24 Apr 20

Howard Lederer was born into in a family of 5 in which he loved betting on different card games when he was young. He discovered himself getting really aggressive in the above-mentioned card games as he was competing against his father. After graduating from high school, Howard made a decision to put higher education on hold for a little bit and relocated to New York to compete in some serious chess. While playing chess, he was brought in to a poker game going on in the back of the room. Howard’s initial two years were rough as he would play extensive hours and don’t win most times. He earned some extra money by becoming an assistant for the poker players. He judged he might improve his game by adjusting his life away from poker. He made an attempt to acquire more rest and focus more on poker.

The real advancement in his abilities began when he began wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the best players would often wager against each other. He had access into a number of the best minds in chess. With their help, Howard Lederer would tweak his logical thinking techniques. He used these strategic ideas in the game of No-Limit hold’em.

Howard also assisted his sibling Annie Duke master poker. Annie was a superb student of the game as she would always be asking questions about how to make the correct decision. Howard Lederer told Annie to head out to Sin City and play in the World Series of Poker competition. Annie Duke is one of the greatest women players the poker world ever. Howard Lederer headed to Vegas in 1993 and competed in money games for the subsequent 10 years. When the WPT grew in popularity, Howard decided to play more tournaments.

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