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 becoming the first player to win capture two EPT Main Event titles.
For this last result, she took home a first-place prize of €476,100 and a stunning watch worth more than €5,000 from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the official watch sponsor for EPT Season 10 main and high roller events
Following her win, the 41-year-old tweeted to her 230,000 followers: “I WON! I bloody WON!!!!!! Sorry for that language on Easter Sunday. But I WON!!!!!! That is at least partly thanks to the amazing support, God bless everyone.
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OLE SCHEMION WINS THE EPT SANREMO HIGH ROLLER EVENT
Taking place two flights up from casino theater, where the Main Event plays out, the High Roller event just came to a conclusion, won by German phenom Ole Schemion.
It took just three hours of play for Ole Schemion to top a stacked final table that included Max Greenwood and Griffin Benger to capture the €265,000 first-place prize.
The result is significant for Schemion who not only collects €265,000 for the unchopped first place, as well as a SLYDE watch worth more than €5,000 from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch sponsor for EPT Season 10, he all but locks up the EPT Player of the Year contest.