Concentrate on Annie Duke

Mrs. Duke mightn’t have captured her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she remains one of the most powerful poker competitors at the cash games at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi lo.

While competitors from the "younger crowd" of poker run crazy after a big win at the tables, Annie heads home and becomes "mom" to her four kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire into a family of poker players. If you don’t accept that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who coached her how to bet on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her cut of hard tables, including eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They’re both players that have the skill to acquire the big bucks and do so with a grin.

Annie is a tough player at any poker table due to the fact that she is a true poker player, but it is a bit more than simply being good at the game. Mrs. Duke is incredibly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she majored in English and Psychology.

When you sit across from Annie at the table you’ll see she is there to compete in the game and she begins "sizing" you up from the time you join the game table. If you can not play like a camp, then don’t waste your time.

Acquiring over three million dollars in tournament play, Annie became a consultant to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his talents and grow into a power at the tables.

You might catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely see Annie on the tv and you may even play against her in a cyber poker game, but do not anticipate an easy win. Except of course you are a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not beat her. Although, it’d be fun to mention you played at the at the table with "The Duke".

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