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Guest Annie Duke

Celebrity poker player Annie Duke is the undisputed "Queen of Poker". One of the world's top players, Annie has won a coveted World Series bracelet, earned over 3.5 million dollars at the tables, taught celebrities like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and even gone head to head with Joan Rivers on 'Celebrity Apprentice'.

Annie Duke was born into a competitive family that played cards all the time, but her brother (Howard Lederer) was the first to go professional. Annie had almost finished her Ph.D in psychology when decided to quit academia, pick up a deck of cards, and try her hand at poker. Before long she entered her 1st 'World Series of Poker', and amazingly... she placed 13th!

People started calling her 'Annie Legend, so she moved to Vegas and turned pro. Over the next decade Annie proved herself to be one of the top players in the game - and one of the few female players at this elite level. Along the way she's had 4 kids, published her autobiography 'Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker', and released a series of DVD's with her poker tips. Annie was recently chosen as Commissioner of a new poker league, and this spring will release a new book about poker strategy, 'Decide to Play Great Poker'.

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