NL Holdem Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

Howard Lederer was born into in a family of five where he loved betting on numerous card games at a young age. He found himself getting really aggressive in these particular card games while playing his father. After graduating from secondary school, Howard made a decision to put higher education on hold for a little bit and headed to New York to compete in some big-time chess. While participating in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s initial two years were rough as he played many hours and fail to win most times. He made some extra cash by becoming an assistant for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he might improve his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more rest and focus even more on the game.

The actual improvement in his game began when he began wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the the most favorable players would regularly compete against one another. He was able to access a few of the best minds in chess. With their help, Howard would hone his strategic thinking abilities. He used these strategic ideas in the game of No-Limit holdem.

He also helped his sibling Annie Duke master the game of poker. She was a great student of the game as she constantly asked questions about the right way to make the correct choice. Howard told Annie to head out to Vegas and play in the World Series of Poker competition. She is one of the strongest female players the poker arena today. He moved to Vegas in 1993 and participated in money games for the subsequent 10 years. When the WPT grew in popularity, Howard decided to play more tournaments.

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