Annie Duke (born Anne LaBarr Lederer; September 13, 1965) is a professional poker player and author who won a bracelet in the 2004 World Series of Poker $2,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Event and was the winner of the 2004 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where she earned the Winner-Take-All prize of $2,000,000. In 2010, she won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, earning a cash prize of $500,000 in addition to the title. From 2011-2012 she was co-founder, executive vice president, and commissioner of the Epic Poker League until it filed for bankruptcy on February 28, 2012.
Duke was born Anne LaBarr Lederer in Concord, New Hampshire, the daughter of Rhoda S. (née Spagenberg) and Richard Lederer, a writer and linguist who taught at St. Paul's School. Her brother, Howard Lederer, is also a professional poker player. Her sister, Katy Lederer, is an author and poet who wrote a book about the Lederer family, titled Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. She has four children: Maud (1995), Leo (1998), Lucy (2000), and Nell (2002). Duke is Jewish on her father's side.
Annie attended Columbia University where she double-majored in English and psychology. Subsequent