World Series of Poker Europe Poker SensationBy Andrea Klein, Sep 24th 2007
Annette Obrestad is the youngest winner in the history of the European World Series of Poker. The 18-year-old Norwegian finished in 1st place and took the poker tournament prize of 1 million-pounds ($2.01 million) at the World Series of Poker held in London, at the Leicester Square.
She defeated 22-year- old Briton John Tabatabai with three sevens against his hand of two pairs. Annette Obrestad was already high in online poker rankings after winning a poker table prize of $500,000 in a tournament last month.
After her victory in the World Series of Poker Europe Obrestad, who turns 19 this week declared: “I'm speechless, I never expected to win the poker tournament”
Annette_15, the alias used by Obrestad online, not only that she is the youngest winner but she also beat Annie Duke’s record for a single-event payout for a female player. Annie Duke won the $2 million poker tournament prize at the 2004 Tournament of Champions .
Obrestad’s name is now on everyone’s lips and every online poker news service is looking to write articles about her. Pokeronamac.com wrote about Annette_15 that she has great tell reading poker skills, as she once won a tournament without looking at her cards by just focusing on reading other players. After she won the tournament she signed an endorsement contract with event sponsor Betfair.com that guarantees her a place on the tournament circuit.
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