NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

Howard Lederer was born into in a family of 5 where he loved betting on numerous card games when he was young. He discovered himself becoming very aggressive in these particular card games as he was playing his dad. After graduating from Sr. High school, Howard made a decision to put college on hold for a little while and headed to New York City to compete in some big-time chess. While competing in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s initial two years were difficult as he played many hours and do not win a majority of the time. He made some extra cash by becoming an runner for the poker players. He theorized he might better his game by analyzing his life outside of poker. He brought about an effort to get more rest and concentrate more on poker.

The definite improvement in his abilities began when he began betting at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the greatest gamblers would frequently challenge each other. He had access into a few of the foremost minds in chess. With their help, he would sharpen his cunning thinking techniques. He used these strategy concepts in the game of No-Limit hold’em.

Howard Lederer also assisted his sibling Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie Duke was a superb student of the game as she would consistently be asking questions about how to make the correct decision. Howard Lederer told Annie Duke to head out to Las Vegas and compete in the World Series of Poker tournaments. She is one of the strongest women players the poker world has ever seen. Howard headed to Vegas in 1993 and competed in cash games for the following 10 years. When the World Poker Tournament grew in popularity, Howard made the decision to participate in more tournaments.

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