Annie Duke may not have earned her 1st WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is still one of the most powerful poker competitors at the ring matches at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited World Series of Poker bracelet came with a win at the "cast aside game" of Omaha hi/low.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker run crazy following a huge win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mom" to her four children. She grew up in New Hampshire into a family of card players. If you don’t accept that, check out her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who taught her how to wager on the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small change girl and has captured her cut of challenging tables, including eliminating Howard a few times along the way. They’re both players that have the skill to acquire the large $$$$$ and do it with a grin.

Annie Duke is a strong player at any poker table because she is a natural poker player, but it’s a bit more than just being skilled at the game. Annie is extremely intelligent and graduated from Columbia University where she majored in Psychology and English.

When you sit across from her at the poker table you know Annie Duke is there to compete in the game and she starts "summing" you up from the time you approach the game table. If you can not wager like a camp, then do not waste your time.

Earning over 3 million dollars in tournament play, Mrs. Duke branched out to become a consultant to both and actor Ben Affleck, who wished to enhance his abilities and grow into a power at the tables.

You will likely catch a glimpse of her at the Bellagio, you’ll definitely notice Annie on the tv and you might even participate against her in an online poker game, but don’t anticipate an easy win. Except of course you are a camp-in-the-making, you won’t defeat her. Although, it’d be exciting to mention you sat at the at the table with "The Duke".