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NL Holdem Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

Howard Lederer grew up in a family of 5 in which he enjoyed taking part in numerous card games at a young age. He found himself becoming very competitive in these card games as he was playing his dad. After graduating from Sr. High school, Howard decided to place higher education on hold for a bit and moved to New York City to compete in some formidable chess. While participating in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s first 2 years were difficult as he would play many hours and lose most times. He earned some additional money by being an assistant for the poker players. He theorized he could better his game by adjusting his life away from poker. He made an attempt to get more rest and concentrate more on poker.

The definite improvement in his game began when he started playing at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the the most favorable gamblers would regularly challenge one another. Howard was able to access some of the foremost minds in chess. With their help, he would hone his strategic thinking techniques. He applied these strategic ideas to the game of No-Limit holdem.

He also assisted his sibling Annie Duke learn the game of poker. She was a great student of the game as she would always be asking questions about how to make the correct choice. Howard told Annie to head out to Vegas and compete in the World Series of Poker competition. She is one of the greatest women players the poker arena ever. Howard relocated to Las Vegas in Nineteen Ninety Three and played cash games for the subsequent decade. When the WPT gained popularity, he decided to compete in more tournaments.

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