Howard Lederer lived in a family of 5 where he loved betting on numerous card games when he was young. He discovered himself becoming really aggressive in these card games as he was playing his dad. After finishing high school, Howard decided to put college on hold for a bit and relocated to New York to participate 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 initial two years were rough as he would play countless hours and fail to win a majority of the time. He made some extra cash by being an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he possibly could better his game by analyzing his life outside of poker. He brought about an effort to acquire more rest and focus attention even more on poker.

The actual improvement in his game happened when he began playing at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon association where the greatest players would regularly compete against one another. Howard was able to access several of the best minds in chess. With their help, he would tweak his cunning thinking abilities. He applied these strategic ideas to the game of No-Limit Texas Holdem.

Howard Lederer also assisted his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. Annie Duke was a great student of the game as she constantly asked questions about how to make the correct decision. He told Annie to head out to Sin City and play in the WSOP competition. Annie Duke is one of the greatest women players the poker world ever. Howard Lederer moved to Sin City in 1993 and competed in money games for the subsequent 10 years. When the WPT gained popularity, he made the decision to compete in more tournaments.