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Old 05-31-05, 06:00 PM
Dirk Diggler
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I have a long time friend that I just got in touch with who sat down at a table with Annie Duke. He told me that people who think Annie Duke is a sweet, graceful and caring poker player need to not believe everything that ESPN displays. He said that she was extrememly rude and obnoxious. I read Daniel Negreanu's comments about Annie on rec poker and it said that she(agreeing with Hair Canada) has poor hygiene, degrates other players and has an attitude problem. Just go and read James McManus's book " Positively Fifth Street." When Annie Duke made a bad read on a hand and through it away and then looked at that the other person't folded cards, then said, " Just Checking." That is just flat out annoying and rude, in most casinos you can get thrown out for that. Ask many of the pros about how Annie acts at the table and they will tell you that she is not what she appears on ESPN. All of you feminist women who think that the people on here who are giving good evidence of why Annie is actually a very mean, annoying and unclean player need to realize that we are not trying to bring down the female gender, we are just giving sufficient reasons for are opinions, regardless of Annie's sex. Annie is a bitch and there is much evidence to prove that and maybe you people should get off your asses and look it up to see if we're lying before you start defending her dignity.
Old 05-31-05, 06:00 PM
Dirk Diggler
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Wake up people!!!!!!!!!! She is nothing like her brother and you people must know nothing about her if you think she is a classy player.
Old 06-09-05, 06:00 PM
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It's obvious that you guys just love annie and think she is great because thats the way that ESPN has painted her to be. It's just proof of this that she was voted to the Tournament of Champions over the likes of Scotty Nguyen, Dan Harrington, Gus Hansen, and Ted Forrest. I know that she won, but just because someone gets lucky doesnt mean they are one of the best players in the world. I have seen her play, and I have seen Jenifer Harman play, and it is pretty obvious who the better woman player is. For those of you that like her, you watch way to much ESPN, who justs plays her off as the best player because her brother also plays.
Old 06-13-05, 06:00 PM
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Annie isn't a nice person at all. ESPN(well the media WSOP thing) Paint her to be the womanly mom of poker ever since the pregnant thing. Shes got a greed streak about a mile wide and dislikes non pro players because of their idodic calls(shes a seriosu bluffer) While none of these things make her a great person She plays better Hi/Low then anyone else I've ever sat with
Old 06-24-05, 06:00 PM
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Id also suggest a tanning salon for Annie Puke.
Old 07-05-05, 06:00 PM
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Why was it that everyone says shes one of the best female players, if not THE best, but i never ever see her at WPT final tables. She enters them, i know that much, but is ALWAYS sitting on the rails long before it gets down to the business end. Even at the invitational one with like 12-15 pros, she couldnt even make it to the final 6 there. Does she specialise and excel in cash games? I dont see how else she can be so well-liked and respected. You'd think she would win at least one tourney but no.
Old 07-05-05, 06:00 PM
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Actually dude she won a tournament of the "champions". I forgot who hosted it, but it had Lederer, Hellmuth, Cloutier, and some other huge names.
Old 07-09-05, 06:00 PM
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I think Annie is one the greatest players in the game and not just the best female. ANYONE who says she got lucky against "Crybaby" Phil is just stupid. She out played him to death. Phil didn't know which way was up. How is it luck when you beat someone with the worst hand? I consider Phil to be one of the worst players in the game, but Annie beat a lot of great players in that tournament.
Old 07-09-05, 06:00 PM
the sun wont come out tomorrow, no more annie
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annie duke bounced early in day one of WSOP. im sure the room is quieter.
Old 07-10-05, 06:00 PM
Let's face it
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Look, it's really simple. We like to watch Annie because we all want to bang her. I'm not the least bit embarrassed to say it and neither should you be!
