Focus Attention on Annie Duke

Mrs. Duke may not have captured her first WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is still one of the most powerful poker competitors around the cash games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "buried game" of Omaha high-low.

While competitors from the "younger crowd" of poker go crazy after a big win at the tables, Annie goes back home to be "mom" to her 4 children. She grew up in New Hampshire into a family of poker players. If you don’t believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her share of hard tables, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They’re both players that have the skill to win the huge $$$$$ and do so with a grin.

Annie Duke is a strong competitor at any table considering that she is a natural poker player, but it’s a little more than just being good at the game. Annie Duke is surprisingly smart and graduated from Columbia U where she majored in English and Psychology.

When you are seated across from her at the poker table you will see Annie Duke is there to compete in the game and she starts "summing" you up from the time you join the poker table. If you can’t play like a Champion, then do not bother.

Acquiring over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie Duke became a adviser to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his abilities and develop into a force at the poker table.

You might see her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely see Annie on television and you might even participate against her in a net poker match, but do not anticipate an easy win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. However, it’d be exciting to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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