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Victoria Coren Mitchell Makes Poker History with Double EPT Win

Victoria Coren Mitchell Makes Poker History with Double EPT Win

The British journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell has made poker history by becoming the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour. She managed to defeat a field of 556 players to win a cash prize of £391,932 and a watch worth over £4,000 in Sanremo, Italy.

Coren Mitchell became the tournament’s first female winner when she won in 2006. Her second victory brings her lifetime winnings to £1.5 million. This puts her in the all-time top 10 female poker earners.

After defeating Italian player Giacomo Fundaro she Tweeted “I WON! I bloody WON!!!!!!”

As she accepted the trophy she said, “Sorry for that language on Easter Sunday. But I WON!!!!!! That is at least partly thanks to the amazing support, God bless everyone. People in poker know it’s about showing a profit. The minute I won 8,000 euros (£6,576) it was a good trip. But tens of thousands of people (on Twitter) got behind me. I thought I’d be happy with sixth, but also thought they’d be disappointed.”

Coren Mitchell is a member of Team PokerStars Pro, additionally she writes columns for the Guardian and Observer newspapers and is a regular on panel shows such as “Have I Got News For You” and “Question Time”.

OCA News Editor