Full Tilt Poker Signs Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad

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- Online Sensation and 2007 WSOP-E Main Event Champion is now a Full Tilt Poker Pro

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 1 /CNW/ - Full Tilt Poker, the world's leading online poker site, has signed online poker phenomenon Annette Obrestad to its roster of professional players.

Better known by her online poker handle "Annette_15", Obrestad is one of the most prolific and successful players in the history of online poker. She is also a flourishing star on the live scene, having won more than $3 million playing tournaments around the globe.

Starting out with nothing, Obrestad turned a $9 win in a Freeroll tournament into a bankroll worth millions. Known for her fiercely aggressive style and fearless bluffs, she is considered one of the top poker tournament players in the world.

Although she has routinely made five and six figure scores in some of online poker's biggest tournaments, Obrestad is perhaps best known for her play in a $4 online tournament. Wanting to truly test her skills at the table, she challenged herself by playing blind. With the exception of one hand where she was all in, she did not look at her hole cards for the entire tournament - and she won.

While many online players struggle when they first take on live poker, Obrestad's transition was seamless. In just her fourth live event, she won the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, becoming the youngest bracelet winner in history and collecting more than $2 million - the largest prize ever won by a female player.

With strong outings at several European Poker Tour stops, a final table appearance at the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event and a 9th place finish at the 2010 Heads-Up Poker Championship, Obrestad continues to be a force at the table anytime she plays. She will be in Las Vegas this summer for the 2010 World Series of Poker, looking to dominate the action at her first WSOP on American soil.

Players at Full Tilt Poker will have the chance to chat and play with Obrestad at 18:00 ET on Sunday, May 2nd when she hosts the FTOPS XVI Main Event, a $640 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament.

Visit http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/annette-obrestad to learn more about Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad and never miss the latest news about her at http://www.annetteobrestad.no.

About Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker(TM) is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located.

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SOURCE Full Tilt Poker

For further information: For further information: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt), Tel: +353-1-650-1769

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