Focus on Annie Duke

by Carmelo on September 21st, 2010

Mrs. Duke may not have captured her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors around the live action games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker run crazy after a big win at the tournament, Annie heads back home and becomes "mom" to her 4 children. She grew up in New Hampshire and raised into a family of card players. If you do not believe that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to wager on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small change girl and has succeeded at her share of hard tables, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They’re both players that have the ability to capture the big money and do so with a grin.

Annie is a strong player at any table considering that she is a natural poker player, but it is a little more than simply being great at the game. Annie is incredibly intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in English and Psychology.

When you sit across from her at the table you will see Annie Duke is there to play the game and she begins "sizing" you up from the time you approach the poker table. If you cannot bet like a Champion, then do not waste your time.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament competitions, Annie Duke branched out to become a adviser to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his skills and grow into a force at the poker table.

You may glimpse her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely notice Annie on TV and you might even compete against her in a web-based poker game, but do not count on an easy win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. Although, it would be fun to mention you played at the at the table with "The Duke".

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