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Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad
Sandnes, Rogaland
Total winnings
$ 3,920,424
First place Finishes


Annette Obrestad is a professional poker player from Sandes, Norway. Obrestad gained fame in 2007 when she became the youngest ever World Series of Poker champion just before her 19th birthday. However, due to restrictions in the United States prohibiting people under 21 to play poker, Obrestad's win came on the other side of the pond, in the WSOP Europe Main Event in London, UK.


Obrestad was born in 1988. She started playing poker at a very young age and by the time she was 18 she already had the skills and knowledge needed to become a WSOP champion. Not only did she win the 2007 WSOPE Main Event, she also took home £1 million in prize money. Obrestad has a few more first-place finishes on her resume including a win in the A$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2010 Aussie Millions and the 2010 EPT London £5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Heads-Up event honors.


Obrestad started playing poker at the age of 15, hence her online nickname, “Annette_15”. She says to have never made a deposit on an online poker site and generated her initial bankroll from winning freeroll tournaments. The zero investment turned into hundreds of thousands of dollars in Obrestad's online accounts by the year 2006. That was also a year when the young Norwegian cashed in her first live tournament, the UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic $5,000 Championship Event. She finished the tournament in 37th place taking home $12,415.

World Series of Poker

Obrestad's first World Series cash had also been her biggest one yet. In 2007 she entered the WSOP Europe £10,000 Main Event and took it down collecting £1 million in prize money along with the bracelet. At the age of 18 Obrestad became the youngest-ever WSOP champion. Her second-best Word Series achievement came in five years later in Las Vegas. Obrestad made it among the top eight players in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha / Heads-Up event collecting almost $30,000 in cash.

Annette Obrestad's Top 5 WSOP Results

2007WSOPE £10,000 Main Event1st£1,000,000 ($2,013,734)
2012$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha / Heads-Up8th$28,409
2010$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Shootout11th$13,654
2010$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha36th$12,56
2012$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Four Handed41st$6,534

World Poker Tour

Obrestad has two World Poker Tour championship event cashes to her name both of which she scored in 2010. She first cashed $16,993 in July after finishing 35th in the Bellagio Cup VI $10,000 Main Event and then collected another $32,240 after placing 13th in the Festa Al Lago $10,000 Championship.

European Poker Tour

So far Obrestad's best European Poker Tour result was her runner-up finish in the EPT Dublin €7,700 Main Event in 2007. She lost the final heads-up play to the eventual champion Reuben Peters collecting almost €300,000 in prize money. She also has two more EPT final table finishes on her record. In the same year as she won the WSOP Europe Main Event and finished second in EPT Dublin, Obrestad also made the final table in the €500 No-Limit Hold'em event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. She finished the tournament in fifth place for €15,830. A year later, in 2008 Obrestad final tabled the €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the EPT Dortmund and collected €6,500 in cash after finishing in eighth place.

Annette Obrestad's Top 5 EPT Results

2007Dublin €7,700 Main Event2nd€297,800
2007Grand Final, Monte Carlo €500 No-Limit Hold'em5th€15,830
2008Dortmund €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Rimowa Open8th€6,500
2009Grand Final, Monte Carlo € 10,000 Main Event13th€77,000
2009London £5,000 Main Event17th£17,000

Other Achievements

In January, 2010 Obrestad won the A$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the Aussie Millions for A$40,000. She had also final tabled the A$10,000 Main Event that year eventually finishing in seventh place and taking home A$175,000. Later that year Obrestad won the Episode 8 of The Poker Lounge in Cardiff collecting $120,000 in cash. Then in 2011 she finished second in the Wynn Classic $5,000 Main Event for $215,922. A year later Obrestad won another event finishing first in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament at the 2012 Wynn Classic for $18,204.


Obrestad had previously represented such well-known online poker sites as Betfair Poker and Full Tilt Poker while she's currently a member of Lock Poker's Lock Pro Elite.

Did you know?

  • Obrestad is dating another famous poker player, Scott Montgomery.
  • With almost $4 million in lifetime tournament winnings, Obrestad ranks fourth in the women's all-time money list.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed97th$4,789
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop173rd$3,034
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event89th$71,053
Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em42nd$6,051
2013 EPT London
Main Event23rd£17,500
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Four-Handed41st$6,534
Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha8th$28,409
2011 Wynn Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event2nd$215,922
2011 Aussie Millions
A$ 500 No Limit Hold'em - Team Event14th1,000 AUD
A$ 25,000 Full Tilt Poker Invitational Shootout - Heat 13rd
Poker After Dark VII
$ 50,000 Week 4 - Idol5th
Festa Al Lago
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event13th$32,240
EPT London
£ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up1st£120,000
Full Tilt Poker Late Night Poker 2010
$ 10,000 Heat 34th - Doubles Poker Championship
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 141st$5,000
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 61st$5,000 Poker Million IX
Heat 33rd
Bellagio Cup VI
$ 10,000 WPT Championship35th$16,993
The Poker Lounge
$ 20,000 Episode 95th
$ 20,000 Episode 81st$120,000
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha36th$12,561
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout11th$13,654
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed126th$4,782
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em72nd$10,497
Eighth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em9th$1,086
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$1,222
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$3,783
NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2010
$ 20,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$25,000
2010 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event7th175,000 AUD
A$ 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha1st40,000 AUD
Poker After Dark VI
$ 20,000 Week 2 - Nicknames5th
Full Tilt Poker Million VIII
Semi-Final 17th$20,000
Heat 11st
EPT London
£ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event17th£17,000
2009 World Series Of Poker - Europe
Caesars Cup - Europe vs USA1st
Late Night Poker 2009
$ 10,000 Finals3rd$65,000
Heat E1st
EPT - Grand Final
€ 10,000 EPT Grand Final - No Limit Hold'em13th€77,000 European Open V
Heat 114th
2009 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Aussie Millions21st50,000 AUD Premier League Poker III
Heads-Up 11st
Heat 114th$6,000
Heat 101st$20,000
Heat 85th$4,000
Heat 56th
Heat 32nd$12,000
Heat 1 3rd$8,000
Poker Million VII
Heat 116th
WPT Spanish Championship
€ 300 Pot Limit Omaha3rd€16,600
EPT Grand Final
€ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em34th€1,520 European Open IV
Heat 92nd
Semi-Final 22nd
Turbo Heat 23rd
EPT German Open
€ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em - Rimowa Open8th€6,500
Late Night Poker 2008
Heat 36th
EPT Dublin
€ 7,700 EPT Dublin - No Limit Hold'em2nd€297,800
World Series Of Poker - Europe
£ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em1st£1,000,000
EPT Barcelona Open
€ 300 Pot Limit Omaha18th€2,700
2007 Paddy Power Irish Open
€ 300 Pot Limit Omaha13th€1,300
EPT Grand Final
€ 500 No Limit Hold'em5th€15,830
2006 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic
$ 5,000 Championship Event37th$12,415
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