Annie Duke Pens New Poker Book, Still Faces Criticism Over The Epic Poker League
Poker Player Tweeted Thursday About New Writing Efforts
Annie Duke has co-authored a new poker book, she said on her Twitter account Thursday.
Proofing @vanessarousso and my heads up poker book.Really excited to see this come out this year.
— Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) September 20, 2012
With more than 41,000 followers, Duke, 47, has one of the larger social media followings among poker players. She has made appearances on poker TV shows over the years and was once a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.
Despite her accomplishments with some ventures, her foray into running a casino-based poker tour, the Epic Poker League, was unsuccessful. She was co-founder and commissioner. Epic Poker folded in its first season and never ran its planned $1 million freeroll for its players. It was bankrupt.
The World Series of Poker bracelet winner has received harsh criticism and vitriol on social media from some members of the poker community. Poker pro Jason Mercier Tweeted Thursday in response to an announcement of Duke’s writing efforts.
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) September 20, 2012
One of her major critics has been Daniel Negreanu, who has blasted her repeatedly on the Internet. Negreanu has disliked her for years.
Duke still has a positive reputation with others on social media. This past spring, around the time she was promoting one of her other books, comedian Michael Ian Black Tweeted about it, calling it the “best hold’em teaching book ever written.”
Black had 1.73 million followers around that time. A representative for Black told Card Player that the Tweet was not paid for, although the actor does do sponsored Tweets.
She recently had a birthday and received some celebratory Tweets.
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