Name: Howard Lederer AKA "The Professor"
Location: Las Vegas United States
Total Winnings: $4,764,631
First Place Finishes: 10
WSOP Bracelets: 2
Marital Status: Married
Started Playing Poker: Over 20 yearsrs ago
Ambition: To win the big one,the WSOP $10k buy in.
Hobbies: Golf and music.
Favorite Movie: Stanley Kubrick's Path of Glory
Favorite Music: Rap
Favorite Celebrity: Not star struck
Poker Players I Respect Most: Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey & Eric Seidel
If I could change anything in the world: To end poverty
One of the most famous professional poker player of all time Howard Lederer, surnamed "The Professor" , was born on October 30, 1964 in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire state of United States of America.Coming from a family of professors he has grown along with his two sisters , Annie( now a famous poker player - Annie Duke) and Katy. He won two gold bracelets WSOP (2000 and 2001) and received from poker tournaments during his career over 3.7 million dollars and 1.3 million dollars from World Series Of Poker.
Howard Lederer parents learn their children to play different card games in order to spend more time with family.Hiis father Richard Lederer who was a writer, professor and linguist, introduced him into the secrets of poker , who would become his passion for life . In adolescence , however , Howard Lederer was more fascinated by chess than poker. So intense was the concern for this game because at 18 years old moves to New York known for his many chess clubs.He enroled at Colombia University of New York and simultaneously became a frequent customer of most illegal game clubs , where he discovered poker
He began playing at club Mayfair, famous for bridge and backgammon , but also a legendary name because there have turned some of the best players in the world .
Howard Lederer considers Poker as an art, like drawing a bow or sword proper handling . To be able to learn and improve as an art , it is very important harmony between body and soul and understanding the processes by which one must pass to master this art . Making a parallel between poker and Buddhism Zen, Howard Lederer describes four stages through which a poker player before it reaches the master :
- Passionate and enthusiastic - phase in which earnings do not count towards the pleasure to play as much .
- Students - results and success began to be regarded as important in this phase . The game is further examined and are designed strategy game.
- Wizard- Phase arrived at after years of study , but it is very important to not lie on the laurels of success. convinced that a poker player has reached perfection , can not reach a master . Improving the poker player is a process without end , and , as poker players is important to be able to change and adapt to situations .
- One hand while- The most important strategy in a way to master poker player is the ability concentrating only on the current hand and the ability to forget everything that happened before hand . The only thing that matters is hand just a play , even if a few minutes before you had the misfortune of Bad Beat. No matter how much money is at stake and any gain or loss if the current tournament or not you can change your life , everything around it is immaterial - Focus only on the current hand.
Undoubtedly Howard Lederer is one of the most remarkable personalities in the poker world , is an example of impeccable behavior