Focus on Annie Duke

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Mrs. Duke might not have won her 1st WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is still one of the most powerful poker players at the live action games at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "buried game" of Omaha hi/lo.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy after a big win at the tables, Annie goes home and becomes "mom" to her 4 kids. She grew up in New Hampshire into a family of poker competitors. If you don’t believe that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to bet on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small change girl and has succeeded at her share of demanding tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on several occasions. They are both players that have the ability to acquire the large $$$$$ and do it with a smile.

Annie Duke is a tough player at any table due to the fact that she is a real poker player, but it’s a little more than simply being great at the game. Annie is incredibly intelligent and graduated from Columbia U where she double majored in English and Psychology.

When you are seated across from her at the poker table you will see she is there to compete in the game and she begins "summing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you can’t wager like a Champion, then do not bother.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke became a adviser to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who was looking to hone his talents and become a force at the tables.

You will likely see her at the Bellagio, you’ll see Annie on the television and you might even compete against her in a net poker match, but don’t anticipate an easy win. Except of course you are a camp-in-the-making, you will not defeat her. However, it’d be exciting to mention you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".

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