• No-Limit Hold’em Poker- Howard Lederer?

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    Howard Lederer grew up in a family of 5 in which he enjoyed betting on various card games at a young age. He discovered himself getting really aggressive in these card games while playing his father. After finishing secondary school, Howard decided to put college on hold for a little bit and moved to New York City to participate in some big-time chess. While participating in chess, he was introduced to a poker game going on in the back of the room. Howard’s initial 2 years were difficult as he played many hours and lost most times. He made some extra money by being an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He believed he possibly could boost his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He made an effort to acquire more sleep and focus more on the game.

    The actual improvement in his game happened when he started wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the greatest players would often challenge each other. Howard was able to access some of the best minds in chess. With their assistance, he would sharpen his strategic thinking techniques. He used these strategic ideas in the game of NL Texas Holdem.

    He also helped his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie Duke was an excellent student of poker as she constantly asked questions about the right way to make the correct decision. Howard Lederer told Annie to move out to Las Vegas and compete in the World Series of Poker tournaments. Annie is one of the greatest women players the poker world today. Howard headed to Vegas in 1993 and played cash games for the next 10 years. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard decided to participate in more tournaments.

     December 19th, 2009  Marlee   No comments

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