Annie Duke

Annie Duke

How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker

Book - 2005
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A top-ranked woman poker player presents an insider's view of the World Series of Poker, in a personal account that describes her academic achievements, impulsive entry into the world of gambling, and insights into strategic tournament play.

Blackwell North Amer
Annie Lederer grew up in a card-playing family, whose dual mantra was "education is everything" and "win at all costs." So at twenty-six, when the Columbia alum suddenly developed a panic disorder just prior to completing her doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she freaked - and fled to Columbus, Montana (populations: 1,500), where she married Ben Duke, a guy she'd never dated. Months later, bored and unable to make the $125 mortgage payment on their 400-square-foot shack, Annie, on a lark, uttered the words that would forever after the course of her life: "Hey, let's go play some poker ..."
Driving fifty-one frontier miles to Billings, Duke began to hone her poker skills at the legendary Crystal Lounge, and quickly started to win - thousands. Soon, she and her new husband upped the ante and moved to Las Vegas, and the rest is poker history, as Duke became the only woman to win two major tournaments (the Omaha Hi-Lo Tournament at the World Series of Poker and $2 million at the ESPN Tournament of Champions) in one year.
Part poker strategy, part autobiography, Annie Duke provides a fascinating inside account of the World Series of Poker, chronicling the exciting ups and downs Annie experiences while trying to win it all, and tells the riveting tale of Duke's unlikely rise to poker's inner circle. Highlighting strategic tips and keen hand-by-hand analysis that will appeal to both the skilled player and the reader newly intrigued by the game, Annie Duke shares a unique tableside view of a game that's fast evolved into a subculture.

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& Taylor

A top-ranked woman poker player presents an insider's view of the World Series of Poker, in a personal account that describes her academic achievements, impulsive entry into the world of gambling, and insights into strategic tournament play. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hudson Street Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9781594630125
1594630127
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Diamond, David

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