Mrs. Duke might not have won her 1st WSOP Bracelet until ‘04 but she is still one of the most powerful poker players around the ring games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "buried game" of Omaha hi lo.
While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild after a big win at the tables, Annie goes back home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker competitors. If you do not accept that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to wager on the game.
However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her cut of hard tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They’re both players that have the capability to win the large cash and do it with a grin.
Annie Duke is a tough competitor at any poker table due to the fact that she is a legitimate poker player, but it’s a little more than simply being good at the game. Annie is surprisingly intelligent and graduated from Columbia U where she majored in Psychology and English.
When you take a seat across from Annie at the poker table you know Annie Duke is there to play the game and she begins "summing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you cannot compete like a camp, then do not waste your time.
Earning over $3 million in tournament competitions, Mrs. Duke became a adviser to both UltimateBet.com and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his abilities and become a power at the poker table.
You may see her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely observe her on the television and you might even play against her in a cyber poker game, but don’t anticipate an easy win. Unless you’re a camp-in-the-making, you will not defeat her. Although, it would be exciting to say you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".