A teenager from a nation where it is unlawful to play live poker for cash has actually ended up being an over night millionaire and broken a string of records by succeeding the centerpiece at the World Collection of Poker in London.
Norwegian Annette Obrestad, 18, beat a string of professionals in a five-day £10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em event, succeeding a prize of £1 million, the biggest-ever single payday for a female player.
Live games for difficult currency are prohibited in Norway and the couple of poker clubs that existed in Oslo were recently closed but Obrestad started playing five-card stud with her father and ended up being a routine online at the age of 17.
She is well-known by her playing alias, Annette_15, however it seems her online playing days might quickly concern an end because she has agreed a sponsorship deal with a poker site that will make her a routine on the live competition circuit.
She said: “I never ever expected to succeed. I’m speechless. I actually do not understand exactly what to state.”
Obrestad and Londoner John Tabatabai, 22, were the last two gamblers left at the table and her last hand of three sevens beat his 2 pair.
She also won a World Series of Poker bracelet, one of only 50 granted each year.
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