Joined: Jan '11
Age: 45 (M)
One of the big questions on the minds of many lately with the World Series of Poker fast approaching is whether or not this would be the year that Howard Lederer returned to the felt to chase bracelets. On Wednesday afternoon, Lederer released a statement via Daniel Negreanu's blog at FullContactPoker.com that began "I am writing to apologise to everyone in the poker community."
In the letter, Lederer takes on more responsibility for the fallout of Full Tilt Poker that occurred once Black Friday rocked the poker world on April 15, 2011. A year and a half after that day, Lederer gives an exclusive seven-hour video series interview "The Lederer Files."
In those videos, Lederer deflected much of the blame away from himself and his account of what happened didn't sit well with the poker community. Since then, not much of Lederer has been seen around the poker world, except for a few glimpses here and there in some high-stakes cash games around Las Vegas.