NL Holdem Poker- Howard Lederer?

by Ali on March 22nd, 2013

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Howard Lederer grew up in a family of 5 in which he loved playing numerous card games when he was young. He discovered himself getting really aggressive in the above-mentioned card games as he was competing against his dad. After finishing high school, Howard decided to put college on hold for a little while and headed to New York City to play some big-time chess. While competing in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s 1st 2 years were difficult as he played extensive hours and fail to win a majority of the time. He made some extra money by becoming an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He believed he could better his game by adjusting his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more rest and focus attention more on the game.

The actual advancement in his game began when he began gambling at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the the most favorable players would frequently play against each other. He had access into some of the best minds in chess. With their help, Howard would tweak his cunning thinking abilities. Howard used these strategic concepts in the game of NL hold’em.

Howard Lederer also assisted his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. She was a superb student of poker as she would always be asking questions about the right way to make the correct decision. He told Annie to head out to Vegas and play in the WSOP tournaments. Annie Duke is one of the strongest female players the poker arena has ever seen. Howard headed to Vegas in 1993 and competed in cash games for the following decade. When the World Poker Tournament grew in popularity, he made the decision to compete in more tournaments.

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