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Concentrate on Annie Duke

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Annie Duke may not have earned her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until ‘04 but she is one of the most powerful poker competitors at the cash matches at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "buried game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker go wild after a big win at the tournament, Annie heads back home to be "mom" to her four children. Annie was born in New Hampshire and raised into a family of card players. If you don’t believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to wager on the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her share of hard tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on several occasions. They are both competitors that have the ability to capture the huge money and do so with a smile.

Mrs. Duke is a strong player at any poker table due to the fact that she is a genuine poker player, but it is a bit more than just being skilled at the game. Mrs. Duke is very smart and graduated from Columbia University where she took a double major in English and Psychology.

When you sit across from Annie at the poker table you’ll see she is there to compete in the game and she starts "summing" you up from the time you join the game table. If you cannot wager like a Champion, then don’t bother.

Earning over three million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a adviser to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wished to enhance his abilities and grow into a force at the tables.

You might catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you will see her on TV and you may even play against her in an internet poker match, but do not anticipate an easy win. Except of course you’re a camp-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. Although, it’d be exciting to mention you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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