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    Quote Originally Posted by mindy384;3422432;
    I can help you out here (my hubby is a poker nut, we watch everything!). Annie and Phil do a show together called The Best Damn Poker Show--they both select teams and those teams compete against each other. They (annie and phil) actually sit in a board room and talk smack to each other and yada yada while their contestants play. Annie 'won' the first season and, per their side bet, made Phil stand up in the casino and announce to everyone that Annie is the best poker player in the world (big thing for Phil since he (as well as many others considering he has 11 bracelets) considers himself to be the best player on the planet).

    Outside of the show most of the 'high stakes' players spend a lot of time together both in and outside of the casino. Although Annie does not frequent a lot of the other network shows (Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker) her brother, Howard Lederer (aka The Professor), plays quite often.

    Of course, Annie and many of the other big pros play most of the WSOP and WPT events throughout the year so they constantly see one another. No doubt Annie has many connections in the poker world ($$).

    BTW, if anyone could help me with the exact episode (name/#?) when Phil H. or other poker players showed up on TCA, that would be awesome (I'd like to show my husband online).

    Thanks!
    i had no idea that annie & howard were siblings! i occasionally watch poker after dark and i ususally watch the big tournaments, too. phil helmuth totally annoys me...but he is arguably the best player alive.

    i've only missed one episode this year...i think. did someone get eliminated before tom green? i haven't seen any of annie's poker buddies on the show yet (except for previously mentioned possible lost episodes).

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    Phil wasn't on but his voice was.. and there was Andy 'The Monk' Black who was at the auction as well as Perry Friedman.
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    I saw Andy Bloch ... without the usual cowboy hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2;3423238;
    I saw Andy Bloch ... without the usual cowboy hat.
    I hate that hat lol.

    On think about Andy Bloch he donates SO much of his poker winnings to charity.. its amazing. 100% of his FTP winnings and largeportions of his tourney and tour winngs as well.

    Hes not the only poker player that does this.. there are SO many.. and I can say with ease that poker players are some of the most giving people around. Annie was right to want to lead on a fundraising project.. she knew what the people in her would could and would do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWoman;3423554;
    Annie was right to want to lead on a fundraising project.. she knew what the people in her world could and would do!
    That also means she was justified in squashing Natalie's sabotage in whatever tone of voice it took to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWoman;3423554;
    I hate that hat lol.

    On think about Andy Bloch he donates SO much of his poker winnings to charity.. its amazing. 100% of his FTP winnings and largeportions of his tourney and tour winngs as well.

    Hes not the only poker player that does this.. there are SO many.. and I can say with ease that poker players are some of the most giving people around. Annie was right to want to lead on a fundraising project.. she knew what the people in her would could and would do!
    Exactly-you have Barry Greenstein who donates all his tournament winnings to charity, Phil Gordon who formed Bad Beat for Cancer, and then there is an event at the WSOP calle Ante Up For Africa or something like that. Annie being in charge of something like that makes perfect sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trista;3423737;
    Exactly-you have Barry Greenstein who donates all his tournament winnings to charity, Phil Gordon who formed Bad Beat for Cancer, and then there is an event at the WSOP calle Ante Up For Africa or something like that. Annie being in charge of something like that makes perfect sense.
    Yea, poker players are pretty giving in the charity department. They normally mention somewhere in the televised shows that a group of guys got together before the event and decided to donate 'x' amount/% of their winnings in that tournament to different charities.
    There are also tons of other players who give a good percentage of their money to charity. One player from South Vietnam actually buys food (he said it is amazing how many packages of ramen noodles he can buy--and therefore, feed) with portions of each tournament win.

    It is amazing to me how much charity work these guys do, and ya know, the sad thing is, it shouldn't be. I don't understand how some people can make so much money and give so little of it away. Is it really necessary for you to be worth umpteen million dollars? Really? That is what bothers me about many of the Hollywood celebs: every now and then you hear about a celebrity giving a little money or being a spokesperson for a particular cause--but not nearly to the extent of a good majority of the poker players who donate all the time! And, these poker players, most of whom have made less than 10 million throughout their entire careers, (whereas a celebrity may pull that as the upfront price tag for one film) are constantly GIVING. Yes, I know there are the few celebs who are pretty active, but there are tons of celebs and only a few who do a lot of charity work. Yet another reason why I think most of Hollywood is full of hypocrites.

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    Go Annie go! I am wowed by the amount of money that Annie has raised for her charity. Really amazing for someone who I didn't even know existed prior to this Celebrity Apprentice. (and I know that's due to my own card player ignorance) I like Annie's plain spoken, let's get it done attitude.

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    I know, I know. Melissa and Joan acted like baffoons, but I still like and respect them - for things beyond "The Apprentice".

    Just read Annie Duke's bio. She is a smarty-pants. Columbia for undergrad, U of PA to begin graduate work in psychology (U of PA is right up there with the Harvards and Columbias).

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    Re: Annie Duke - Season 2

    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyQOC;3422586;
    i had no idea that annie & howard were siblings!
    That's because apparently Annie doesn't play on her maiden name (their father is also famous, just not for Poker--he's Richard Lederer, a pretty well known linguist, syndicated writer and author of a lot of books). Annie herself, rather than the "white trash" the Rivers twins call her, is apparently a double major in English and Psychology from Columbia, who stopped just short of getting her PhD, in psycholinguistics, because she was making a lot of money playing poker.

    Of course in Joan's mind, I guess appearing on E! to bitch and moan at people is "classier" than this.

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