Annie Duke mightn’t have won her 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet until two thousand and four but she remains one of the most powerful poker players around the ring matches at The Bellagio in Vegas. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with success at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker go crazy after a huge success at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mum" to her 4 children. She was born in 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, in action, Howard taught her how to compete in poker.

However, Annie Duke is no small fry kind of girl and has captured her share of hard tables, which includes knocking out Howard a few times on several occasions.

Winning over 3 million dollars in tournament action, Annie branched out to become a advisor to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who aspired to develop his techniques and become a power player in poker.

You might glimpse Annie at the Bellagio, you will catch her on television and you may even compete with her in a web-based poker match, but do not expect a simple win. Unless you’re a champion-in-the-making, you’ll not defeat her. However, it would be fun to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".