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NL Holdem Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?

November 18th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Howard Lederer lived in a family of five where he loved betting on numerous card games at a young age. He discovered himself becoming very competitive in these particular card games as he was competing against his dad. After graduating from Sr. High school, Howard decided to put higher education on hold for a little while and moved to New York to participate in some big-time chess. While participating in chess, he was brought in to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s initial 2 years were difficult as he would play many hours and do not win most times. He earned some additional cash by being an runner for the poker players. He theorized he possibly could boost his game by adjusting his life away from poker. He brought about an effort to acquire more rest and focus even more on the game.

The real improvement in his abilities began when he started wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the the most favorable gamblers would frequently play against each other. Howard had access into a few of the best minds in chess. With their assistance, Howard Lederer would tweak his strategic thinking abilities. He applied these strategic concepts to the game of NL texas hold’em.

He also assisted his sibling Annie Duke learn poker. Annie Duke was a superb student of the game as she constantly asked questions about the right way to make the correct decision. Howard Lederer told Annie to move out to Sin City and compete in the WSOP competition. Annie Duke is one of the strongest female players the poker world ever. Howard Lederer relocated to Las Vegas in 1993 and competed in money games for the following decade. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard made the decision to play more tournaments.

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