Focus on Annie Duke

Annie Duke might not have won her 1st WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she remains one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s long-awaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "young crowd" of poker run amok following a big success at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mommy" to her 4 children. She was born in NH and grew up in a family of card players. If you do not believe that, have a look at her sibling, Howard Lederer, in action, Howard taught her the correct way to compete in poker.

However, Annie Duke is not a small fry kind of girl and has won her share of hard tables, which includes eliminating Howard a few times on several occasions.

Earning over $3 million in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a consultant to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to sharpen his techniques to become a force at the poker table.

You may observe her at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on TV and you might even play with her in an online poker game, but do not bank on an easy win. Unless you’re a up and coming master, you’ll not beat her. although, it is likely to be fun to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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