Annette Obrestad is a Norwegian poker player who was born on 18th September 1988. She is the youngest poker player to ever win the World Series of Poker Europe bracelet. She plays as part of the Betfair Poker Pro team.
Obrestad began her career as an online poker player when she was fifteen years old. She goes by the screen name ‘Annette_15’ and says that she was not required to deposit any money so as to start playing. She made her first winnings from playing the freeroll poker tournaments. Obrestad continued making money through these tournaments to the amounts of hundred thousands. She was able to win $500,000 from Pokerstars, $136,000 on Full Tilt Poker and $200,000 on UltimateBet between September 2007 and February 2007. In February 2008, Obrestad was ranked number 51 by Pocketfives.com. There is a time when she has even claimed the number one spot in the same rankings.
The player has participated in numerous online poker games. She has also participated in some of the world’s greatest tournaments. She is a very aggressive poker player. Obrestad can play any two cards as her starting cards and succeed. She was able to win the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe inaugural main event. This made her the youngest player to ever win such an award.
Over the years, this young poker player has been able to earn the respect of other professional poker players. She is also a household name since she has appeared on several televised poker dealings. She has been known to use bluffing in the presence of weak opponents.
After Obrestad was able to create a name for herself in online poker she decided to try out the live poker play. She was unable to take part in the Las Vegas tournaments because she was underage. There is an age limit set for those people who can play in the World Series titles in Las Vegas.
In 2007, the World Series of Poker was taken to Europe and Obrestad was finally able to participate in the poker tournaments. Her first appearance in the tournament was in ‘No Limit Holdem. It is a three day event. She was able to beat the two most famous female players, Jennifer Harman and Annie Duke, during this tournament.
By the end of the first day Annette was one of the top five chip leaders. On the second day she was able to find her way into the final table. She made it to the final two, but was defeated by John Tabatabai. This made her the youngest player to ever win the bracelet and the first winner of the European World Series of Poker.