Old 07-11-05, 06:00 PM
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annie is a good poker player and maybe she will be the first woman to win the wsop some year
Old 07-11-05, 06:00 PM
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I don't know which is sadder ... the slamming of someone you probably don't know or being unashamed to show the world how ignorant you are. If you can't spell it or figure out the definition, don't use the world! Sheeeeesh! I feel awful for Annie and her children - divorce is ugly regardless of fault - I believe she is a very good player, a bit quirky and fun to watch ... just adding to the new-found popularity of poker in general and Hold-em in particular.
Old 07-11-05, 06:00 PM
Sea Vulture
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How can anyone say Annie is hot??? She has a bad hair dye to go along with her bad attitude. If you want a truly HOT Poker Babe, try Clonie Gowen!!It's sad the ESPN has to bias their coverage of her because they are so desperate to find a female "Doyle Brunson" type. Annie is good, but overrated. If she were a man, she would NEVER get the kind of coverage she does. She would be considered mediocre as a pro.
Old 07-12-05, 06:00 PM
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"Considered one of the world's best poker players, having knocked out Phil Hellmuth and eight other poker legends including four past World Series of Poker champions to take the title and win $2 million in the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions in September 2004. Duke, was the only woman to play in the No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em winner-take-all, invitation-only tournament, established by Harrah's Entertainment and ESPN. Deafeating a field of 234 players in the 2004 WSOP $2,000 buy-in Omaha Hi/Lo tournament (winning her first WSOP bracelet) and winning the Bellagio 2004 $2500 Limit Hold'em event makes Duke the only woman to ever win two major tournaments in one year. As evidenced by these three wins, each a different game (Omaha 8/b, limit hold'em and no limit hold'em), Duke is an all around skilled player". WHEN ANY OFF YOU CAN MATCH THESE CREDENTIALS YOUR CRITICIZM WILL BE LISTENED TO. UNTIL THEN KEEP YOUR GARBAGE TRASH TALK TO YOURSELF.
Old 07-13-05, 06:00 PM
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Has anyone said "Annie Puke" yet? She used to steal $ out of her mom's purse when she was a teenager(and probably still does). I read it in her sisters book, PokerFace. She won the fixed WSOP Tourny. of Champs, my informant working that game said the deck was stacked when it got down to the lederers and hellmuth.
Old 07-14-05, 06:00 PM
Gee I wonder
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Why she got a divorce. She obviously has to be in control, and I promise you she wore the pants, that poor guy is lucky to get out NOW. Rather than wasting more years with this degenerate gambler. I hope Annie hooks up with Mike Matasuw and then gets cheated on when Mike and Layne Flack hook up.
Old 07-16-05, 06:00 PM
Poker fan 1452
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Annie is not that hot. I don't get all the attention people put on her. Clonie Gowen is hot, Michelle Wie is dam not, not Duke.
Old 07-16-05, 06:00 PM
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annie duke is a good player but no MILF
Old 07-17-05, 06:00 PM
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"Posted by: on Jun 02, 2004. annie is pure evil she treats people like shit she will never succeed"
She won TWO MILLION DOLLARS--beating NINE other professional players--ALL MEN--including her own brother. This kind of success, I'll take anyday. Who wouldn't?
Old 07-19-05, 06:00 PM
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she"s divorced ?? no wonder she is kicking ben aflecks butt in side games. she's a pro for sure
Old 07-19-05, 06:00 PM
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That was funny!
Old 07-25-05, 06:00 PM
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annie u r awsome at what u do!! don't ever change!!!
Old 07-28-05, 06:00 PM
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"Posted by: Cheftom555 on Jul 10, 2005 - IP= think Annie is one the greatest players in the game and not just the best female. ANYONE who says she got lucky against "Crybaby" Phil is just stupid. She out played him to death. Phil didn't know which way was up. How is it luck when you beat someone with the worst hand? I consider Phil to be one of the worst players in the game, but Annie beat a lot of great players in that tournament."

