Sunday, June 26, 2005

The kid

I'm not sure what it means when the Gray Lady takes up poker reportage in a big way, but outside of the McManus column and WSOP journal, today's issue also has a story on Stu Unger,

Stu, or Stuey the Kid, Ungar was the swashbuckling enfant terrible of poker before it blew up into a mainstream obsession in the 1990's. The diminutive son of a Lower East Side bookmaker, he won his back-to-back World Series of Poker titles by the unheard of age of 27 and went on to win, and lose, $30 million by one estimate before his epic taste for excess left him dead, in a cheap Las Vegas motel on Nov. 22, 1998, at 45.

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