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Howard Lederer lived in a family of five in which he enjoyed participating in various card games when he was young. He discovered himself becoming really aggressive in these particular card games as he was competing against his dad. After graduating from Sr. High school, Howard made a decision to place higher education on hold for a bit and headed to New York to compete in some formidable chess. While playing chess, he was introduced to a poker game taking place in the rear of the room. Howard’s 1st two years were tough as he would play many hours and don’t win a majority of the time. He made some extra cash by being an runner for the poker players. He believed he possibly could better his game by balancing his life away from poker. He brought about an attempt to get more rest and focus attention more on poker.

The definite advancement in his abilities began when he started gambling at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the the most favorable gamblers would frequently play against one another. He was able to access some of the foremost players in chess. With their help, Howard Lederer would hone his logical thinking techniques. He used these strategic concepts in the game of NL texas hold’em.

He also helped his sister Annie Duke learn poker. Annie Duke was a great student of poker as she would consistently be asking questions about the right way to make the correct decision. Howard told Annie to head out to Sin City and play in the WSOP competition. Annie is one of the strongest women players the poker world has ever seen. Howard Lederer moved to Las Vegas in 1993 and played money games for the next decade. When the World Poker Tournament grew in popularity, he made the decision to play more tournaments.

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