Can you imagine it? A teenage girl who shocks the poker world with her play and by winning one of the most prestigious events in the world. Millions of new female players, young and old, take up the game hoping to duplicate Obrestad's fate.
The first statement really happened, but unfortunately the second never had a chance to happen because poker fans didn't get to watch Annette Obrestad's amazing historic victory in the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe main event due to the fact that it was never televised on ESPN.
Now, in an effort to right a wrong, ESPN will broadcast this weekend the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe main event for the first time. Front and center will be none other than Annette Obrestad who now at the ripe age of 20 will be defending her title. The first four episodes will air beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1 from 6pm-10pm on ESPN The first two episodes will be rebroadcast that same night beginning at 10pm on ESPN2. In all, ESPN will show eight hours of coverage devoted to the World Series of Poker Europe main event.
"Annette_15" as she is known online, went on to secure her Internet success with a win at the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe main event in 2007 for more than $2 million. She plays all her big live events overseas due to the fact that she is still not of legal age to play poker in Las Vegas. The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe is showcasing many of poker's biggest stars including Daniel Negreanu, Ivan Demidov, John Juanda and Scott Fischman. New episodes of the tournament will air February 8, February 15 with the final episode airing on March 1.
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