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Howard Lederer lived in a family of five in which he liked participating in numerous card games at a young age. He found himself getting really aggressive in these card games as he was competing against his father. After finishing secondary school, Howard decided to place college on hold for a little bit and headed to New York to compete in some formidable chess. While competing in chess, he was introduced to a poker game taking place in the back of the room. Howard’s first 2 years were rough as he played extensive hours and fail to win a majority of the time. He made some extra cash by becoming an assistant for the poker players. He judged he might boost his game by balancing his life outside of poker. He brought about an effort to acquire more sleep and focus even more on the game.

The real advancement in his abilities began when he began wagering at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the best gamblers would often compete against one another. Howard was able to access some of the greatest minds in chess. With their help, he would sharpen his cunning thinking techniques. He used these strategic concepts in the game of No-Limit Texas Holdem.

He also assisted his sister Annie Duke master the game of poker. She was a superb student of poker as she constantly asked questions about how to make the proper choice. Howard Lederer told Annie to head out to Vegas and play in the World Series of Poker tournaments. Annie is one of the best women players the poker arena has ever seen. Howard Lederer moved to Vegas in Nineteen Ninety Three and played cash games for the following 10 years. When the WPT grew in popularity, Howard made the decision to play more tournaments.