Focus on Annie Duke


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 18-05-2010

Annie Duke may not have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but Annie is one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring matches at The Bellagio in Sin City. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP win came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "young crowd" of poker go berserk following a huge success at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mommy" to her 4 kids. She was born in NH and grew up in a family of poker players. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, who taught her how to play poker.

However, Annie Duke is no small change girl and has earned her cut of hard matches, including eliminating Howard along the way on numerous occasions.

Winning over three million dollars in tournament action, Annie branched out to become a consultant to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to develop his abilities and become a power player at the poker table.

You might just encounter Annie at the Bellagio, you will catch her on TV and you may even play against her in an online poker match, but don’t bank on an easy win. Unless you are a rising star, you won’t defeat her. However, it is likely to be cool to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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