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Annette_15 continues winning ways with UB score
She's not one to rest on her laurels. Annette Obrestad, known universally online as Annette_15, just crushed the $100,000 Guaranteed on UltimateBet, capping a dizzying 15-month brick-and-mortar and online run of poker that exceeds the accomplishments of any other woman, and most men.
Obrestad, who's only 20 years old, won the event Sunday, Dec. 7, and collected more than $31,000. There were 227 participants in this $500+$30 event, meaning the prize pool climbed to $113,500.
In order for Obrestad to take this down, she had to make it through a sick final table that included scary online player Tim "tmay420" West; FeedMeMunE, who won the $200,000 guaranteed on UB back in January; Russell "rdcrsn" Carson, who took third in the Full Tilt Poker $1 Million Guaranteed earlier this year; Mike "spin31" Spinasanta, who took fourth in the FT $750,000 Guaranteed a month ago; and Benny "psykobenny" Spindler, who took down the $80k rebuy on Full Tilt Poker last month.
A tough final table indeed, but Obrestad emerged triumphant, adding another major online cash to her poker resume.
Obrestad has been busy in the live poker world as well since her World Series of Poker Europe Main Event win in 2007. She followed that up with a second-place finish a month later at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Dublin.
She's had four minor cashes since those back-to-back wins away from the online tables.
In the digital world, Obrestad has been destroying the No-Limit Rebuy events on PokerStars, with 13 final tables this year alone. She won the $500,000 Guarantee on Full Tilt last year just before her WSOP Europe win, and followed that up with a win in the Sunday Mulligan this July.
The UltimateBet win tops off another good year of online poker for Annette_15.
The Sunday afternoon $100,000 Guaranteed is part of UltimateBet's $500,000 Guaranteed Weekends tournament series, which was launched simultaneously with CEREUS, the new combined UltimateBet /Absolute Poker network.
Speaking of CEREUS, the guaranteed weekend isn't the only thing new. Even though it's only been a few weeks since UltimateBet and Absolute Poker formed the network, they're already launching new features.
Those features include an increase in the game speed, a raise in the max buddy limit from 500 to 2,000, a new five-minute sit-out rule for heads-up matches, the ability to disable the "Enter to Bet" function as well as blackjack on a table, and automatic recall of the last successful login name.
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