Annie Duke may not have attained her 1st WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but she is still one of the most feared poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s long-overdue WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "young crowd" of poker run amok following a big win 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 believe that, watch her brother, Howard Lederer, in action, who taught her how to compete in poker.

However, Annie Duke is not a small fry kind of girl and has won her cut of hard matches, which includes knocking out Howard a few times on several occasions.

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

You might run into Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on the tv and you may even play against her in a web poker game, but don’t count on an easy win. Unless you’re a rising star, you’ll not defeat her. although, it would be cool to say you sat at the same table as "The Duke".