Focus on Annie Duke
April 23rd, 2011 by Miranda

Annie Duke may not have won her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but Annie is one of the most feared poker players around the ring games at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-overdue World Series of Poker bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild after a huge win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mommy" to her 4 children. She hails from New Hampshire and grew up in a family of poker players. If you do not accept that, check out her sibling, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is not a small change girl and has captured her cut of difficult matches, which includes knocking out Howard a few times on several occasions.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a consultant to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to develop his abilities to become a big player at the poker table.

You might just catch Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on TV and you might even compete against her in a net poker game, but don’t expect a simple win. Unless you are a rising star, you won’t beat her. However, it would be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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