Despite being retired for nearly a decade, until very recently, Annie was the world’s winningest female poker player. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Through this fellowship, she studied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, which eventually led to her current book, Thinking In Bets, which combines her academic studies with real-life decision-making experiences at the poker table.
Annie visits with Michelle Lodge from The Street. She references a bit from comedian Jerry Seinfeld to explain how to sock away money for your later years.
“Life is poker, not chess,” says Annie Duke, a former professional poker player and the author of a new book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Chess is a game of skill with “very little luck involved,” while in poker good decisions and good outcomes often don’t go together.