• Name: Howard Lederer
• Nickname: The Professor
• Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
• Birth Date: 1964
• Birth Place: Concord, N.H.
• Online poker room: Full Tilt Poker
Howard Lederer, bear in Concord, N.H., in 1964, grows within academic family with a predilection for sports of chance.
With his sisters Annie and Katy, Howard Lederer makes the first move into all way of gambling by his parents, who stimulate card-playing as a tradition for the family to waste time together.
At early age, and by his father, Howard’s competitive nature was stimulated.
Father Richard Lederer, who never gave Howard a free travel during the heated family fights. Richard, a famed American author, teacher and linguist, was Howard’s first adversary in the competition that would ultimately become his life-long obsession.
However, in his first years, Howard was not only most interested in poker, but chess.
He decided to leave his academic career, after graduating high school, and to follow his penchant of the competition to New York, where he got his first contact to the underground world of gambling: chess, bridge, backgammon and, poker of course.
It doesn’t took time to reach the Big Apple that he revealed a backroom card competition at one of his preferred clubs.
Approximately, right away, playing chess took a backseat to playing poker full time.
As so many competitors who are at the moment flourishing, Howard was a constant loser in his first few years at the table. It took time and money before he earns his nightly buy-in running everyday jobs for the other performers at the club.
For Howard, may be the most influential time was the period he spent at the famous Mayfair Club in New York.
Beside to a slide of poker enormous as Dan Harrington, Erik Seidel and Steve Zolotow, Howard spent a large deal of time mounting an sympatizing the details of the poker competition.
It was nearly at that moments that No-Limit Hold’em appears in New York . The assembly was captivated with the new competition that has lately become the famous version of poker worldwide.
Howard began the teacher of his younger sister Annie Duke on the competition’s finer points throughout his days playing and investigating poker in New York.
Annie, in reality, would play all day and use the evenings also to flatten out the hooks in her tactic with her big brother.
It doesn’t take long before Annie learns all she could from the brother Professor Howard and became an authority in her own right, always, with Howard’s help and a lot of practice.
Katy, Howard’s second sister, even though not a poker superstar, has gained disrepute as a writer. Arbitrating by the fact that she has published a group of poetry as well as a record about her life rising up in a family of gamblers, she appears able to run in the Lederer family.
Howard moves to Vegas in 1993 and started his poker career in earnest, after playing and allocating approaches with some of the world most excellent at the Mayfair Club for most of the 1980s.
Howard rapidly established himself as one of the major competitors in the competition Playing cash tables in addition of big buy-in No-Limit Hold’em competitions.
Howard has become a contest in the poker world. A full associate of Team Full Tilt, division of the notorious “Corporation” that played Texas banker Andy Beal for the top wagers in poker history, and an authority on tactic with many instructional videos, Lederer has deserved his nickname “The Professor.”
Famed and recognized for his cool and scheming way on the felt, Howard has played a fraction in more than a little celebrated poker stories.
Howard Lederer, a vegetarian from the moment of receiving gastric bypass surgery to fight against his weight problem, was once wage $10,000 by David Grey that he wouldn’t eat meat.
Staying at a table in the elevated-bets room at Bellagio, Howard ordered and consumed a cheeseburger, obliging Grey to cough up the ten huge.
With another backgammon legend, Mike Svobodny wage Howard and fellow pro Huck Seed $50,000 each that their weights wouldn’t cross in the next year.
At that time, Howard Lederer was peaking the levels at over three hundred pounds while the six-foot-seven stone weighed in at less than two hundred.
This was a wage that Howard was intended to lose though as his weight loss efforts splashed and germ at the moment lost weight in his efforts to mass up.
Howard has a penchant for the poker gaming that is huge even measure up to that of other lifelong entertainers.
Howard is an important element of Full Tilt Poker and, actually, one of the most clever observer working. The Professor continues to thrive in play-offs while his moments are mainly conquered by his contributions with several poker activities away from the felt.
Howard lives actually in Las Vegas with his wife Suzie, his son Matti and three dogs.
• Hold the Howard Lederer Poker Fantasy Camp
• Son of editor and linguist Richard Lederer
• Graduated Columbia University
• Big brother of poker pro Annie Duke
• Competitive chess performer and prodigy
• Successfully played the elevated-bets cash games for 10 years
• Won $9.3 million from businessman Andy Beal in 2004
• Has attended over 125 Grateful Dead concerts
• Vegetarian longtime (although he once won $10,000 for eating a cheeseburger)