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Concentrate on Annie Duke

Annie Duke mightn’t have captured her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but Annie is one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Sin City. Annie’s long-overdue World Series of Poker win came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "young crowd" of poker go berserk after a big win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mom" to her 4 children. She was born in New Hampshire and was raised into a family of card players. If you do not accept that, have a look at her brother, Howard Lederer, in action, who taught her how-to compete in poker.

However, Annie Duke is not a small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of challenging matches, which includes eliminating Howard a few times on numerous occasions.

Earning well over $3 million in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both UltimateBet and actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to build up his techniques to become a power player in poker.

You might just run into Annie at the Bellagio, you will catch her on TV and you might even play with her in a web poker match, but do not bank on a simple win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it would be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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