There have been videos and other public claims about Annette Obrestad having already played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson. Is that even possible?
Yes, it's very much possible. Doyle Brunson played about 1.8 million hands of poker prior to winning his first WSOP bracelet. This article explains how a online player can easily reach this same mark. Annette Obrestad most likely did the same thing. For a dedicated online player, 1.8 million is a very reasonable milestone: http://buriedinfo.com/annette-obrestad-doyle-brunson/