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Annie Duke

Home games were tough at the Lederer household in Concord, N.H. Young Annie saw no relief from her father Richard and brother Howard, who refused to cut her any slack at the poker table. In this highly educated home, Annie flourished. The product of two teachers, Annie began to hold her own during home games and excel in the classroom.

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Annie Duke
Player Information
Name: Annie Duke
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Yearly Statistics: Click Here

Cashes:51
Total Winnings: $2,157,246 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 4
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Age: 48
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Maud (1995), Leo (1998), Lucy (2000) and Nell (2002)
Started Playing Poker: Age 22
Favorite Poker Game: Omaha 8 or better
Ambition: To be the best mom I can be while still managing to juggle a poker career
Favorite Movie: I have a ton of favorite movies so I can only narrow it down -All That Jazz, Avalon, Real Genius, or
Favorite Music: White Stripes, Violent Femmes, Arctic Monkeys, Willie Nelson
Favorite Place: Portland Oregon
Favorite Celebrity: Jack White
Poker Players I Respect Most: Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey and Ted Forrest.
If I could change anything in the world: People would be much nicer to their children.
If I could change anything in the poker world: People would be much nicer to the dealers.

Annie Duke Poker Results

EVENT PLACE PRIZE DATE
41st World Series of Poker 2010
WSOP $1,000,000 Tournament of Champions
8th $25,000 Jun 27, 2010
NBC National Heads up Championship
Spotlight - No Limit Hold'em
1st $500,000 Mar 5, 2010
L.A Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 8
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
19th $45,770 Feb 26, 2010
Legends of Poker / WPT Event Season 8
No Limit Hold'em Media event
1st $5,000 Jul 29, 2009
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #18 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo World Championship
8th $58,049 Jun 7, 2009
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #3 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
30th $6,566 May 29, 2009
Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 7
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship Doyle Brunson Classic
76th $21,620 Dec 19, 2008
39th World Series of Poker 2008
Event #33 - WSOP 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo World Championship 8 or Better
5th $73,602 Jun 17, 2008
World Series of Poker Europe 2007 (WSOPE)
WSOP No Limit Hold'em Championship
21st $57,685 Sep 16, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #50 - WSOP Pot Limit Omaha World Championship
17th $28,040 Jul 1, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #36 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo World Championship
13th $15,134 Jun 21, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #5 - WSOP Pot Limit Omaha & 7 Card Stud Hi / Lo
3rd $75,210 Jun 3, 2007
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #39 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Championship WSOP FINAL
88th $51,129 Aug 10, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #35 - WSOP 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo
33rd $2,868 Jul 24, 2006
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #28 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
4th $88,500 Jun 27, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #16 - WSOP Shootout - No Limit Hold'em
27th $3,230 Jun 17, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #7 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
32nd $7,705 Jun 8, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #4 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
16th $10,135 Jun 5, 2005
World Poker Finals / WPT Event Season 3
Event #18 - WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
9th $166,478 Nov 17, 2004
Aruba Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 3
WPT No Limit Hold'em
106th $7,000 Oct 1, 2004
35th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #30 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
22nd $8,980 May 18, 2004
35th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #19 - WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
1st $137,860 May 9, 2004
35th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #18 - WSOP Shootout - No Limit Hold'em
11th $5,000 May 8, 2004
Five-Star World Poker Classic - WPT Championship Season 2
Event #3 - Limit Hold'em
1st $157,140 Apr 5, 2004
34th Annual World Series of Poker
WSOP World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
47th $20,000 May 23, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #25 - WSOP Shootout - Limit Hold'em
2nd $60,000 May 9, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #18 - WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
6th $10,960 May 2, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #15 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
16th $7,100 Apr 29, 2003
Five-Star World Poker Classic - WPT Championship Season 1
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
2nd $37,248 Apr 4, 2003
Ultimate Poker Classic WPT Season 1/ Caribbean Poker Classic
Event #11 - Pot Limit 7 Card Stud
3rd $1,990 Oct 13, 2002
Ultimate Poker Classic WPT Season 1/ Caribbean Poker Classic
Event #4 - Limit Hold'em
5th $470 Oct 9, 2002
The Four Queens Poker Classic
Event #18 - Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
6th $16,369 Sep 23, 2001
32nd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #8 - WSOP Pot Limit Omaha
6th $14,615 Apr 27, 2001
1st Annual World Poker Challenge
Event #15 - Limit Hold'em
11th $1,839 Jan 24, 2001
31st Annual World Series of Poker
Event #25 - WSOP World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
10th $52,160 May 18, 2000
31st Annual World Series of Poker
Event #22 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
13th $7,810 May 14, 2000
Carnival of Poker
No Limit Hold'em
6th $37,100 Jan 27, 2000
30th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #13 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
2nd $110,000 May 8, 1999
30th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #10 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
12th $6,085 May 5, 1999
30th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #7 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
11th $9,210 May 2, 1999
29th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #18 - WSOP Limit 7 Card Stud
7th $15,600 May 8, 1998
29th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #13 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
13th $5,643 May 3, 1998
27th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #21 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
6th $23,363 May 11, 1996
27th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #17 - WSOP Limit 7 Card Stud
2nd $72,000 May 7, 1996
26th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #10 - WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em
6th $13,860 May 4, 1995
26th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #8 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
11th $6,588 May 2, 1995
26th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #7 - WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
6th $12,285 May 1, 1995
26th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #1 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
18th $6,720 Apr 25, 1995
25th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #21 - WSOP World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
26th $16,800 May 6, 1994
25th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #9 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
5th $26,500 Apr 24, 1994
25th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #1 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
14th $7,230 Apr 16, 1994



