PokerStars, and the poker world in general, don’t quite know what to do with themselves this weekend as thoughtful, funny, attractive and intelligent poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell, who can actually hold herself in a post-tournament interview, deservedly makes European Poker Tour history.
The PokerStars pro, Brit TV personality, Guardian columnist and all-round good egg Coren won the EPT/IPT San Remo Main Event on Sunday, making her the first person ever to win two EPT events.
Coren was naturally delighted at the win—and 400k payday:
Here is the delightful Coren talking to Poker News post-win:
There’s also an ace interview with our Spanish friends Poker-Red (starts in Spanish, interview in English):
But the news is big enough to break outside the echo-chamber of the poker media. The Guardian were naturally quick on a write-up to pat the back of their regular columnist, The Times also wrote it up, as did The BBC.
PokerStars will be chuffed to bits at the media coup—not just of one of their pros, but at a PokerStars-sponsored event. You can read more about it here on the PokerStars Blog.
But everyone in poker should be collectively high-fiving. Fist-pumping also acceptable.