Concentrate on Annie Duke

by Ali on May 1st, 2010

[ English ]

Annie Duke might not have captured her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she is one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring matches at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi/low.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy after a huge win at the tables, Annie heads home and becomes "mom" to her four kids. She was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker players. If you do not believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to gamble on the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small change girl and has captured her share of difficult tables, which includes knocking out Howard a few times along the way. They are both players that have the ability to capture the huge $$$$$ and do so with a grin.

Annie is a tough player at any poker table due to the fact that she is a legitimate poker player, but it is a bit more than simply being skilled at the game. Annie Duke is surprisingly intelligent and graduated from Columbia U where she double majored in Psychology and English.

When you are seated across from Annie at the table you know she is there to compete in the game and she begins "summing" you up from the time you sit down at the game table. If you can not bet like a Champion, then do not waste your time.

Winning over $3 million in tournament competitions, Annie Duke branched out to become a adviser to both the UltimateBet poker room and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his abilities and grow into a force at the tables.

You might just see her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely observe Annie on the television and you may even play against her in a cyber poker game, but don’t expect a simple win. Except of course you are a camp-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it would be exciting to mention you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".

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