2007 WSOPE coming to a TV near you


Europeans looking to see how it all went down at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe will finally get a chance this April as the series will be televised for eight consecutive nights on Sky Sports.

The 2007 WSOPE, which took place Sept. 5-17 at The Empire at the Casino, the Fifty and the Sportsman, saw three Europeans emerge victorious in the three separate events.

Thomas "The Buzzer" Bihl beat Tony G in three-handed play and then beat Istven Novak in heads-up to win Event 2, Pot-Limit Omaha.

The biggest news story of the series came out of the £10,000 Main Event, however, where Norwegian Annette Obrestad, who at the time was only 18, outlasted 362 players to face Englander John Tabatabai in heads-up play. Needless to say, Obrestad triumphed and wrote her way into several poker history books by becoming the youngest player to win a WSOP event and the only female to win a WSOP Main Event.

Since then Obrestad has been a monster on the poker circuit and very nearly won her second major poker tournament just a couple months later at EPT Dublin.

Now poker fans will get a chance to see just how Annette_15 pulled it off. There will be a total of eight episodes, with each episode broadcast twice a day between April 21-28 on Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports Xtra.

The 2008 WSOPE, which will once again be presented by Betfair, will take place at three casinos across London from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1 with the final table being held at the The Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square.

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