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Howard Lederer

Born in Concord, N.H., in 1964, Howard Lederer was raised in a family of academics with a penchant for games of chance.

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Howard Lederer Biography

Born in Concord, N.H., in 1964, Howard Lederer was raised in a family of academics with a penchant for games of chance. As a child, along with his sisters Annie and Katy, he was initiated into all manner of games by his parents, who encouraged card-playing as a way for the family to spend time together.

Howard's competitive nature was encouraged at a young age by his father, Richard Lederer, who never gave Howard a free ride during the heated family battles. Richard, a well-known American author, teacher and linguist, was Howard's first opponent in the game that would eventually become his life-long passion.

In his teenage years however, it wasn't poker that Howard was most interested in but chess. After graduating high school he decided to put off his academic career to follow his love of the game to New York where he got his first exposure to the underground world of gambling: chess, bridge, backgammon and, of course, poker.

It wasn't long after he arrived in the Big Apple that he discovered a backroom card game at one of his favorite clubs. Almost immediately, chess took a backseat to playing poker full time. Like so many players who are now successful, Howard was a consistent loser in his first few years at the table. It got so bad that he was earning his nightly buy-in running errands for the other players at the club.

Perhaps the most formative period for Howard was the time he spent at the famous Mayfair Club in New York. Along with a slew of poker greats like Dan Harrington, Erik Seidel and Steve Zolotow, he spent a great deal of time developing an understanding of the intricacies of the game. It was about this time that No-Limit Hold'em made its way to New York . The group was fascinated with the game that has recently become the flagship variation of poker worldwide.

During his days playing and analyzing poker in New York, Howard began to tutor his younger sister Annie Duke on the game's finer points. The story goes that Annie would play all day and use the evenings to iron out the kinks in her strategy with her big brother. With Howard's help and a lot of practice, it wasn't long before she had learned all she could from the Professor and became an authority in her own right.

Howard's other sister Katy, although not a poker superstar, has gained notoriety as a writer. Judging by the fact that she has published a collection of poetry as well as a memoir about her life growing up in a family of gamblers, it seems talent runs in the Lederer family.

After playing and sharing strategy with some of the best in the world at the Mayfair Club for most of the 1980s, Howard made the jump to Vegas in 1993 and began his poker career in earnest. Playing cash tables as well as big buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments, Howard quickly established himself as one of the major players in the game.

Over the years Howard has become a fixture in the poker world. A full member of Team Full Tilt, part of the infamous "Corporation" that played Texas banker Andy Beal for the highest stakes in poker history, and an authority on strategy with numerous instructional videos, Lederer has earned his nickname "The Professor." Known and named for his calm and calculating manner on the felt, Howard has played a part in more than a few famous poker stories.

Lederer, a vegetarian since receiving gastric bypass surgery to combat his weight problem, was once bet $10,000 by David Grey that he wouldn't eat meat. Sitting at a table in the high-stakes room at Bellagio, Lederer ordered - and consumed - a cheeseburger, forcing Grey to cough up the ten large.

In another talked-about prop bet, backgammon legend Mike Svobodny bet Howard and fellow pro Huck Seed $50,000 each that their weights wouldn't cross in the next year. At the time Lederer was topping the scales at over three hundred pounds while the six-foot-seven Seed weighed in at fewer than two hundred. This was a bet that Howard was destined to lose though as his weight loss attempts floundered and Seed actually lost weight in his efforts to bulk up.

Howard has a love for the game of poker that is massive even compared to that of other lifelong players. He is an integral part of Full Tilt Poker and one of the most intelligent commentators working today. The Professor continues to succeed in tournaments although his time is largely dominated by his involvement with many poker endeavors away from the felt.

He currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife Suzie, son Matti and three dogs.

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  • What topics does Howard Lederer speak about?

    Howard Lederer is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Economy and Finance, Education, Finance.
  • Where does Howard Lederer travel from?

    Howard Lederer generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Howard Lederer’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard Lederer for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard Lederer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard Lederer or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Howard Lederer Biography

Born in Concord, N.H., in 1964, Howard Lederer was raised in a family of academics with a penchant for games of chance. As a child, along with his sisters Annie and Katy, he was initiated into all manner of games by his parents, who encouraged card-playing as a way for the family to spend time together.

Howard's competitive nature was encouraged at a young age by his father, Richard Lederer, who never gave Howard a free ride during the heated family battles. Richard, a well-known American author, teacher and linguist, was Howard's first opponent in the game that would eventually become his life-long passion.

