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Focus Attention on Annie Duke

Annie Duke might not have attained her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but Annie remains one of the most powerful poker players around the ring games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP win came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "young crowd" of poker go berserk following a big win at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mommy" to her 4 kids. She was born in NH and was raised into a family of poker players. If you don’t accept that, have a look at her sibling, Howard Lederer, when he plays, who taught Annie the correct way to compete in poker.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of hard matches, including knocking out Howard along the way on several occasions.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie became a advisor to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to sharpen his skills and become a big player in poker.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you’ll see her on the television and you may even compete against her in a web-based poker game, but don’t bank on an easy win. Unless you are a rising star, you’ll not defeat her. although, it would be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".