Annie Duke Poker

Annie Duke

Annie Duke PokerAnnie Duke is easily the most well-known female poker players on the international circuit.  She has several WSOP bracelets to her name and hundreds of poker championships under her belt.  She has been playing poker for two decades and comes from a family of poker players.  Her brother, Howard Lederer, is also well known on the WSOP circuit, and Annie famously knocked him out of the running in the very first poker tournament she participated in.

Annie Duke Poker Career

Annie originally started off going to the prestigious Columbia University to pursue her dream of teaching, and later went on to get a master’s in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  She was working on her doctorate degree when she suddenly dropped everything and moved with her fiancé, Ben Duke, toColoradoto try her hand at playing poker professionally.

Annie Duke Professional Poker Player 

Annie not only still competes in tournaments but is also a consultant on the poker site, as well as being a coach to several celebrities, most notably Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  She has several poker-related videos out, and her autobiography came out in 2005.  She was one of the contestant’s on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2009, and currently lives in LA with her husband and four children.


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