Fix Attention on Annie Duke

Mrs. Duke mightn’t have earned her first WSOP Bracelet until ‘04 but she remains one of the most feared poker players around the live action matches at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with a win at the "buried game" of Omaha hi/lo.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker run wild after a huge win at the tournament, Annie goes back home to be "mom" to her 4 children. She was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker competitors. If you do not accept that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to play the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small change girl and has captured her cut of demanding tables, including eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They’re both players that have the ability to win the large $$$$$ and do so with a grin.

Annie is a tough player at any table considering that she is a true poker player, but it is a little more than just being skilled at the game. Annie is incredibly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she majored in English and Psychology.

When you are seated across from her at the table you’ll see Annie is there to compete in the game and she begins "summing" you up as soon as you approach the table. If you can not wager like a winner, then do not bother.

Winning over three million dollars in tournament competitions, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a consultant to both and actor Ben Affleck, who was looking to hone his skills and develop into a force at the poker table.

You might catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you’ll observe Annie on the television and you may even participate against her in an on-line poker match, but do not anticipate an easy win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not beat her. Although, it would be fun to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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