Annette Obrestad Wins $215,922 At Wynn Classic 2011

Annette Obrestad has just taken down her third biggest score to date, after placing 2nd at the $5k Wynn Classic Main Event for a $215,922 pay-day.
The Norwegian pro has continued to perform consistently well since cashing in at her first live tournament in 2006, and with her latest finish in Las Vegas has now amassed a staggering $3,487,549 in live tournament winnings.
Consequently, Obrestad now moves into 4th spot on the ‘Women’s All Time Money List,’ behind Kathy Liebert ($5,802,211), Annie Duke ($4,270,549), and Vanessa Selbst ($3,665,864).
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the 22 year-old has also earned an additional $2,333,561 from online tournaments under the screen name Annette_15, mostly at PokerStars ($1,314,715) and Full Tilt ($759,389).
In her latest success at the 2011 Wynn Classic Championship, Annette Obrestad managed to reach the heads-up phase of the 212 player competition, where she squared off against US pro Tim West for the title.
After a marathon heads-up battle, the definitive hand of the tournament was eventually played after Obrestad was dealt Qh-10s to her opponent’s Ks-9s. West then called Obrestad’s raise and after the flop fell Qs-6s-3d both players chips were pushed to the centre of the table, with a Kc on the turn finally sealing Annette’s fate.
Despite finishing the runner-up, Annette Obrestad was still clearly delighted with her $215,922 prize and later tweeted:
“Just got 2nd in the Wynn ME, Played hu for 6 hours with @Thetmay, he played great. Was anyones game and he came out on top this time. GG man.”
Tim West concurred with Annette’s assessment and tweeted later himself:
“Annette_15 played an unreal good hu match. We played for around 6 hrs hu and she deserved to win as much as I did. Gg Annette.”

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