lets compare annie duke to phil hellmuth. Annie Duke: 1 Bracelet won the WSOP of champions. Phil Hellmuth: won 9 WSOB BRACELETS. annie is good but so many times during that tournament she should have been out. oh and a side comment, SHE IS HOT.
Old 07-30-05, 06:00 PM
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Anyone know exactly what led to her divorce
Old 07-30-05, 06:00 PM
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Old 08-28-05, 06:00 PM
Jim Hillard jpbrogan
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I have played many times with Anne she smells like no bath in a couple of weeks, hair not shampooed in a month and a very rude and arrogant person, I look forward to the day when she is a street person.
Old 09-03-05, 04:37 AM
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Man, Daniel Negreanu sure hates her....

Daniel Negreanu on Annie Duke

"Well, on one occasion of several when I played at the same table with Annie, she was lording it over the table about the fact that she was a doctoral candidate in linguistics, and I am pretty sure she said University of Chicago. But that was nine years ago or so. My memory is certainly not perfect.

I just happen to have been in the linguistics Ph.D. program at the
University of Arizona at one time myself, so I tried to strike up a
conversation with her about linguistics. As soon as she realized she was in a conversation with a man who was more intelligent than she was, and better educated than she was, and who knew more about linguistics than she did, she suddenly lost all interest in the conversation and said something to the effect of "I am here to play poker, not to discuss linguistics." I felt like saying "Then why did you bring up linguistics, if you did not want to discuss it?" But I said nothing. It was obvious why she brought up the subject of linguistics. It was part of her general attitude of intellectual superiority over a bunch of stupid, uneducated low-limit holdem players.

I have never said another word to Annie since her rude brusque remark to me, but I subsequently played at the same table with her on several occasions, both at the Mirage and the Horseshoe. I have had ample opportunity to observe her rude, obnoxious, totally self-centered behavior. If you are not a poker celebrity, you do not even exist, as far as Annie is concerned. I was an eyewitness on the rail, about six feet from Annie, to the 2000 WSOP incident when she was screaming hysterically about the string bet incident being the worst thing that had ever happened to her in a tournament. Several spectators made comments about what a rude obnoxious bitch she was.

I have also observed confirmatory examples of other behavior which Daniel N. cites, such as her propensity to talk ABOUT other players in their presence. If you are going to insult someone, as Annie frequently does, at least direct your comments to the person you are insulting. After the little linguistics incident, on another occasion, she talked ABOUT me in a very insulting and derogatory manner to the other players. This rude behavior went on for many hours, during which time I was staring holes through her every time she started talking ABOUT me. She never once made eye contact with me. One of my friends, who was also in the game, reported that after I left, someone asked her who I was. Even though she knew my name, or at least we had introduced ourselves when we were still on speaking terms, and had played with me on several occasions, she replied that she had no idea who I was, and that she had never seen me before in her life.

Like I said, if you are not a poker celebrity, you do not even exist as far as Annie is concerned, except as an object of derision and ridicule.

I'm often asked what makes me think that this woman is such a low
life. Here are just a few examples of facts that make up what this
woman truly is as far as I‘m concerned. For those of you who don't
care to read it, you can stop now and save your complainin':

1) Wanna Split it?- Playing in a stud 8 or better side game, Annie was
heads up with one other player. After much betting it appeared as
though Annie had the high hand and the other had a low made by sixth
street. The player with the low board asked if she wanted to split
it. Annie said, "Yeah, ok". The player threw his hand toward the
muck expecting the dealer to start chopping the pot, when Annie said,
"Wait, only if you have a low I mean."
Once she said yes however, the pot should ethically be split.
Despite virtually everyone in the game explaining to Annie that once
she says yes to a chop, she has to chop. She wouldn't budge.
Finally, after much hysteria she decided to give the player back ONLY
the money he put into the pot. Had the tables been turned, she's
still be blue in the face about how unfair that was.



2) I swear on my kids!- Annie habitually leans over to look at the
cards of the person sitting beside her in a game, whether they like it
or not. Well one day one of the players was fed up with her sweating
her neighbor's hole cards and he spoke up about it. She obliged
saying, "Ok, I won't look anymore."
Not an hour later, a triple draw hand comes up, and she is caught
red handed looking at her neighbor's hole cards again. This time the
player objected furiously, "I told you to stop looking at your
neighbor's cards!" To which she replies, "I SWEAR ON MY CHILDREN I
WASN'T". This was an absolute lie. She saw EXACTLY what card her
neighbor got and ANNOUNCED the hand before it was turned over, also
saying something to the effect of, "Oh you would have made it anyway."
**A 4 had been flashed that would have been her neighbor's card.
Instead she received a 6 to complete a 2-3-5-6-7, which is the third
best hand in 2-7 triple draw (the 4 would have been the mortal
nuts).** Later, Annie falsely claimed that the player who was upset
with her threw a chair AT HER. Again, impossible.



3) Just checkin'- Playing in a one table satellite for the main event
at the WSOP, Annie was up against Tony Ma and Dan Alspach. Tony moved
all in on the button, Annie folded in the small blind and Dan began
studying. After some time, Dan folded his hand, and Tony threw his
cards towards the muck telling Dan "Aces. I had two Aces." Well
after the hand hits the muck, Annie GRABS THE HOLECARDS, LOOKS AT
THEM, and says "Just checkin‘" as if she had done nothing wrong.



