Nickname: "The Professor"
Date of birth: October 30, 1964
Winnings in live events: over 6 460 000$
Best result: 1 098 785$ (1st place at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship in 2008)
Main achievements: 2 WSOP bracelets
Howard Lederer is a professional poker player from Concord, New Hampshire.
He grew up in a family, who loved all sorts of card games. They often gathered in the living room and arranged tournaments on the floor. But, in his youth, Lederer paid more attention to another kind of intellectual sport and became famous as a talented chess player.
After finishing school, he went to New York to study at Columbia University and play chess (in parallel), since "Big Apple" is famous for its chess clubs, particularly "Marshall chess club" and "Manhattan chess club", where Howard played.
In one of the clubs, the Professor (Lederer’s moniker because of his moderation, analytical thinking and a great history of winnings) was carried away by poker and soon became a member of the legendary "Mayfair Club", where he met such well-known professionals as Dan Harrington and Eric Seidel.
Lederer has managed to achieve a lot in poker. Howard has WPT titles, 2 WSOP bracelets in his record, and in 2003, he became a "WPT player of the year". Throughout his career he has earned about 6 500 000$ in live events. Currently, his best result is considered to be victory in NLH tournament for 100 500$ at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship 2008 in Melbourne, where won almost 1 100 000$.
After achieving great results, Howard Lederer decided to share his experience with others. He released a training video "Secrets of No-Limit Hold'em" and based a poker camp "Howard Lederer Poker Fantasy Camp". In addition, he is an organizer of the "Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament" and a creator of the training portal "Learn from the Pros".
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