Winning Poker

Focus Attention on Annie Duke

March 2nd, 2014 at 1:21

Annie Duke mightn’t have came away with her first WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she remains one of the most powerful poker players around the ring matches at The Bellagio in Sin City. Annie’s long-overdue World Series of Poker bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "young crowd" of poker go berserk following a huge success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mum" to her four kids. She hails from NH and was raised into a family of card players. If you do not believe that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, in action, who taught her the best method to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is not a small change girl and has captured her share of hard tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on several occasions.

Winning over three million dollars in tournament action, Annie became a consultant to both UltimateBet and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to sharpen his techniques to become a force in poker.

You might run into Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on the television and you may even play against her in a web poker game, but don’t count on an easy win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not beat her. However, it is likely to be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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