4) Sitting in a short handed 300-600 mixed game in 1999 I was
unfortunate enough to have to sit beside Annie. Again, she has a
simple rule that she lives by, "It's ok for me to look at your hole
cards when I am out of a hand but I can't show you mine because I
can't give away any information". Niiiice. Anyway, after about 30
minutes of her sweating my hole cards, I KINDLY say, "I'd actually
prefer it if you didn't look at my hole cards since we are short
handed and all." (5 handed at the time). About 15 minutes later,
another player sits down in the game making it six handed.
So know after I've raised before the flop and she'd folded, she
looks over at my hole cards again. This time saying, "It's six
handed, I can look now". Niiiice.



5) Oh my God, it's so my seat- On a Monday night Annie walked into the
poker room to put her name on a list. When the seat opened up, the
floor man called out a name that wasn't yet present. Annie said, "If
he's not here it's my seat." To which the floor man replied, "He's
just outside, he's on his way."
"Oh my God no way! You can't do that! You can't **** up a seat if
you aren't even here!" After much bickering the poor floor man
succumbed and gave her the seat.
Wednesday night, EXACT same scenario, only this time Annie was the
one who was first up on the list but not present at the time the seat
was called. Now this time, she is arguing for the OPPOSITE ruling.
"Oh my God, I was right here. I was here to put my name on the list.
I didn't even leave the building" (how the floor man is supposed to
know that is anyone's guess). Anyway, after throwing yet another
hissy fit she got that seat too. This is one of Annie's common
practices: "Argue NOT for what's fair and just, argue only for what
benefits you." Niiice.



6)This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in a
tournament- At the WSOP main event in 1999, Annie was involved in a
pot with another player who had limped under the gun. Annie raised
the limper from the button with A-7 offsuit. When it got back to the
limper, he went to make a raise, but DIDN"T SAY RAISE, and then went
back to his stack to raise even more. Well, in any no limit
tournament that is considered a string raise. Not always called, but
it's a string raise nonetheless. Well, another player, Steve Kaufman,
called the string raise to the dealer's attention. To which Annie
shouted, "Oh my God, you're not even in the pot! What are you doing!
Oh my God, this is the worst thing that even happened to me in a
tournament!" etc.
She was upset with the fact that she had now been raised the minimum
by the limper and was "forced" to call the extra 60,000 raise. After
lambasting Mr.Kaufman for something he had EVERY RIGHT to do, she
ended up flopping an ace and WINNING the pot because of the called
string raise. "Well maybe that was the BEST thing that ever happened
to me in a tournament." Snort, snort, giggle, giggle.



7) Cup Boy- Finally, my first ever meeting of this woman was at the
Four Queens in 1996 when I was just barely 22. Up to that point I'd
had virtually no success in tournaments in the US, but was eager to
learn from the so called "superstars" of the game.

** Before I go any further, It's important to give you a little
background info. At the club I played in in Toronto, we had no
bottled water, just purified water you could get from the gallon. So
I'd fill up a Styrofoam cup with water, and when it was empty, would
leave it hanging from my lips so the porter wouldn't take it away and
I'd have to waste another cup. This became somewhat of a habit you
could say.**

So here I am in this tournament, where across from me was this woman
and another well known tournament player. This woman doesn't know me
from Adam, but goes out of her way to ridicule and make me feel like
an outsider. As though I didn't belong in her "clique". After
witnessing her behavior I was pretty sure I didn't want any part of
that "clique" anyway.
KNOWING I could hear every word she was saying, she says to her
"clique" member, "Oh my God, what's up with cup boy over there. I
wonder what that cup's all about. You think it's for medical
reasons." She then went on to giggle arrogantly. At this point I
actually spoke up and said, "If you'd really like to know there is
actually a pretty normal reason for it?" Apparently acknowledging my
existence may have looked less "too cool to talk to the low limit
players" if you know what I mean.
In conclusion., with two odd tables to go I play a hand against her
in which SHE WINS. I had a good amount of chips at this point and she
was all in for less than a bet on the river. I had actually bet the
turn with a draw, and checked the river when I made a pair. The board
was (10-8-2) A- J. I held Q-J in the blind and called her raise from
middle position. I checked and called the flop, and bet the ace on
the turn hoping to steal it. On the river I made jacks, but didn't
think she would call me with a worse hand but may check a better hand
or even bluff. That's not important though.
What is important, is that she berated me for playing the hand that
way! "Oh my God, if you were going to call on the river anyway why
didn't you just bet?? I mean, oh you know what forget about it. I
shouldn‘t be educating."
I was beyond puzzled, but to be completely honest slightly
embarrassed. I was there alone and knew no one in the tournament
whatsoever. At the time I wasn't certain if I actually made a
horrendous error or not. I may have spoken 20 words the entire
tournament, and couldn't fathom why someone would want to be so mean
to a complete stranger?
Anyway, I later thought about the hand and realized that she was
absolutely WRONG about the correct strategy in that situation.
Considering the information I had, I played the river just fine.

