NL Holdem Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?
August 13th, 2018 by Miranda
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Howard Lederer grew up in a family of five where he loved taking part in different card games at a young age. He discovered himself becoming really competitive in the above-mentioned card games as he was playing his father. After graduating from secondary school, Howard made a decision to place college on hold for a little while and relocated to New York to participate in some serious chess. While competing in chess, he was brought in to a poker game going on in the back of the room. Howard’s 1st 2 years were tough as he would play extensive hours and lose a majority of the time. He earned some additional cash by being an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he could boost his game by analyzing his life outside of poker. He brought about an effort to get more rest and focus more on the game.

The definite advancement in his game happened when he started wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the greatest players would regularly challenge each other. Howard had access into some of the best minds in chess. With their assistance, Howard Lederer would hone his logical thinking skills. He used these strategy concepts in the game of No-Limit Texas Holdem.

Howard Lederer also helped his sister Annie Duke master poker. Annie Duke was a great student of the game as she would always be asking questions about how 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 women players the poker world today. He moved to Las Vegas in 1993 and participated in cash games for the subsequent decade. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard made the decision to play more tournaments.

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