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Annie Duke might not have came away with her first WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but Annie is one of the most feared poker players around the ring games at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-awaited WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While players from the "younger generation" of poker go berserk following a big success at the tables, Annie heads home to be "mum" to her 4 kids. She was born in New Hampshire and grew up in a family of card players. If you don’t accept that, have a look at her brother, Howard Lederer, when he plays, Howard taught Annie the best method to play the game.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of hard games, which includes eliminating Howard along the way on numerous occasions.

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

You might encounter her at the Bellagio, you will see her on TV and you may even play against her in a net poker game, but don’t count on an easy win. Unless you’re a up and coming master, you won’t defeat her. although, it would be cool to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".