No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

Howard Lederer was born into in a family of five in which he loved taking part in various card games when he was young. He discovered himself becoming very aggressive in these particular card games as he was competing against his father. After finishing secondary school, Howard decided to put higher education on hold for a bit and headed to New York to play some serious chess. While playing chess, he was brought in to a poker game taking place in the back of the room. Howard’s first two years were tough as he played countless hours and do not win a majority of the time. He earned some additional cash by being an runner for the poker players. He theorized he could boost his game by analyzing his life away from poker. He made an effort to get more rest and focus attention more on poker.

The real improvement in his game began when he began wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the greatest players would regularly challenge one another. Howard had access into a few of the greatest minds in chess. With their help, Howard would sharpen his strategic thinking techniques. Howard applied these strategic ideas to the game of NL hold’em.

Howard also assisted his sibling Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie was a superb student of poker as she would consistently be asking questions about how to make the proper choice. He told Annie Duke to move out to Vegas and compete in the World Series of Poker tournaments. She is one of the strongest women players the poker arena has ever seen. He relocated to Vegas in 1993 and played cash games for the subsequent decade. When the WPT gained popularity, he decided to play more tournaments.

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