Victoria Coren Mitchell by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars
Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote a new chapter in the poker history books by winning her second European Poker Tour title for €476,100 in San Remo this weekend.
It's the first time anyone has won multiple EPT Main Event titles. Coren Mitchell snagged her first PokerStars EPT title way in 2006 at the London stop, before marrying actor David Mitchell.
“I’m a natural pessimist. I never expect to win,” said Coren Mitchell after EPT San Remo.
“My policy has always been to be happy with a profit and – most importantly - to enjoy myself. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m incredibly grateful that so many people have got behind this.”
Coren Mitchell was the first female poker player to win an EPT title in 2006 and now she’s the only player, man or woman, to own two of them.
First Two-Time EPT Winner Took 10 Years
It’s taken a decade for the EPT to crown its first multiple title winner although there have been plenty of close calls.
Most recently Canadian pro Mike “Timex” McDonald nearly clinched his second title at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas but eventually finished runner-up.
Coren Mitchell entered the final table as the short stack but kept chipping away at her opponents and eventually seized control after busting former chip leader Jordan Westmorland in third place.
She mopped the floor with Italian pro Giacomo Fundaro and beat him heads-up in less than 15 minutes.
Coren Mitchell’s husband David Mitchell rushed the stage and embraced Victoria after she won.
Interestingly Coren Mitchell wasn’t the only notable poker pro to win a title this weekend. German MTT crusher Ole Schemion won the €10,300 high-roller event for €265,000 and all but locked up EPT 10 Player of the Year in the process.
Here are the complete final-table results for the 2014 EPT San Remo final table:
- 1. Victoria Coren Mitchell, UK, €476,100
- 2. Giacomo Fundaro, Italy, €298,700
- 3. Jordan Westmorland, USA, €213,850
- 4. Andrea Benelli, Italy, €166,700
- 5. Andreas Goeller, Italy, €130,750
- 6. Bruno Stefanelli, Italy, €102,700
- 7. Andrija Martic, Croatia, €76,650
- 8. Emmanuel Pariset, France, €53,100