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Annie Duke may not have attained her first World Series of Poker Bracelet until 2004 but Annie is one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring matches at The Bellagio in Sin City. Annie’s long-awaited World Series of Poker win came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy after a huge success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mum" to her four children. She hails from New Hampshire and grew up in a family of card players. If you do not believe that, have a look at her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught her the correct way to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her share of challenging tables, including knocking out Howard along the way on numerous occasions.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a consultant to both UltimateBet.com and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to develop his skills to become a power player in poker.

You may see her at the Bellagio, you will see her on TV and you might just even play against her in a web-based poker match, but don’t expect an easy win. Unless you are a rising star, you’ll not beat her. However, it would be fun to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".