Here's a timeline of some key moments in annie's career:
academic foundation, 1987
Before even playing poker, Annie double-majored in English and psychology, then went on to pursue a doctorate in cognitive linguistics.
awarded a national science foundation fellowship, 1988
Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania after graduating with a double major in English and Psychology from Columbia University.
beginner's luck, 1992
After being encouraged by her brother, Annie played in the Crystal Lounge in Billings, Montana before moving to Las Vegas to play professionally.
delivered first speech on strategic decision making, 2002
Spoke to the leadership of a privately-owned hedge fund, Parallax Fund, L.P.
winner of wsop tournament of champions, 2004
The same year Annie bested a field of 234 players to win her first WSOP, she also won the Tournament of Champions
won her first wsop bracelet, 2004
Annie bested a field of 234 players to win her first WSOP bracelet
authored first book, 2005
Annie wrote her autobiography How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker
co-founded ante up for africa, 2007
Annie joined up with a friend to create charity poker tournaments that raised more than $700,000 over four years
showcased her trivia skills on 1 vs 100, 2007
Appeared on the hit NBC game show hosted by Bob Saget, where she competed against a mob of 100 other contestants
finalist on celebrity apprentice, 2009
Annie was the second place victor in Season 8, raising $700,000 for her selected charity, Refugees International
won nbc national heads'-up poker championship, 2010
After taking time off from poker to put her family first, Annie returned to the table and won
appeared on hit tv show, "are you smarter than a 5th grader?", 2010
Was a contestant on the hit TV show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy
first poker strategy book published, 2011
Annie wrote her first book Decide to Play Great Poker, a strategy book for no-limit hold-em, was published in June 2011
became a moth storyteller, 2011
Annie took the stage for the first time to tell her story “A House Divided” in front of a live audience
became a board member for after school all-stars, 2013
Annie joined Arnold Schwarzenegger at After School All-Stars to help provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life
Founded how i decide, 2014
Launched nonprofit to help young people develop the essential life skills of critical thinking and decision making
joined the franklin institute board, 2016
Annie was asked to join the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, one of America’s oldest and greatest museums
Wrote First Book for General Audiences, 2018
Her new book, Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, teaches readers to get comfortable with uncertainty and make smarter decisions in any situation
annie in the community
An engaged activist and philanthropist, Annie Duke has leveraged her success and celebrity to champion great causes around the world.
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the result of a hand is not as important as the decisions made along the way.