The EPT in Dublin has been won by a USA Poker Player, Reuben Peters.

6th November, 2007

Reuben Peters, PokerStars qualifier from USA won more than 500,000 beating the 19 year old from Norway, Annette Obrestad who recently won a million pounds at the World Series of Poker Europe only 2 months ago.

Looking stunned after his victory, Peters said, "I've had horrible cards for a day and a half. I was the short stack at the final table and at one point I was down to five big blinds." "I've played against Annette a lot online so I know the way she plays but I've never met her face-to-face. She is an excellent player, and I never expected to win," he added.

The 45-year-old stock trader, who operates under the name seaanchor online, he has one several seats to large tournaments such as the WSOP.

Annette dominated the final table and had a 5 to 1 chip lead on Peters by the time they had got to heads up. She was clearly annoyed to walk away with second prize of 297,800 when she had such a big chip lead slip away from her. "I'm not happy. I thought I played pretty well but I made a couple of mistakes heads up."

Annette Obrestad is known online as Annette_15 who became the youngest ever WSOP bracelet winner in September. She has made a big name for herself in the poker world in a short space of time.

"Annette has been the talk of the town in Dublin, and she personally bust out six of the top ten players, including local favourite Andy Black. Everybody expected her to take Peters apart in the final heads up, but the American proved a tough nut to crack. Given the high quality of the field in Dublin, he deserves the title," said Conrad Brunner, PokerStars Head of Communications, EMEA. There were a total of 221 players from over 26 countries competing in Dublin which created a prize pool of 1,701,700. The next EPT is to be held in Prague from December 5th 10th.

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