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Focus on Annie Duke

Annie Duke mightn’t have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but Annie is still one of the most powerful poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s long-awaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker go berserk after a big win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mommy" to her 4 children. She hails from New Hampshire and was raised into a family of poker players. If you don’t believe that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, who taught her how-to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has won her share of challenging matches, including eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions.

Winning well over $3 million in tournament play, Annie became a advisor to both UltimateBet.com and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to build up his skills and become a force in poker.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you will catch her on the tv and you may even compete against her in a web poker game, but do not expect a simple win. Unless you’re a rising star, you will not defeat her. although, it is likely to be fun to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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