Annie Duke

Annie Duke Presentation Recounted in the Philadelphia Lawyer to Relate to Experience of Trial Lawyers


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/01/2014 -- In a recent article in The Philadelphia Lawyer, Attorney Dennis Suplee recounted what he had learned from a presentation given by Annie Duke. He attended the talk after receiving an email from a client saying that he'll, "learn in 40 minutes what I've been trying to teach you the last three years." Suplee used four separate parts of Annie Duke's presentation, and took her assessments of how poker players learn from feedback, incorporating those assessments and relating them to the experience of trial lawyers.

With a background in cognitive psychology, Duke has extensive insight into the thought process of others at the poker table. In her public speaking career, she uses her poker experience to help audiences better understand decision science and how it might practically apply to their lives and careers. Suplee looks at Duke's explanation of skill versus luck, feedback learned from folds, evaluating juniors, and using risks and experience to learn and get better. Similar to trial lawyers, Duke pointed out in her presentation that, "Playing poker is an intensely personal experience. You sit at the same table with your adversary and can look him directly in the eye. At the end of each hand, and at the end of the night, you won or you lost." The lesson is that in order to achieve success one must avoid falling into the practice of doing the same things over and over.

Duke has seen her share of success at the poker table, and has shared her experiences through a series of published books and regular speaking engagements. Her notoriety as the first female World Series of Poker champion earned her national recognition and she is regularly sought out for her commentary on how to apply lessons learned at the poker table for success in business and life. Her entire filmography can be seen on her IMDB profile.

The entire Philadelphia Lawyer article has been shared on Annie Duke's blog. If interested in reading about her professional experiences, or to see how Suplee compares her presentation to trial lawyers, please visit the website and check out her blog today.

About Annie Duke
Annie Duke has a strong track record of success in the world of poker. She first burst onto the scene at the 1994 World Series of Poker, where she cashed in three events including making the final three tables of the Main Event. A decade later, she won her first WSOP bracelet and in 2010 became the NBC National Heads-Up Champion when she bested runner-up, Erik Seidel. Duke has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and tutored Hollywood A-listers including Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on the finer points of the game of poker. She is also the author of three books on poker: Decide to Play Great Poker; Heads-Up Tournament Poker; and The Middle Zone. She also authored an autobiography, How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker.

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