Focus Attention on Annie Duke

Annie Duke may not have won her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she is still one of the most powerful poker competitors at the live action games at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha high-low.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy following a huge win at the tables, Annie heads home and becomes "mom" to her 4 children. She grew up in New Hampshire into a family of card competitors. If you don’t believe that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to play the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small change girl and has won her cut of hard tables, including eliminating Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They are both players that have the capability to capture the huge cash and do so with a smile.

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

When you take a seat across from her at the poker table you’ll see Annie is there to play the game and she starts "summing" you up as soon as you approach the game table. If you cannot compete like a camp, then do not bother.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament competitions, Mrs. Duke became a adviser to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his skills and develop into a force at the tables.

You will likely catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you will observe Annie on the television and you may even compete against her in an internet poker match, but do not anticipate a simple win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you will not beat her. Although, it’d be fun to say you played at the at the table with "The Duke".

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