Couple years go by, I get lucky and win a few tournaments… and all
of a sudden she is all nice to me. Phony nice of course, but nice
nonetheless. The more I got to know this woman however, the more I
was witness to her true colors and the more I disliked her. Despite
making my BEST efforts to tolerate her obnoxious personality I no
longer wanted to put up with it.
The only thing I'm sorry about in all this, is what it has done to
many of my friends who happen to have thicker skin than I and can
tolerate Annie. It puts them in a peculiar position. That I regret.
Other than that, NOTHING I've ever said to her, or about her is
something I'd ever consider apologizing for. Those are my true
feelings… and I sleep well..

You see, I don't NEED to be Mr. Phony Nice Guy, all I gots to be is
who I is. I ain't gonna say what y'all want me to say, I'm onna
say wazz on my minds when I feels like it. Na' I mean? Damn



Don't get me wrong I've done some pretty stupid things in my time.
I'm not afraid or worried about what anyone has to say about me, it's
all out there. I have few secrets if anyway. I been broke, blew some
stake money, loaned railbirds, staked deadbeats, been on the borrow,
all kinds of bad decisions. That's real. In all honestly though, I
ain't NEVER disrespected no man or no woman unless they had it comin'.
I was never one to see bullies get their way, and I was never one to
close my eyes and shut my mouth when I see somethin' I don't like. I
keep hearing, "But Danny, this isn't in your best interest. "Danny
just go with the flow and don't rock the boat." Hell no!

You a cheat, I'll say so.
You a bi-atch-- I'll say so.
You a angle shooter, I'll let my peoples know.
You a fraud? huh, I'll expose you and feel no way…y'understan?

I'm out. "
Old 09-12-05, 12:34 PM
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annie duke is pure ROTTEN


Just read her autobiography. My opinion of her has sunk even lower than before. It seems that most of the talk is correct.

She is NOT a nice person at all.

1. she admits to being a bitch

2. she admits to being a bad winner and a bad loser

3. does not get along with Katy her sister

4. attacks numerous other pros. attacks Jim Mcmanus, Andy Beal (calls him a fish), Kathy Leibert

5. admits to screaming at her husband in the prescence of casino patrons because he wanted her to come home for the kids.

6. admits to being outclassed at the high limits

7. admits to being a terrible wife, unwilling to compromise, very selfish, and loving to argue.

8. admits to being a snob towards anyone who does not have her level of education (yep, it is true. check the book out for yourself)

9. admits to be extremely annoying at the table.

10. speaks candidly about how Daniel Negreanu waged war against her, some of it over Jennifer Harman whom Annie is jealous of.

11. admits to breaking up a marriage out of her desire to win at all costs.

12. attacks Mcmanus by calling him short, and fat (even though he is neither)

13. admits to flirting with men for the sole purpose of disarming them at the table.

14. admits to gloating over the "country bumpkins" back at the tables of Billings Montana

15. admits to being a former pothead, and party girl. admits to hanging out all night celebrating with her poker friends boozing it up when she should be home with the kids.

16. admits to kicking her husband to the curb after she became popular.

Folks, the woman is a bitch. And now every time I see her on those UB TV commercials I will feel like hurling even more.

Compared to Jennifer Harman Annie has ZERO class.
Old 09-27-05, 10:58 PM
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LOL is anyone monitoring this page? Bad people...Do you know that Katma is a bitch? LOl
Old 10-17-05, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wizardofroz
Neither Annie nor Phil deserved to be the final 2, but luck and plenty of help from Greg Raymer's poor calls never hurts. And Phil folding aq with more chips than Chan was incredibly stupid. Annie played real tight and scared early, and it should have bitten her in the a ss. She just kept catching cards when the blinds rose, and people falsely credit that to skill.

Amen on Phil, This guy is just plain annoying. I have yet to see any other player cry and steam over losing. If he would play better poker he might win a few. He has had so many chances too win and he chokes!

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