Annette Obrestad is a Norwegian Poker pro who has been
associated with Betfair and Full Tilt Poker. She holds the record
for youngest person ever to win a World Series of Poker Bracelet.
Obrestad started playing online poker at age 15 (using the screen
name 'Annette_15' to mark this fact), and built her first bankroll
purely out of freeroll tournament wins. Annette went on to turn
this bankroll into hundreds of thousands of dollars, winning over
$500k between September of 2006 and February 2007 at PokerStars
Continuing with her approach of winning big money from very little
to nothing at all, in early March of 2008 Obrestad entered the
PokerStars Sunday Hundred Grand tournament as one of 20,000
players. From a buy-in of only $11 she took first place and a
Obrestad's total live tournament winnings (as of 2010) amounted to
well in excess of $3 million, the majority of which came from her
single WSOPE cash. She also ranks top of the Norwegian Poker
Players All-time money list.
Interesting Fact: In 2007 Annette Obrestad entered a 180 seat
$4 buy-in sit 'n' go online poker tournament. She claims to have
only looked at her cards once during the entire tournament when
faced with an all-in bet, stating that she otherwise played
effectively blind to emphasise "how important it is to play
position and to pay attention to other players at the table"... She
won the tournament.