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Focus on Annie Duke

Mrs. Duke may not have won her first WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s long-overdue World Series of Poker bracelet came with a win at the "buried game" of Omaha high-low.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker go wild following a large win at the tournament, Annie heads back home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire into a family of poker competitors. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who coached her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has succeeded at her share of difficult tables, including eliminating Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They are both competitors that have the ability to win the large cash and do so with a smile.

Annie is a tough competitor at any table due to the fact that she is a natural poker player, but it is a little more than simply being strong at the game. Annie Duke is very intelligent and graduated from Columbia U where she majored in English and Psychology.

When you take a seat across from Annie at the poker table you know she is there to play the game and she begins "sizing" you up as soon as you approach the game table. If you cannot gamble like a Champion, then do not waste your time.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament competitions, Annie became a adviser to both the UltimateBet website and actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to hone his skills and grow into a force at the poker table.

You might just see her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely notice Annie on TV and you may even compete against her in an online poker game, 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 say you played at the at the table with "The Duke".

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