Annie Duke may not have came away with her first WSOP Bracelet until two thousand and four but Annie is one of the most powerful poker competitors around the ring games at The Bellagio in Sin City. Annie’s long-awaited World Series of Poker win came with a win at the "forgotten game" of Omaha Hi-Lo.

While competitors from the "younger generation" of poker run wild following a big win at the tables, Annie goes home to be "mommy" to her four kids. She was born in NH and grew up in a family of poker players. If you don’t believe that, check out her sibling, Howard Lederer, when he plays, who taught Annie the best method to play poker.

However, Annie Duke is no small-potatoes girl and has won her cut of hard tables, including eliminating Howard a few times on several occasions.

Winning well over $3 million in tournament action, Annie became a advisor to both UltimateBet and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wished to hone his techniques to become a power player at the poker table.

You may notice Annie at the Bellagio, you’ll catch her on television and you might even compete against her in a web-based poker match, but don’t expect an easy win. Unless you are a champion-in-the-making, you will not defeat her. However, it is likely to be cool to say you played at the same table as "The Duke".