Focus on Annie Duke

Annie Duke mightn’t have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but Annie remains 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 go crazy following a big success at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mommy" to her 4 children. She hails from NH and was raised into a family of poker players. If you don’t accept that, have a look at her sibling, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught Annie how-to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is not a small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of difficult tables, which includes knocking out Howard a few times on several occasions.

Earning over three million dollars in tournament action, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his skills to become a power player at the poker table.

You might just run into Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll see her on TV and you may even compete against her in a net poker match, but do not count on an easy win. Unless you are a up and coming master, you will not beat her. However, it is likely to be fun to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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