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Howard Lederer lived in a family of 5 in which he loved taking part in various card games when he was young. He discovered himself becoming really competitive in the above-mentioned card games while playing his father. After finishing secondary school, Howard made a decision to place college on hold for a little while and headed to New York to compete in some big-time chess. While playing chess, he was brought in to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s 1st 2 years were tough as he played many hours and lose most times. He earned some extra money by becoming an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he might better his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He made an effort to get more rest and concentrate more on the game.

The real advancement in his abilities began when he began betting at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the the most favorable players would frequently challenge each other. Howard had access into some of the best minds in chess. With their assistance, Howard Lederer would hone his logical thinking abilities. Howard applied these strategic concepts to the game of No-Limit texas hold’em.

He also assisted his sister Annie Duke master poker. Annie Duke was an excellent student of the game as she constantly asked questions about how to make the proper decision. He told Annie Duke to move out to Sin City and compete in the World Series of Poker tournaments. Annie Duke is one of the greatest female players the poker world ever. He moved to Las Vegas in Nineteen Ninety Three and competed in cash games for the following decade. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard decided to play more tournaments.