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Drop out's a poker ace at just 20, with millions in the bank

14 Jan 2009

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by WA Today: "Among a group of men huddled around a poker table in Crown Casino sits a 20-year-old Norwegian woman named Annette Obrestad.

"She is short, confident and stylish; her hot-pink leggings and shiny black boots stand in stark contrast to the T-shirts and beer bellies of her competitors.

"...Obrestad is a poker phenomenon: a high-school drop-out and under-age gambler who has become a record-breaking champion.

"...According to some reports, she has won at least $US3.3 million, including $US2 million in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOP) tournament and $US500,000 from various Pokerstars online tournaments.

"Obrestad got her start after seeing an advertisement for an online poker website.

"At 18, Obrestad became the youngest ever winner of the WSOP Europe tournament, and her $US2 million prize is the biggest single-event payout to a female player

"...Obrestad says she prefers playing online..."

 
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