POKER PROFESSIONAL HOWARD LEDERER
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Howard “The Professor” Lederer (born October 30, 1964 in Concord, New Hampshire), is a professional poker player and brother of poker professional Annie Duke.
Lederer's father is Richard Lederer, a writer and linguist who taught at St. Paul's School (United States) in New Hampshire. Lederer was a young chess talent and after high school he moved to New York City, where he attended Columbia University. New York City is known for its chess clubs and at one of these clubs he discovered poker and eventually began playing at the Mayfair Club with other now well-known poker players such as Erik Seidel and Dan Harrington.
In 1994 howard lederer moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he sought out high stakes poker games.Lederer is known as “The Professor” because of his demeanor, analytical style and long history of wins. He has made an instructional poker video called Secrets of No Limit Hold'em and he runs the Howard Lederer Poker Fantasy Camp. He also cohosts a tournament poker show for the Fox Broadcasting Company. His sister, Katy Lederer, wrote a book about the Lederer family, Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers.
Howard Lederer is known for his focused, calm demeanor at the poker table, but in 2002, Lederer publicly criticized Daniel Negreanu for making inappropriate comments about Duke. Also, at the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris 2003, Lederer refused to shake hands with notorious needler Tony Guoga when eliminated from the tournament.
A long-time vegetarian, Lederer once won a $10,000 proposition bet by eating a cheeseburger. Lederer became a vegetarian after having gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. One of his nicknames (given to him by Doyle Brunson) was “bubba”, which was shortened to “bub” after Lederer lost the weight.He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Suzie, son Matti and three dogs.
In 2008 Howard Lederer entered and won the most expensive tournament to enter in the world, the $100,000 buy in tournament No limit Holdem Challenge and walked away with 1.25 million after coming first. During 2010 his total poker earnings are said to be in the region of 6 million dollars.
2011 Full Tilt seizure & Howard lederer Charges
As many by now will know the Full tilt poker domain was seized & bank accounts frozen by the US government on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating gambling laws in April, But also Howard lederer along with other poker professionals have also had charges brought against them on September 21-2011 in conjunction with full tilt poker operating under what the department of justice has called a ponzi scheme.
On Wednesday also the EPL Chairman of the Standards and Conduct Committee Stephen Martin said, "The Committee voted to suspend Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson indefinitely, pending the outcome of the Department of Justice's action."