Concentrate on Annie Duke

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Annie Duke might not have earned her 1st WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is one of the most feared poker competitors at the cash games at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "cast aside game" of Omaha hi/low.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker run wild after a huge win at the tables, Annie heads back home and becomes "mom" to her 4 children. Annie grew up in New Hampshire into a family of card competitors. If you do not accept that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to compete in the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small change girl and has captured her share of difficult tables, including eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They’re both players that have the capability to win the large cash and do it with a smile.

Annie Duke is a tough competitor at any poker table considering that she is a legitimate poker player, but it’s a bit more than simply being strong at the game. Annie is extremely smart and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in Psychology and English.

When you take a seat across from her at the table you know Annie is there to compete in the game and she begins "sizing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you cannot compete like a camp, then do not bother.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a consultant to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his techniques and develop into a power at the poker table.

You will likely see her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely see her on television and you might even play against her in a cyber poker match, but don’t expect a simple win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. However, it would be exciting to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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