No-Limit Hold’em Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

Howard Lederer grew up in a family of five where he enjoyed taking part in various card games at a young age. He found himself becoming very competitive 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 bit and moved to New York City to participate in some serious chess. While participating in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s 1st two years were difficult as he would play many hours and lose most times. He made some extra cash by becoming an assistant for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he might better his game by adjusting his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more sleep and focus attention more on poker.

The definite advancement in his skills happened when he started gambling at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the the most favorable gamblers would often challenge each other. He was able to access a few of the greatest players in chess. With their help, Howard would tweak his logical thinking skills. He used these strategic concepts in the game of NL hold’em.

Howard Lederer also helped his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie was a superb student of poker as she constantly asked questions about how to make the proper decision. Howard Lederer told Annie to move out to Vegas and compete in the WSOP competition. Annie Duke is one of the best women players the poker world today. Howard moved to Vegas in 1993 and competed in cash games for the following decade. When the WPT grew in popularity, he made the decision to participate in more tournaments.

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