Monday, June 8, 2009

Famous Black Jack Player

Ken Uston , a famous blackjack player of 1970's to 1980's. He mastered and perfect concepts of card counting teamplay. He is a mathematical genius who won important legal victories for blackjack players.

Ken was born in New York, he was the oldest of three children to Elsie Lubitz, a native of Austria, and Senzo Usui, a Japanese immigrant and businessman. Uston became fascinated by blackjack and its inherent strategies after meeting professional gambler Al Francesco in a poker game.

After a while Uston quit on his day job and became a member of Al Francesco's team. The concept of the team is top worked like this: "counters" placed small bets at the blackjack tables in the casino. If they keep track of the cards that had been dealt, and use mathematical systems such as the Reverse System and the Hi Opt I System, they were able to determine when the odds of the game had moved in their favor. That is the time they can signal the "big players" on the team, who would come to the table and place big bets and win big money.

In 1976 Ken build his own team where cathy Hulbert is also a team member. His team woin millions of dollars at the blackjack tables. Because of this Ken's team was soon barred from playing black jack at casinos. Like his team Ustons also disguise in order to continue to play blackjack. Uston became almost as well known as a genius of disguise as he was as a genius of blackjack.

Ken Uston Wrote several books on his blackjack techniques and strategies(including The Big Player, Million Dollar Blackjack and Ken Uston on Blackjack.)

In 1987 at the age of 52, ken found in his rented apartment in Paris, France because of heart failure.

Friday, June 5, 2009

David Matthews

David Matthews is an american professional blackjack player and a writer. He was was born in the Caribbean island of Antigua on April 4th 1959 and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. David Matthews writes a blog focused on gambling and las vegas called Gambling in Space.

David has competed in the World Series of Blackjack and is the winner of the first season of the CBS elimination blackjack tournament series Ultimate Blackjack Tour.

David's secret...

According to David he played five to ten tournaments a week online to stay fresh. In that way he can see a few new situations that can help him to prepare for the live events.

The Best Female Gambler

Cathy Hulbert is known as the best female gambler on earth. She is best known as a poker player. Won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1993. In 1996, she's known as the only woman named as one of the world’s top seven-card stud poker players by Card Player magazine.

Hulbert worked in New York State Senate after graduation. Her skills in card games acquired during her college years and knew that her future lay in professinal gambling. She met David Heyden and Rick Greider,the best seven-card stud players in the world, and started taking poker lessons. Soon Hulbert learnt the art of card counting and she was become a member of the legendary ken Uston's blackjack team.

Now Cathy runs a website and she teaches classes where women can learn poker games.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Chris Ferguzon.

Christopher Philip Ferguson aka Chris is easily the most recognized face in poker. Born on April 11, 1963, in LosAngeles, California. A top professional casino poker player, both a mathematician and computer scientist with a photographic memory.

Chris has won five World Series of Poker bracelets, including the bracelet for the 2000 WSOP Main Event. On 2004, he had the most cashes ever in a single year at the WSOP. He was also the winner of the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Chris started playing casino poker for fun at the age of 10. Meanwhile, his interest in poker grew as he played a lot of card games with friends on weekends during his high school years. As Chris’s skills quickly evolved, he started exploring whether his new addiction could lead to gambling at a higher level. It was 1994 when he started playing poker seriously and began playing in tournaments in California. 1995, he entered his first World Series of Poker.

After graduation chris decided to go for the big bucks and joined World Series of Poker and World Poker Tourtournaments. where he won the five World Series of Poker bracelet.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter is one of those professional casino poker player. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Baxter started his gambling career like many others of his age by gambling in the pool halls. When he was 14 he discovered he had a talent for hustling pool games. At the age of 16 he had socked away several thousand dollars from playing pool, and it wasn't always just because he was better than his opponent. When he turned 18 he was old enough to head to the taverns, where he discovered his next big love - poker.

In 1970’s, Billy begun playing in Las Vegas, and, by 1975, he entered the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He won that year’s $5000 deuce-to-seven tournament, and, in 1978, again won that event.

Baxter is a very successful 63-year-old professional poker player. And now, a sports-betting expert and well-known high-stakes poker player who has seven World Series of Poker bracelets to his credit, trailing only Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Hellmuth in that category. Many recognized him as the guy who staked Stu Ungar when he captured his third world championship in 1997.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Poker Professor.

Howard Lederer was born in 1964 in Concord, New Hampshire. Howard Lederer's family is a professional player. Howard spent much of his childhood on the family room floor engrossed in card games.

His sister is Annie Duke, also a porfessional poker player. Their father is Richard Lederer, a well known American linguist.

After high school he moved to New York to attend Colombia University and pursue chess. While there Howard Lederer discovered the many underground gambling rooms where one could play games such as backgammon, chess, bridge, gin rummy, and poker. Before long, Lederer had given up playing chess to pursue his new love, poker. He did not do well for the first few years, consistently losing until he had to run errands for the other players just to make enough money for his nightly buy-ins. At one point he was putting in 70 to 80 hours a week playing poker. Like so many other pros, he eventually dropped out of college to play poker.

Howard is a calm and outgoing person. When playing he is very self-confident, quiet and unfaltering. He was called "The Professor", because of his demeanor, analytical style and long history of wins.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stuart Ungal . The Kid

Stuart Errol Ungar, aka Stu Ungar. A professional poker player who was born on September 8, 1953, in New York City. He is also a grin rummy player. He lived in Manhattan’s Lower East Side with his Jewish parents.

At an early age of 10 he had won the first grin rummy tournament . At the age of 14 he began to play poker ( as a professional poker player). He became the youngest WSoP champion and was quickly nicknamed “The Kid.” By the age of 25, he had two World Series of Poker championships. Stu made a mark in poker too by winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) a record three times.

Stu never cared about the money. It is better to loose the money for him than to waste. He only need money for his gambling including horses, races, poker and other sports betting.

"Easy to earn , Easy to burn. " this is the way Stu thought about it.


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