Looking At The Life Of Annie Duke In Poker

When it comes to the people who play poker, you can be sure that this people also have some other life skills which they are very good at. This is because apart from poker being just a good game played all over the world, it also requires a combination of skills and thinking in order to ensure that you will end up being the winner. At the moment, there are quite a good number of people who you can be able to mention who are popular as a result both their skills is the game. Given that you were told to mention a few of the people you know who are actually experts or professionals in the game, you would have to use certain criteria in order to find who these people are.

One way in which you would be able to tell the professional poker players from any other poker would be based on the number of games that they have actually come out as visitors. When mentioning such professional poker players, a name like Annie Duke solid not is very far from the rest. The reason why you should be able to well associate her with professional poker is because she is known all across the world for her skills in the game. You would also be quite right if you were to mention the fact that it might run in the family given that her brother Howard is also a professional poker player.

Her sister Katy however does not share in the same interest as her siblings as she is more into other fields such as poetry and writing given that she is both an author and a poet. Given her skills in playing poker, you would have to look at some of the contributing factors which have led to there being so good in the game. In looking at her life all the way since she was in University, you would not miss the fact that she was a double major in both English and also in Psychology. With the mention of the fact that she majored in psychology, a good number of people have pointed out that this might be one of the reason as to why she is so good at the game.

The reason why people have pointed out this fact is because with her background and knowledge in psychology, she can be able to look and read into what the other player might want to do in the game and thereby play the game in order to ensure that she will be at a vantage point. Annie Duke however has other reasons which you can link her success to part from simply enjoying poker and the fact that she has majored in psychology.

Another reason as to why you can be able to see just why she is so good at the game can be thought about by the fact that while she was living in Montana, that’s is the period when she began playing poker. That is way back in the early 1990s and you can therefore factor in the experience that she has been able to gain from back then. Another factor worth considering is that her brother helped coach and finance her since then not forgetting that he is also a master in the game


Annie Duke’s Charity Work

Annie Duke is well known for being one of the most successful female poker players of all time. It’s true that Annie’s success at the card table has done a lot, not just for advancing the cause of women in poker, but also for the game of poker in general. The author of two books on playing poker, Annie has won millions competing in the World Series of Poker, and ranks as one of the top-two all around best female players of all time. However if there is one area where Annie Duke may not get enough credit, it’s for all the amazing charity work she’s done over the years.
Annie regularly offers private poker lessons with herself as an item for charity auctions. This has helped her to contribute to raising funds for a variety of charitable foundations and organizations, including Children’s Hospital.
Some other notable charitable foundations Annie has been involved with include Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Decision Education Foundation, for which she serves as a board member.
Apart from her annual involvement with AUFA, Annie Duke regularly organizes one-off charitable tournaments, such as the High Speed Hold-em on the Halifax, which was organized in conjunction with the NASCAR foundation. That tournament was held to raise money for the pediatrics unit at the Halifax Health Medical Center.
Annie has also co-hosted a tournament in benefit of the San Diego Humane Society with her celebrity poker-player brother, Richard Lederer.
Although poker has been the means by which Annie has found fame, success, and notoriety, charity remains her true passion. There are few poker players, male or female, who’ve devoted their time or their talent with cards as generously as Annie Duke has. This is just one of the reasons that Annie is a true icon inside and outside the world of poker.
Celebrity Apprentice
One of Annie Duke’s more high profile involvements in charity came when she took part in the show Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. Co-starring with other celebrities like Clint Black, Melissa Rivers, and Denis Rodman, Annie raised an impressive amount for her charity, Refugees International. Ultimately, she was able to raise more than three times the amount raised by that season’s eventual winner, Joan Rivers. However since that was only one of the criteria for selecting a winner, she had to
settle for second place. However when it comes to women in poker making charitable contributions, Annie Duke is obviously second to none.

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