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Annette Obrestad Champion of WSOP Europe Main Event

On September 16th, 2007, Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad, who is still a teenager, won the World Series of Poker Europe main event. Annette won 1 million pounds and a brand new World Series of Poker Europe bracelet.

Annette_15, the online poker teenage star from Norway, is one of the most famous poker players all over the world. With this astounding victory, Annette_15 is now one of the most respected and admired poker superstars all over the world.

Betfair immediately signed Obrestad in an endorsement deal a few days after her win. The heads-up showdown between Annette and John Tabatabai lasted for a long time as Tabatabai put up a good game. The final hand in the game saw all of the cash put in on the flop of five, six and seven.

Tabatabai had two pair but Obrestad had a hand of sevens during the flop. Annette defeated a lot of top live and online poker players in her quest for the championship. Obrestad first started playing poker in online poker freerolls.

She said that she never put cash on her online bankroll and instead played in the freerolls until she had enough cash to join real money buy-in poker tournaments. Since then, she has slowly but surely climbed up to the top of the poker circuit.


10/02/2007 03:15 PM