On December 8th, 2007, Annette Obrestad is the youngest player to win the coveted "Tournament Performance of the Year" award at the European Poker Awards in Paris. Her accomplishment at the World Series of Poker Europe was duly recognized as a stunning achievement by Poker Europa Chief Nic Szeremeta who presented the recognition to Obrestad. The tournament was the toughest one in the circuit.
Annette edge out fellow nominees Carlos Mortensen and Bruno Fitoussi for the award. Mortensen won a total of $3.97 million at the World Poker Tour in Las Vegas while Fitoussi won $1.2 million dollars in his 2nd place finished in one of the most prestigious event in the poker circuit, the WSOP H.O.R.S.E. even in Las Vegas. Obrestad was also nominated in two other awards like the "Leading Lady" and "Rookie of the Year".
She lost to Katja Thater in the Leading Lady award. Annette, who is only 19 years old, is a poker prodigy. She became famous when she won the WSOP Europe Main Event in Leicester Square in London. Aside from winning the coveted WSOP bracelet, she also won $2 million and a sponsorship deal with Betfair.
Obrestad just recently finished in 2nd place in an EPT tournament in Dublin and won $429,181. Annette said that she was happy about winning the award and believes that she could still improve in her performances during the tournaments. The Director of Poker of Betfair Bruce Stubbs said that Annette is a very special player and one of the most competitive in the poker games circuit.
Annette keeps a blog at Betfair under her online name, annette15. There are special tournaments dedicated to Annette at the site like the $212 freezeouts on Betfair Poker at 19h30 British time, every Tuesday and Fridays.