Focus on Annie Duke

August 25th, 2010 by Averie Leave a reply »
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Annie Duke might not have won her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she remains one of the most powerful poker competitors around the cash matches at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "younger crowd" of poker go crazy after a large win at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mom" to her 4 children. She was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of card players. If you do not accept that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to gamble on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has succeeded at her share of challenging tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They are both players that have the skill to win the large $$$$$ and do so with a grin.

Annie Duke is a strong competitor at any table due to the fact that she is a true poker player, but it is a little more than just being skilled at the game. Annie Duke is very intelligent and graduated from Columbia U where she double majored in English and Psychology.

When you are seated across from her at the table you’ll see Annie Duke is there to play the game and she begins "sizing" you up from the time you approach the table. If you can not wager like a winner, then don’t waste your time.

Winning over $3 million in tournament competitions, Annie Duke branched out to become a adviser to both the UltimateBet poker room and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to enhance his skills and become a power at the tables.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you will see Annie on the tv and you may even play against her in an on-line poker match, but don’t expect an easy win. Except of course you are a camp-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it’d be fun to say you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".


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