Mrs. Duke might not have earned her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is one of the most feared poker competitors around the cash games at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha hi/low.
While competitors from the "younger crowd" of poker run crazy following a big win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of card competitors. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to compete in the game.
However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has won her share of difficult tables, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They are both competitors that have the skill to acquire the huge money and do it with a smile.
Annie is a strong player at any table due to the fact that she is a legitimate poker player, but it is a little more than just being strong at the game. Annie is incredibly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she majored in English and Psychology.
When you take a seat across from her at the poker table you know Annie Duke is there to play the game and she starts "summing" you up as soon as you approach the poker table. If you can’t compete like a camp, then don’t bother.
Winning over three million dollars in tournament competitions, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a adviser to both UltimateBet.com and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who was looking to sharpen his skills and develop into a force at the poker table.
You might see her at the Bellagio, you’ll notice Annie on the tv and you might even play against her in a web-based poker match, but don’t count on a simple win. Except of course you’re a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not defeat her. Although, it would be exciting to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".