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Annie Duke takes home NBC:s National Heads-Up Championship!

Tags: 2010, Annie Duke nbc, erik seidel, female poker players, national heads-up championship.
Posted on 08 March 2010 by "T".

The 64-player starting field at the NBC national Heads-up championship was filled with the biggest names in the poker world today. Even for someone who hasn't followed poker for all that long - most of the players who took part in this tournament must be familiar. Anyhow, even though the starting field was dominated by men, it came to be a women who took down the tournament. Annie Duke played focused, concentrated and showed no fair against any player she was up against from the very first hand she played. However, she had a really, really hard road to walk since she was up against some of the world's best HU poker players.    

Anyhow, in the final, Annie Duke was up against the poker legend Erik Seidel who has won not less than 8 WSOP Bracelets. Just like Annie Duke, Erik had played great poker from the very first hand in the tournament. However, Erik had also crushed some of his opponents on the way to the final table (for example: Peter Eastgate - 2008 WSOP Main
Event champ) and earned lots and lots of respect as he proved to be extremely good at playing heads-up.

Even though Seidel dominated the heads-up, Duke managed to take down a few big pots and turn it around and also take down the first prize of $500,000! Its really great to see a female poker player winning such a prestigious tournament as the NBC National Heads-Up Championship. Hopefully this will inspire more women to start playing poker and maybe also to win big tournaments like this one.

 


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20 comments on "Annie Duke takes home NBC:s National Heads-Up Championship!"

 Fakiry08/03/2010 13:04:13 GMT
Nothing like come to the International Women's Day to send a news like this. This even takes more interest considering the field was mainly filled by men. I am no sexist, and i dont like to talk about men superiority, i just think everyone should be treated alike, so everyone gets the same oportunities. Thats democracy!
 Fackinas08/03/2010 13:30:37 GMT
Posted by Fakiry:
Nothing like come to the International Women's Day to send a news like this. This even takes more interest considering the field was mainly filled by men. I am no sexist, and i dont like to talk about men superiority, i just think everyone should be treated alike, so everyone gets the same oportunities. Thats democracy!

Great job Duke.
 psycokiller08/03/2010 14:11:57 GMT
Nice. Taking down Seidel HU would not be easy for anyone.
 smds08/03/2010 14:22:53 GMT
Mh... I was cheering for Erik, but nevertheless a really good job she did there. Although she should have been busted one or to two games before, when she cracked Wasicka's Kings being all-in with T8o or something.
 Davoodoo08/03/2010 14:34:46 GMT

Rigged ... Big Smile
 jporp08/03/2010 18:45:11 GMT
Quality women poker players at poker is growing. Seidel was only concentrated at Anne twins. Smile
 DAGOR08/03/2010 19:40:43 GMT
Hello everybody!
it's really an astonishing I think for her to win against many poker star. A line up really difficult.
See you soon for new posts lol!
 xxxbchxxx08/03/2010 19:53:56 GMT
Well lets just say congratz to the lady... she has played on a great field and come up trumps. There is no reason why women should be at any disadvantage to a man whilst playing poker. Thety have the same skills needed to play as long as they have some fingers to hold the cards then thats that!
Women have a hard time breaking into any sport as they have not been given the opertunity to partisipate with the top players in many sports. Now some sports are less even than others for sure like tennis football running gym and such sports where men do have an advantage but the non physical stuff like card and skill games are where women should really start to come good, motor sports and snooker / pool , darts anything like that.
I havent tried to be disrespectfull here i hope that comes across.
 dorinxxx08/03/2010 21:50:21 GMT
very nice lady....... Smile)
 racpxt08/03/2010 22:38:08 GMT
"MILF..."

Oh... I am not the nasty one, that was what was going on Seidel's mind. But, ok, I would think the same too. Blink

And Seidel lost another televised tournament on HU, that means: ROUNDERS 2 coming.
 DaMessiah66608/03/2010 22:41:10 GMT
Posted by dorinxxx:
very nice lady....... Smile)

Well .... Big Smile ... you make me laugh a little ... I suppose it's a matter of tastes but ... personally I think she could be my mother Evil . I don't know when this picture was made but now she is 45. Her current image is that: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3...
 Flippedchips09/03/2010 02:23:11 GMT
yea well done to her but dont really know why people are that surprised shes well known and a really good player and if im not wrong its howard lederers sister im sure, lol not that it means much but can be bad having him to give u tips when learning

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lol cant be bad i ment on that last bit
 lecorbu09/03/2010 03:35:45 GMT
increasingly more women stand out in a matter of men, and increasingly loshombres things stand out less in women.
tomorrow I join a makeup course.
 GabeKaplan09/03/2010 05:27:14 GMT
Goog going Annie Duke, number 1 in my book
 mazas09/03/2010 13:18:33 GMT
Duke is really strong poker lady and sometimes he do many mistakes but then the luck comes to her she can beat every one Smile
so she did good job hope she play more clever then i saw her playing last time because there she win Smile

good luck all
go ladys go because with u poker becomes more powerfull Smile
 leroi2109/03/2010 17:10:30 GMT
good for he and for all women that play poker and 500 000$ isnt bad at all next step a women won the main event
 LaBaiz09/03/2010 21:06:05 GMT
Wow, amazing, a woman taking down a heads up tournament. Thats impressive, she is a great player. Good luck on the next tourney Blink
 RMBKK09/03/2010 21:40:45 GMT
Half a million? Not bad... Not bad at all, for a girl! Cool
 Airas10/03/2010 10:40:57 GMT
I think shes a very good heads-up player with a lot of luck.... if you know what that means. ;D
 SuperNoob10/03/2010 12:54:43 GMT
really great to see a woman win a big tournament like this and that too against world's best poker pros. surely will be a big boost to her confidence, well done annie.

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