Annie Duke might not have captured her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but she is one of the most feared poker players at the ring games at The Bellagio in vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with success at the "buried game" of Omaha high-low.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker run wild following a huge win at the tournament, Annie goes back home and becomes "mom" to her four kids. She grew up in New Hampshire and raised into a family of poker players. If you don’t believe that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to participate in the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her cut of difficult tables, which includes knocking out Howard along the way on a couple of occasions. They’re both players that have the ability to acquire the big bucks and do it with a grin.

Annie is a strong competitor at any table due to the fact that she is a true poker player, but it is a bit more than simply being skilled at the game. Annie is surprisingly intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she double majored in Psychology and English.

When you are seated across from Annie at the table you will see she is there to compete in the game and she begins "summing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you can’t gamble like a camp, then do not waste your time.

Acquiring over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie Duke branched out to become a consultant to both and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wanted to hone his talents and become a power at the tables.

You might glimpse her at the Bellagio, you will observe Annie on television and you might even play against her in an internet poker match, but do not count on a simple win. Except of course you’re a camp-in-the-making, you will not beat her. However, it would be exciting to say you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".