Focus on Annie Duke


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 27-04-2010

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Annie Duke might not have earned her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors around the live action matches at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi/lo.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild following a large win at the tournament, Annie heads home and becomes "mom" to her 4 children. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker players. If you do not believe that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to bet on the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her cut of difficult tables, which includes eliminating Howard a few times along the way. They are both players that have the ability to capture the huge cash and do it with a grin.

Annie is a strong player at any table considering that she is a real poker player, but it’s a little more than simply being great at the game. Annie Duke is incredibly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she majored in English and Psychology.

When you take a seat across from Annie at the table you’ll see she is there to compete in the game and she starts "summing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you can not compete like a camp, then don’t waste your time.

Winning over three million dollars in tournament play, Annie Duke branched out to become a adviser to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to sharpen his skills and grow into a force at the poker table.

You will likely glimpse her at the Bellagio, you will notice her on the television and you might even play against her in a cyber poker match, but don’t expect an easy win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it’d be exciting to mention you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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