7 Oct 10

Mrs. Duke may not have captured her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she is still one of the most powerful poker competitors at the ring matches at The Bellagio in sin city. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "buried game" of Omaha hi/low.

While competitors from the "younger crowd" of poker go crazy following a large win at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mom" to her four kids. She was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker players. If you do not believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to participate in the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her share of challenging tables, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on several occasions. They are both players that have the skill to win the big cash and do it with a grin.

Mrs. Duke is a tough player at any poker table because she is a real poker player, but it is a bit more than just being great at the game. Mrs. Duke is extremely smart and graduated from Columbia University where she double majored in English and Psychology.

When you sit across from her at the poker table you will see Annie is there to play the game and she begins "summing" you up from the time you join the poker table. If you can’t bet like a camp, then do not bother.

Winning over three million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a adviser to both UltimateBet.com and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his skills and become a force at the tables.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you’ll observe her on television and you might even play against her in a net poker match, but do not expect a simple win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you won’t beat her. However, it’d be exciting to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".

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