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Annie Duke



Home games were tough at the Lederer household in Concord, N.H. Young Annie saw no relief from her father Richard and brother Howard, who refused to cut her any slack at the poker table. In this highly educated home, Annie flourished. The product of two teachers, Annie began to hold her own during home games and excel in the classroom.

After high school, Annie found herself in the Ivy League. She attended Columbia University, impressively completing a double major in Psychology and English. The next move was another member of the Ivy League, the University of Pennsylvania. Duke was five years into her quest for a doctorate when she packed up and moved from Philadelphia to Montana with her new husband Ben Duke.

The move to Montana proved to be very harsh on the Dukes, as they often found themselves toeing the poverty line. Annie decided to venture into the Billings back room poker games, the young girl sitting in a sea of testosterone. With a bankroll from her now professional poker-playing big brother, Duke was able to put in countless hours on the felt, becoming a great player in the process. Soon enough, the young couple’s financial problems were a thing of the past.

The Dukes decided to make the move to Las Vegas in 1994, after Annie took home $70,000 in her first World Series of Poker. It was obvious that Duke had found her calling in poker. She continued to prove that she was not just a good female player, but a great player, period.

“Poker is one of the only sports where a woman can compete on a totally equal footing with a man,” said Duke. Any doubters of her claim were forced to eat their words after Duke narrowly missed the 2000 main event final table while eight months pregnant. To this day, she refuses to enter any of the women-only events, choosing instead to drag pots in male dominated games.

Duke cemented her legacy in 2004 by claiming her first WSOP bracelet in an Omaha Hi-Lo event. That win earned her a seat at the invitation-only 2004 WSOP Tournament of Champions table. Duke navigated her way through nine of the greatest players on the planet, including her brother Howard Lederer, and was crowned champion of the winner-take-all event. Duke received $137,860 for her win, which, at the time, was the biggest prize ever awarded to a female poker player.

Celebrity was unavoidable for Duke. She was the new poster girl for poker; the woman who proved it wasn’t just a man’s game anymore. She released the book Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker, and appeared on programs such as the Colbert Report and The Late Show with David Letterman. She was a hot commodity, even by those in Hollywood. Duke exhibited some of her teaching skills when her top poker pupil, actor Ben Affleck, rode her instruction all the way to a win at the 2004 California Stake Poker Championship.

Duke continues to play poker, going deep in three 2007 WSOP events, including a final table, and a 21st place finish in the inaugural WSOP Europe Championship. Annette Obrestad took home the title, breaking Duke’s highest female payday record in the process.

When away from the tables, Duke spends time as an active member of Team Ultimate Bet, but her main focus is her family. She and Ben divorced in 2004, and Annie moved to Los Angeles with her four children, Maud, Leo, Lucy and Nelly. Duke now lives with her boyfriend, actor, producer and poker junkie, Joe Reitman. She states that her ambition in life is “to be the best mom she can be, while still managing a poker career.” With nearly $3.5 million in career tournament winnings, Duke has the ability to take all the family time she needs.







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