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Annette Obrestad Wins the 2007 WSOPE

It is Monday, September 17th 2007, and history has been made. Annette Obrestad has won the Europe Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOPE). This win is impressive for many reasons. The main reason this win is so newsworthy is not only is she the first ever winner of a WSOPE event, but she is just 18 years old and a female. 

Who is this phenomenon?

Annette Obrestad plays online poker under the name Annette 15. During this main event poker tournament, she showed what she is made of and that is something to be reckoned with. She was at a tough final table with a few aggressive Scandinavians surrounding her, but this did not bother her. She held her own the entire time. She showed that she was not going to be pushed around and also proved that she was willing to take some risks. 

Winning it All

Heads up play went on for over two hours with a very skilled player, John Tabatabai. Finally, Obrestad took the lead in chips and eventually the win. 

Annette states that she was a bit worried about playing against Johannes Korsar because she had heard that he was really good. She went on to say that there was room for play at the beginning of the final table because the blinds were low. She also noted that patience was the key to her game and her eventual win. 

The reason that this is a moment in history is the fact that she is one of the youngest players to win a major poker event on the WSOP tour. In addition, she became one of a handful of women who have ever won a leading series event.  In fact, many professionals say that this win is one of the most impressive they have seen. 

 

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