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Reuben 'seaanchor' Peters Wins EPT Dublin

American Comes From Behind to Triumph over Norwegian Teen Annette Obrestad in Dublin


The European Poker Tour Dublin was won yesterday by Reuben Peters from Colorado, U.S.A., after a thrilling finale wherein he overcame a huge chip disadvantage to beat Norwegian teen sensation, and recent World Series of Poker Europe winner, Annette Obrestad.Reuben Peters in white at this year's WSOP where he cashed in the main event

Peters, who won €532,620, said, "I've had horrible cards for a day and a half. I was the short stack at the final table, and at one point I was down to five big blinds.

"I've played against Annette a lot online, so I know the way she plays, but I've never met her face to face. She is an excellent player, and I never expected to win."

Known as "seaanchor" online, the 45-year-old father of two qualified online at PokerStars. He beat 221 players, who each paid €8,000, to play in the tournament held in the beautiful Industries Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The total prize pool was €1,701,700.

Obrestad, known online as "Annette_15," was many people's favorite to lift her second major title in six months after retaining the chip lead for much of the final table, including a five-to-one lead at the beginning of heads-up play.

The €297,800 prize money for second place was little consolation for the ambitious phenom. "I'm not happy. I thought I played pretty well, but I made a couple of mistakes heads up," she said.

  1. Reuben Peters (U.S.A.) - €532,620
  2. Annette Obrestad (Norway) - €297,800
  3. Reijo Manninen (Finland) - €178,680
  4. Tronde Eidsvig (Norway) - €127,630
  5. Daan Ruiter (Holland) - €105,510
  6. Anders Pettersson (Sweden) - €83,380
  7. Michael Durrer (Germany) - €66,370
  8. Thierry van den Berg (Holland) - €47,650
  9. Casper Hansen (Denmark) - €30,630

The EPT returns from Dec. 5-10, 2007, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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