Focus Attention on Annie Duke


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 09-05-2010

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Mrs. Duke might not have captured her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors at the cash games at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with success at the "cast aside game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker run wild after a large win at the tournament, Annie goes back home and becomes "mom" to her 4 kids. She grew up in New Hampshire and raised into a family of card competitors. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who coached her how to wager on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has won her cut of difficult tables, which includes eliminating Howard a few times along the way. They are both players that have the capability to capture the large cash and do so with a smile.

Annie Duke is a tough player at any table considering that she is a natural poker player, but it is a little more than just being skilled at the game. Annie is very intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in Psychology and English.

When you take a seat across from her at the table you’ll see Annie is there to play the game and she starts "summing" you up as soon as you sit down at the table. If you can not wager like a camp, then do not waste your time.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke became a consultant to both the UltimateBet poker room and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to enhance his skills and develop into a force at the tables.

You may see her at the Bellagio, you will observe Annie on the tv and you might even participate against her in an on-line poker match, but do not expect a simple win. Unless you’re a camp-in-the-making, you will not beat her. However, it’d be exciting to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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