Annie Duke – Poker Legend Bio and Pics

January 23, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Hottest Poker Ladies

Annie Duke Bio and Pics

Annie Duke is a professional female poker player and has become a poker legend now. She is the sister of the famous poker pro Howard Lederer, who is a two-time World Poker Champion himself and plays professionally for FullTilt Poker. Both Howard and Annie grew up in Concord, New Hampshire. Her brother Howard Lederer taught her how to play poker.

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So it all began in 1992 at the Horseshoe Casino where Howard wrote down on a napkin the top starting hands in poker. Annie was living in Montana at the time and Howard sent her $2500 to start her bankroll, Annie first started in the low limit games in Montana and before long Annie had her bankroll to over $10,000.

She wrote her autobiography, Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker, which was released in September 2005.

Annie Duke Poker Player Profile

Annie Duke is one of the most successful female poker players and the leading money winner among women in the World Series of Poker history. She finished in the 10th place in the $10,000 main event when she was eight months pregnant with her third child. Annie Dike won her first World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2004  $2000 Omaha High-Low event. Some of her other accomplishments include winning the September 2004 ESPN World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions Invitational where a first prize of two million dollars was at stake.

Annie Duke also earned second in Limit Hold’em in 1999 and 2003 at the World Series of Poker, and second in the Omaha High Low at the Bellagio World Poker Classic. Since her big WPT debut in 1994, she has attended numerous events and even finished at 10th place in World Series of Poker 2000. Inspired by her success, online poker room Ultimate Bet signed a contract with Annie who became a spokesperson for the company (and still is).

What Sets Annie Duke Apart from other Female Poker Players

Today, Annie Duke is a mother to four children and that sets her apart from other female poker players. If it was a choice between a tournament or one of her children’s plays, the play was always going to win out. It shows that a person can have the best of two worlds.

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In 2004, she and her first husband Ben divorced and she moved to Los Angeles, California with her four children the following year. She is currently involved with actor/producer Joe Reitman.

Annie Duke has established herself as one of the topt poker players in the world and one of the best professional female poker players. Annie Duke now serves as a consultant for the online poker site UltimateBet.com to ensure that their rules of poker and tournament structure match those you would find in the famous poker rooms of the Las Vegas strip.

You can watch Annie Duke play by going to UltimateBet.com and opening up a new account. If you play online poker real money, you can even be able to play against her.

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