Howard Lederer

Professional Poker Player

Howard Lederer is a Professional Poker Player and Commentator known as "The Professor" of Poker.

After college, Howard  Lederer moved to New York to pursue his passion for chess. He soon discovered a poker game in the back room of his favorite chess club - and was immediately hooked.

In order to take his game to the next level, Howard moved to Las Vegas in 1993.   Howard won the first of his two gold bracelets in the $5,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event at the 2000 WSOP. A year later, he won his second gold bracelet in the $5,000 Deuce to Seven event at the 2001 WSOP. He continued to hone his skills and in November of 2002, won his first WPT Championship title in at Foxwoods. In March of 2003, Howard won his second WPT Championship title in the $5,000 Limit Hold 'em event on The Poker Million cruise. Just one month later, Howard won the first of his three Bellagio titles in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'em event at the 2003 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic. His second Bellagio win was in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'em event in April 2004. His third Bellagio title came just 13 days later in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Howard enjoys running a Poker Fantasy Camp where people can play with and learn from the best in the game.

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