Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Annette Obrestad

Hometown: Stavanger

Country of Origin: Norway NORWAY

Casino Winnings
Career Titles
Career Cashes
$3,633,693
13
100
 
Annette Obrestad
 

Annette Obrestad Bio

 
Norwegian-born Annette Obrestad's story is one that has all of the key components to make her a poker sensation. Not only did she build her huge bankroll having never deposited a single krone (she started out playing freeroll tournaments), but she had already won millions of dollars in online and live tournaments before turning 19.

Obrestad has proven her mettle by consistently sitting high atop the online poker tournament leader boards. She has even won a 180-person sit-and-go without looking at her cards (she admits looking once, before she decided to take the idea of winning the tournament without looking seriously). Known as "Annette_15," she is already an online poker legend.

She's recently put herself to the test in live tournaments. She cashed for $12,415 at the 2006 UltimateBet Aruba Classic when she came in 37th place. Then, at the inaugural 2007 World Series of Poker Europe, Obrestad made poker history. She won the main event and broke the record for most money won by a woman in WSOP events. Obrestad outlasted 361 players to take home the £1 million ($2,013,102) first-place prize. She followed this win with a second-place finish at the European Poker Tour Dublin main event, winning another $417,000.

  •