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World Series of Poker Europe Poker Sensation

By Andrea Klein, Sep 24th 2007
Annette Obrestad WSOPE Winner

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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