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Howard Lederer grew up in a family of 5 where he loved playing different card games at a young age. He discovered himself becoming very competitive in the above-mentioned card games while competing against his dad. After graduating from secondary school, Howard made a decision to place higher education on hold for a bit and headed to New York to compete in some serious chess. While playing chess, he was brought in to a poker game taking place in the rear of the room. Howard’s initial 2 years were rough as he would play countless hours and lose most times. He made some additional cash by becoming an assistant for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he possibly could boost his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He brought about an attempt to get more sleep and focus attention even more on the game.

The actual improvement in his game happened when he started betting at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the greatest players would regularly challenge each other. Howard was able to access a few of the greatest players in chess. With their assistance, Howard would tweak his logical thinking abilities. Howard applied these strategic concepts to the game of NL texas hold’em.

Howard also helped his sister Annie Duke master poker. Annie Duke was a superb student of the game as she would always be asking questions about how to make the correct decision. He told Annie Duke to move out to Vegas and play in the WSOP competition. Annie Duke is one of the best female players the poker world ever. He moved to Vegas in 1993 and participated in cash games for the next decade. When the World Poker Tournament grew in popularity, he decided to compete in more tournaments.