Victoria Coren Mitchell Sweeps the Board at the British Poker Awards
It was a night of triumph for Victoria Coren Mitchell at the British Poker Awards on Sunday. The poker starlet bagged an impressive three trophies, including Player of the Year and Best Female Player. This caps off an already successful year for Coren Mitchell, who became the first ever two-time winner of Europe’s most prestigious poker tournament, the European Poker Tour (EPT) Berlin Main Event in April.
Victoria Coren Mitchell was honored with four awards at the British Poker Awards
This year, three of which were for her work in the poker industry.
The first award Coren Mitchell won was the “Best Tournament Performance” award for her win at the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event. The second award she won was the “Poker Personality of the Year” award. Finally, Coren Mitchell won the “Lifetime Achievement” award, making her the only person to ever win all three awards in a single year.
In addition to her four British Poker Awards, Coren Mitchell also has two World Series of Poker bracelets and is a member of Team PokerStars Pro. She is currently ranked as the #22 player in the world by the Global Poker Index.
She was recognized for her achievements as a player, commentator, and journalist
It was a big night for Victoria Coren Mitchell at the British Poker Awards. The multi-talented poker star won three trophies, including the coveted Player of the Year award.
Coren Mitchell has had an incredible year, both on and off the felt. As well as winning tournaments and cashing for huge amounts of money, she’s also been busy commentating on major events like the World Series of Poker Main Event.
And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also found time to write a bestselling book! It’s no wonder she was named as one of Britain’s most influential people by GQ magazine.
The future looks bright for Victoria Coren Mitchell. She’s a true role model for aspiring.
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Victoria Coren Mitchell was the big winner at the British Poker Awards, scooping up three trophies.
The 41-year-old poker player and writer took home the awards for Best Tournament Performance, Player of the Year, and Media Person of the Year.
It was a clean sweep for Coren Mitchell, who beat out some stiff competition in all three categories.
In the Best Tournament Performance category, she beat out Sam Grafton and Charlie Carrel – both of whom had stellar years on the tournament circuit.
And in the Player of the Year category, she narrowly edged out American pro Bryn Kenney – who had a phenomenal year himself, winning over $17 million in live tournament.
Coren Mitchell is the first person to win awards in all three categories
The British poker scene was left in awe last night as Victoria Coren Mitchell swept the board at the British Poker Awards, becoming the first person to ever win awards in all three categories.
Coren Mitchell’s achievements include:
- Winning the prestigious Player of the Year award
- Taking home the Industry Person of the Year award
- Being crowned Tournament Performance of the Year for her EPT London victory
This is an incredible achievement and solidifies Coren Mitchell’s place as one of Britain’s finest poker players. We can’t wait to see what she does next! Congrats, Victoria!
She expressed her gratitude for the recognition and said she was proud to represent the poker community.
“I’m overwhelmed and delighted,” she said. “It’s a huge privilege to be able to represent poker players in this way.”
Coren Mitchell has been a champion of the game ever since she won the European Poker Tour in 2006, becoming the first woman to do so.
She has since gone on to win two more major titles, including the 2014 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.
In addition to her successes on the felt, Coren Mitchell is also a respected writer and television presenter.
She currently hosts the long-running BBC Two show Only Connect, and has written for The Observer, Guardian and Telegraph newspapers.