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Focus on Annie Duke

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

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker run amok after a big win at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. She hails from NH and grew up in a family of card players. If you do not accept that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught Annie how to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her share of challenging matches, which includes eliminating Howard a few times on numerous occasions.

Winning over $3 million in tournament play, Annie became a advisor to both UltimateBet and actor Ben Affleck, who wished to sharpen his techniques and become a big player at the poker table.

You might just glimpse Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll see her on television and you might just even play against her in an internet poker match, but do not bank on an easy win. Unless you are a rising star, you’ll not beat her. although, it is likely to be fun to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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