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Annie Duke to lead poker league

Updated: January 18, 2011, 11:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Card professional Annie Duke plans to be the commissioner of a new league that is hoping to become the PGA of poker, defining the game's best players and hosting invitational tournaments for only its biggest stars.

The yet-to-be-named league is planning four televised regular-season events plus a $1 million championship freeroll at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this year, league executives said.

"This is incredibly pro-centric," Duke told The Associated ...

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