Focus on Annie Duke

July 21st, 2013 by Averie Leave a reply »

Annie Duke mightn’t have captured her first WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she remains one of the most powerful poker players around the ring games at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-overdue World Series of Poker win came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "young crowd" of poker go berserk after a huge success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mum" to her 4 kids. She was born in NH and grew up in a family of poker players. If you don’t accept that, watch her sibling, Howard Lederer, in action, who taught her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is not a small change girl and has captured her cut of hard matches, including eliminating Howard a few times on numerous occasions.

Winning over $3 million in tournament action, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both UltimateBet and actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his abilities and become a power player in poker.

You may encounter Annie at the Bellagio, you will see her on the television and you may even play with her in a web poker match, but do not count on a simple win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it would be fun to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".


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