He settled in Las Vegas in the 1970s and he built his reputation as one of the best players in the city. He won the two bracelets in WSOP in 1978 and 1982. He was proclaimed as the winner in the 2006 WSOP H.O.R.S.E tournament which is widely regarded as the championship of all discipline poker. Indeed, he is one of the most respectable names in the poker industry.

Johnny Moss

Johnny Moss is the person behind establishing WSOP as the biggest poker game around the world. The event in 1970 was joined by six people. Moss became the first champion. Overall, Moss won nine bracelets garnering the first place and he was considered as the most successful poker player in the 1970s.

Stu Ungar

Stu Ungar was from New York and he was the son of an illegal bookmaker and bar owner. He was known to be self-destructive. But he was a generous man and a genius, with instinct on how to read and win the game. Indeed, Ungar’s talents extended beyond the game of poker to other games like gin rummy.

He was nearly unbeatable and he was a winner at any game his rivals chose. Apart from poker like, he applied his knowledge to blackjack and won many thousands of dollars. Then of course he was banned by the casino owners from playing. It was poker and gin rummy where he was hailed as a god.

He settled in Las Vegas in the 1970s. Thereafter, he became a regular in high stakes poker games. Even with his limited experience he played and learned poker at an amazing speed. In the 1980s, he became the youngest poker player to win the Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He was given the name as ‘The Kid’ because of his age and tiny frame.

Indeed, Ungar has an unrivaled record in all the poker tournaments around the world. He is the only player to win the Main Events of WSOP and Super bowl three times. From 30 high roller events that he entered costing $10,000 to enter to won 10 of them. A record no one else has come close to. Reports state that he won around $30 million by the end of his career. He died in a cheap motel room in Las Vegas due to a drug overdose.
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