Focus on Annie Duke

Annie Duke might not have earned her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is one of the most powerful poker players around the cash matches at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi/low.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker run wild after a large win at the tournament, Annie heads home to be "mom" to her four children. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker competitors. If you do not believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to bet on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of difficult tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on several occasions. They’re both competitors that have the skill to acquire the large cash and do it with a grin.

Annie Duke is a strong competitor at any poker table considering that she is a true poker player, but it is a little more than just being great at the game. Annie Duke is surprisingly intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in English and Psychology.

When you take a seat across from her at the table you know Annie is there to compete in the game and she begins "sizing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you cannot gamble like a Champion, then don’t waste your time.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie Duke became a adviser to both the UltimateBet website and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his skills and grow into a power at the tables.

You might just catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you’ll notice her on the television and you might even compete against her in a web poker match, but don’t anticipate an easy win. Unless you’re a camp-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. Although, it’d be fun to say you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".

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