Annette Obrestad – winner of the first ever WSOPE Main Event in 2007 at the tender age of 18 – has joined an increasing roll-call of international online poker stars at Lock Poker.
Obrestad, who now plays most of her live poker in the States, will keep the alias of “Annette_15” – the name with which she shot to fame on UB, Betfair and Full Tilt Poker, and joins an exclusive Lock Poker Pro team which includes other leading female players Melanie Weisner and Leo Margets.
Annette Hears “Amazing Things about Lock Poker”
In a press release announcing Obrestad´s sponsorship deal, Annette was quoted as saying
I’d heard amazing things about Lock Poker from all my friends and pros who play there, and I was thrilled when I got an offer from them.
Being part of Lock is something I’m really excited about and it will be a great beginning of a new exciting relationship.
Lock is the new generation of online poker where player experience drives the company with an incredible Pro team that I can hardly wait to work with.
Annette is the “Eyes Into the Soul of the Game”
In an equally gushing statement, Jennifer Larson CEO of Lock Poker said
Annette is an exceptional person and player. She takes Lock to the next level. She is fierce in her passion, extraordinary in her talent and dedicated beyond most. Players like Annette are the eyes into the soul of the game. We intend to integrate her into all aspects of the company. Lock has taken the Poker world into a new Era where the player reigns. Partnering with our Pros is the only path to greatness!
But Not Such a Good Start for Annette
As the news broke, Annette was playing at the EPT Monaco in the €5,250 buy-in heads-up side event. Having sailed past Lance Funston in the first round, Annette came up against PokerStars sponsored Vicky Coren in round two and lost in a marathon best-of-three match. Lock Poker colleague Melanie Weisner still remains in the event but will face a tough task against the winner of the Scott Seiver –v- Roger Hairabedian tie if she emerges victorious in her own round three match against Finland´s Jussi Nevanlinna.