NL Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 26-02-2010

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Howard Lederer grew up in a family of 5 in which he enjoyed participating in different card games at a young age. He discovered himself getting really competitive in the above-mentioned card games while competing against his father. After graduating from high school, Howard made a decision to put higher education on hold for a bit and moved away to New York City to play some formidable chess. While competing in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the back of the room. Howard’s first 2 years were tough as he would play many hours and fail to win most times. He made some extra cash by being an runner for the poker players. He believed he might improve his game by adjusting his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more rest and concentrate more on the game.

The real advancement in his abilities happened when he began playing at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the the most favorable players would regularly challenge each other. Howard was able to access a number of the greatest minds in chess. With their help, Howard would hone his logical thinking abilities. Howard used these strategic concepts in the game of No-Limit holdem.

He also helped his sibling Annie Duke master the game of poker. Annie Duke was an excellent student of poker as she would always be asking questions about how to make the correct decision. Howard Lederer told Annie Duke to head out to Vegas and play in the WSOP tournaments. She is one of the best female players the poker arena ever. He headed to Vegas in 1993 and participated in money games for the following decade. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard made the decision to play more tournaments.

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