Focus on Annie Duke


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 29-03-2010

Annie Duke might not have earned her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she remains one of the most powerful poker competitors at the ring matches at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi/low.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild following a huge win at the tables, Annie heads home and becomes "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker competitors. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to gamble on the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her share of challenging tables, which includes knocking out Howard a few times along the way. They’re both players that have the skill to capture the big cash and do so with a smile.

Mrs. Duke is a tough competitor at any poker table considering that she is a true poker player, but it’s a bit more than simply being skilled at the game. Annie Duke is extremely smart and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in English and Psychology.

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

Acquiring over $3 million in tournament competitions, Annie Duke branched out to become a consultant to both the UltimateBet poker room and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to sharpen his abilities and develop into a force at the poker table.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you will notice her on TV and you may even compete against her in a cyber poker game, but do not expect a simple win. Except of course you are a camp-in-the-making, you’ll not beat her. Although, it’d be fun to say you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".

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