Focus on Annie Duke

Wednesday, 16. June 2010

[ English ]

Annie Duke may not have earned her 1st WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she is still one of the most powerful poker competitors around the live action games at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi low.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run crazy following a big win at the tournament, Annie heads back home to be "mom" to her four children. She was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker competitors. If you don’t accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of demanding tables, which includes eliminating Howard a few times along the way. They’re both competitors that have the capability to capture the large cash and do so with a grin.

Annie Duke is a tough player at any table due to the fact that she is a real poker player, but it’s a bit more than just being strong at the game. Annie is incredibly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she double majored in Psychology and English.

When you take a seat across from Annie at the table you will see Annie is there to compete in the game and she begins "sizing" you up as soon as you approach the poker table. If you cannot compete like a Champion, then do not bother.

Acquiring over three million dollars in tournament competitions, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a adviser to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to enhance his abilities and grow into a force at the poker table.

You might catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you will see her on the tv and you might even play against her in a web-based poker match, but do not count on a simple win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. However, it would be exciting to mention you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".

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