Concentrate on Annie Duke


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 15-03-2010

Annie Duke may not have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but Annie is still one of the most feared poker players around the ring matches at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-awaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy following a big success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. She was born in NH and grew up in a family of card players. If you don’t believe that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught Annie how-to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is not a small fry kind of girl and has captured her share of difficult games, including knocking out Howard along the way on numerous occasions.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to build up his skills to become a power player at the poker table.

You might just catch Annie at the Bellagio, you will see her on television and you may even play with her in a net poker game, but don’t bank on a simple win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not beat her. although, it is likely to be cool to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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