In his teenage years however, it wasn't poker that Howard was most interested in but chess. After graduating high school he decided to put off his academic career to follow his love of the game to New York where he got his first exposure to the underground world of gambling: chess, bridge, backgammon and, of course, poker.

It wasn't long after he arrived in the Big Apple that he discovered a backroom card game at one of his favorite clubs. Almost immediately, chess took a backseat to playing poker full time. Like so many players who are now successful, Howard was a consistent loser in his first few years at the table. It got so bad that he was earning his nightly buy-in running errands for the other players at the club.

Perhaps the most formative period for Howard was the time he spent at the famous Mayfair Club in New York. Along with a slew of poker greats like Dan Harrington, Erik Seidel and Steve Zolotow, he spent a great deal of time developing an understanding of the intricacies of the game. It was about this time that No-Limit Hold'em made its way to New York . The group was fascinated with the game that has recently become the flagship variation of poker worldwide.

During his days playing and analyzing poker in New York, Howard began to tutor his younger sister Annie Duke on the game's finer points. The story goes that Annie would play all day and use the evenings to iron out the kinks in her strategy with her big brother. With Howard's help and a lot of practice, it wasn't long before she had learned all she could from the Professor and became an authority in her own right.

Howard's other sister Katy, although not a poker superstar, has gained notoriety as a writer. Judging by the fact that she has published a collection of poetry as well as a memoir about her life growing up in a family of gamblers, it seems talent runs in the Lederer family.

After playing and sharing strategy with some of the best in the world at the Mayfair Club for most of the 1980s, Howard made the jump to Vegas in 1993 and began his poker career in earnest. Playing cash tables as well as big buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments, Howard quickly established himself as one of the major players in the game.

Over the years Howard has become a fixture in the poker world. A full member of Team Full Tilt, part of the infamous "Corporation" that played Texas banker Andy Beal for the highest stakes in poker history, and an authority on strategy with numerous instructional videos, Lederer has earned his nickname "The Professor." Known and named for his calm and calculating manner on the felt, Howard has played a part in more than a few famous poker stories.

Lederer, a vegetarian since receiving gastric bypass surgery to combat his weight problem, was once bet $10,000 by David Grey that he wouldn't eat meat. Sitting at a table in the high-stakes room at Bellagio, Lederer ordered - and consumed - a cheeseburger, forcing Grey to cough up the ten large.

In another talked-about prop bet, backgammon legend Mike Svobodny bet Howard and fellow pro Huck Seed $50,000 each that their weights wouldn't cross in the next year. At the time Lederer was topping the scales at over three hundred pounds while the six-foot-seven Seed weighed in at fewer than two hundred. This was a bet that Howard was destined to lose though as his weight loss attempts floundered and Seed actually lost weight in his efforts to bulk up.

Howard has a love for the game of poker that is massive even compared to that of other lifelong players. He is an integral part of Full Tilt Poker and one of the most intelligent commentators working today. The Professor continues to succeed in tournaments although his time is largely dominated by his involvement with many poker endeavors away from the felt.

He currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife Suzie, son Matti and three dogs.

Howard Lederer Videos

  • Howard Lederer on Going "Poker Broke" - YouTube
  • Howard Lederer Breaks Silence on Full Tilt Poker
  • Howard Lederer Confesses EVERYTHING - by @SrslySirius ...

FAQs on booking Howard Lederer

  • How do I book Howard Lederer to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Howard Lederer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Howard Lederer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Howard Lederer or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Howard Lederer

    Speaking fees for Howard Lederer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Howard Lederer are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Howard Lederer, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Howard Lederer speak about?

    Howard Lederer is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Economy and Finance, Education, Finance.
  • Where does Howard Lederer travel from?

    Howard Lederer generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Howard Lederer’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard Lederer for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard Lederer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard Lederer or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Howard Lederer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Howard Lederer for your event is available upon request. Howard Lederer generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Annie Duke, Michael McCallister, Jim Hackett, Jean-Pierre Rosso and Thomas Cooley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Howard Lederer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Howard Lederer Speaker Videos

  • Howard Lederer on Going "Poker Broke" - YouTube
    Howard Lederer Breaks Silence on Full Tilt Poker
  • Howard Lederer Confesses EVERYTHING - by @SrslySirius ...

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