The European Poker Tour Sanremo Season 10 has a winner, and it’s a mainstream celebrity. It’s a lady. It’s a Team PokerStars Pro. And she started out as the absolute short stack. Television presenter and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop nearly £400,000 and make poker history on Sunday night.
Eight players returned today to play for the EPT San Remo title, but they all knew that only one could walk away winner, while the rest would have to settle for the rest. Of these eight, only one had a previous title to her name – Victoria Coren – Mitchell, who was going for her second EPT victory after 2006 trophy from London.
Coren Mitchell (who formerly went by Coren but changed her name after marrying famous British comedian David Mitchell) came into the final table as the short stack, being the only player with less than a million in chips heading into the final eight. Coren is part of PokerStars Team Pro, but is not a full time poker professional. She also is a writer and a TV presenter, with columns for The Observer and The Guardian newspapers and hosts the television quiz show Only Connect.
Vicky Coren-Mitchell started out as the final table’s short stack, but when the dust settled she was the last one standing. After winning the 16th-ever EPT back in London during Season 3, Coren Mitchell has now won the 98th EPT to write poker history by …