|September 26, 2007 (London, UK) – Teenage poker sensation Annette Obrestad is the poker phenomenon that took the world by storm when she became the first woman and youngest poker player ever to win a Main Event at the World Series of Poker. |
The Norwegian player fought off some of the best players in the world who’d congregated in London for the £10,000 buy-in, 6-day tournament. To celebrate, Bluff Europe has a series of interview outtakes which it is releasing in the lead up to the exclusive full post-win interview in Bluff Europe Magazine’s October Issue.
Eighteen-year-old Obrestad (who turned 19, days after the main event finished) beat off 362 runners to win £1,000,000 ($2 million) and the coveted gold bracelet. Best recognised by her online handle, Annette_15, Annette tells all in an emotionally charged interview held moments after winning the poker world’s highest honour, and its £1 million cash prize.
Interview Outtake #2 – Annette on emerging from the shadows into the live arena:
“I think I preferred playing online a year ago, but now I prefer live. It’s just so different and exciting.”
Interview Outtake #3 – On her cult internet stardom:
“You have rails online where people are wishing me good luck on every table I’m playing. When I’m all-in deep in a tournament, the chat box is full of people going, ‘Ace-ace-ace-ace!’ It’s real cute because everyone is rooting for me.”
'The WSOPE proved that a World Series could be staged successfully out of the US,” said Bluff Europe editor-in-chief Michael Caselli. “It was tremendous to see a European player crowned champion and I thank Harrah’s, Betfair and The Empire Casino on behalf of Bluff Europe and our readers who will now get to meet the lucky winner.”
October’s Bluff Europe will feature Annette_15 on its cover and will provide an overview of the WSOPE in the lead-up to the interview.
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