Mrs. Duke might not have captured her first WSOP Bracelet until 2004 but she remains one of the most powerful poker players around the cash matches at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Annie’s longawaited WSOP bracelet came with a win at the "cast aside game" of Omaha high-low.

While players from the "younger crowd" of poker go wild following a large win at the tables, Annie heads back home and becomes "mom" to her 4 kids. Annie was born in New Hampshire into a family of poker players. If you do not accept that, observe her brother, Howard Lederer, in action who educated her how to participate in the game.

However, Mrs. Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has captured her cut of difficult tables, including eliminating Howard a few times along the way. They are both players that have the ability to capture the huge cash and do it with a smile.

Annie is a tough competitor at any table due to the fact that she is a true poker player, but it’s a bit more than simply being great at the game. Annie is surprisingly smart and graduated from Columbia University where she double majored in English and Psychology.

When you sit across from her at the table you know Annie is there to play the game and she starts "summing" you up as soon as you approach the game table. If you cannot gamble like a winner, then don’t waste your time.

Winning over $3 million in tournament play, Annie became a adviser to both and actor Ben Affleck, who was looking to hone his skills and become a power at the poker table.

You will likely see her at the Bellagio, you’ll observe Annie on the television and you may even compete against her in a net poker match, but do not count on a simple win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you will not beat her. However, it’d be exciting to mention you played at the at the table with "The Duke".