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Concentrate on Annie Duke

Annie Duke might not have attained her 1st WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-awaited WSOP win came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy after a big success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mom" to her four kids. She was born in NH and was raised into a family of poker players. If you don’t believe that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action, Howard taught Annie the best method to play poker.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her share of hard games, which includes eliminating Howard a few times on numerous occasions.

Earning over $3 million in tournament play, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both UltimateBet.com and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to hone his skills and become a force in poker.

You might run into her at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on the television and you might just even play against her in a web-based poker match, but don’t expect an easy win. Unless you’re a up and coming master, you’ll not defeat her. However, it would be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".

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