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Annie Duke - Decision Strategist

  • Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel 1200 Alta Loma Road West Hollywood, CA, 90069 United States (map)

“How winning and losing drives irrational choices: Lessons from the poker table”

There are few worlds more dominated by men than the poker table.  However, for two decades, Annie Duke was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career, and winning more than $4 million in tournament poker.  She established herself as one of the top players in the male-dominated game. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation only World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. And in 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, beating poker legend Erik Seidel in the finals.

In the role of a true champion, Annie was not content with only her championships.  She has written four books (with a fifth on the way, about learning and decision making), raised four children, raised $18 million for charities, and navigated on-screen dramas with Donald Trump and Joan Rivers while setting fundraising records on Celebrity Apprentice.

Annie is a cofounder of and a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars. In 2016 she was invited to join the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, one of America's oldest and greatest museums, an honor and responsibility her four-year-old self would have loved but never imagined possible. She has also won a televised championship in rock-paper-scissors.

Annie was featured in USA Today in 2015 for her ability to understand human foibles, which she exploits to great success at the gaming table, and apply it to managing investments. 


Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA  90069


$135 Per Person
Hosted Valet Parking Included

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