DUBLIN, Ireland -- Team Full Tilts Howard Lederer added to his illustrious resume this week by claiming one of the most prestigious titles in tournament poker, the $100K No-Limit Hold 'em event at
Howard Lederer the Aussie Millions.
Lederer, who has played a limited tournament schedule over the past two years, showed why he is still considered one of the games premier players as he outlasted an elite field of 25 top pros, including fellow Team Full Tilt members Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and John Juanda.
Coming to the final table as one of the short stacks, Lederer patiently waited for key spots to attack and slowly accumulated chips as those around him fell from the competition. He had the chip lead with just three competitors remaining, and started heads-up play with a 2-1 chip lead over second-place finisher Mark Teltscher.
After more than an hour of heads-up competition, Lederer claimed the title and the $1.25 million first-place prize when his two pair of Aces and Jacks bested Teltschers two pair of 7s and 8s. The victory is the largest single tournament payday Lederer has ever earned, bringing his career tournament earnings to nearly $5 million.
The Professor proved that he is one of the toughest competitors at any table, on any continent. Im happy to see him take the title," said fellow Team Full Tilt pro, and 2007 $100K Tournament Champion, Erick Lindgren.
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