Annie vs. all

Jan 16, 2006 12:51 AM

Annie Duke is considered one of the world’s leading female poker players, and now she gets a chance to prove it before a cable TV audience.

Duke is starring in the Game Show Network’s "Annie Duke Takes on the World," a hybrid poker show that allows amateur poker players to play against a world class professional.

Along with Duke as host the show features Regan Burns ("Oblivious," "Titus") as co-host, and both will taunt and give tips on how to play No Limit Texas Hold’em with the highest level.

Four amateur poker players will compete for the chance to play Texas Hold’em one-on-one against Duke. The show will air on Monday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

In the preliminary round, three amateurs will compete for the right to go head-to-head with Duke, while she comments on and critiques the play. The last player remaining at the table will play heads up poker with Duke in a high stakes game of bluff, wit and cards.

Duke is most famous for winning $2 million in the 2004 No-Limit Texas Hold’em invitation-only World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and is sought after for her vast poker skills and knowledge, coaching the likes of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on their poker game.

Executive producers of the show are Andrew Golder ("Win Ben Stein’s Money," "Celebrity Blackjack"), Joe Reitman and Duke.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games.