Howard Lederer grew up in a family of five where he liked playing various card games at a young age. He found himself getting really competitive in these particular card games while playing his dad. After graduating from Sr. High school, Howard decided to put college on hold for a bit and relocated to New York to play some big-time chess. While competing in chess, he was introduced to a poker game taking place in the back of the room. Howard’s first two years were tough as he played countless hours and lost a majority of the time. He made some extra cash by becoming an assistant for the poker players. He believed he might improve his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more sleep and concentrate even more on the game.

The real advancement 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 greatest players would frequently challenge each other. He had access into some of the best players in chess. With their assistance, Howard would tweak his logical thinking skills. He applied these strategic concepts to the game of No-Limit holdem.

Howard Lederer also helped his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie Duke was a great student of poker as she would always be asking questions about the right way to make the proper decision. Howard told Annie to move out to Las Vegas and play in the World Series of Poker tournaments. Annie is one of the best female players the poker arena has ever seen. Howard headed to Las Vegas in Nineteen Ninety Three and played cash games for the following 10 years. When the WPT grew in popularity, Howard decided to compete in more tournaments.

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