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Annie Duke's Poker History

Born in Concord, New Hampshire and educated at Columbia University, Annie Duke originally intended to become a professor. In graduate school her brother, two-time WPT champion and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Howard Lederer, invited her to come with him to Las Vegas during the WSOP. It was here that he taught her the basics of Texas Hold’em, and finally, after 5 years of graduate school her frequent trips to Vegas got the better of her, and she decided that she wasn't destined to teach: this was just the beginning of her poker career. She began playing poker more seriously, and her brother - impressed by her budding skill - was able to finally convince her to play at the WSOP where she took 13th place. Not bad by anyone's standards, but in her next tournament, she placed 3rd. She even knocked her brother out of a tournament she went on to place in as a money winner!

She eventually moved to Las Vegas with her family so she could play professionally, and became the most successful woman in the history of the WSOP, earning over $500,000 and 11 final tables in just 8 years of playing.


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