Focus on Annie Duke


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 19-12-2010

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Mrs. Duke may not have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she is still one of the most feared poker players around the live action games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "cast aside game" of Omaha hi-low.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild following a big win at the tournament, Annie goes back home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire into a family of poker players. If you do not accept that, check out 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 cut of hard tables, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They’re both competitors that have the ability to acquire the large $$$$$ and do so with a grin.

Annie Duke is a strong competitor at any table due to the fact that she is a real poker player, but it is a bit more than just being strong at the game. Mrs. Duke is extremely intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in Psychology and English.

When you are seated across from her at the poker table you’ll see she is there to play the game and she begins "summing" you up as soon as you approach the game table. If you cannot play like a Champion, then do not bother.

Earning over three million dollars in tournament competitions, Annie Duke became a adviser to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to sharpen his skills and become a force at the poker table.

You may glimpse her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely see her on the television and you may even play against her in an on-line poker match, but do not expect a simple win. Unless you are a camp-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. Although, it would be fun to mention you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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