The famous British television presenter, journalist and Team Pokerstars Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell won the EPT San Remo main event last night, beating 556 players and winning €476,100 as well as a watch worth around €6,000. But Mitchell also wrote history with the win, as she became the first person to win the EPT two times.
Victoria Coren Mitchell's winning hand, EPT San Remo Trophy and Slyde Watch.
It took her 3,500 days to become the first person to win two EPT events, but it was all worth it for the proud winner, who went into the final table short stacked, but managed to turn things around. The winning hand for the two time winner were , which beat Giacomo Fundaro heads up, after Mitchell had been shortstacked, doubled and then continued to dominate Fundaro.
Victoria Coren Mitchell kissing her newly won EPT trophy, celebrating being the first ever to win two EPT main events.
"People in poker know it's about showing a profit," Mitchell said when asked about importance of winning a big prize by Pokerstarsblog. "The minute I won €8,000 it was a good trip. But tens of thousands of people (on Twitter) got behind me. I thought I'd be happy with sixth, but also thought they'd be disappointed."
Congratulations to Victoria Coren Mitchell, we hope to see more of you in the upcoming EPT's.
Below you can find some of the tweets that Mitchell posted while playing:
Down to three!!! 556 players down to 3. Prize money over €200,000 now. And I'm still here. #EPTsanremo— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 20, 2014
Heads up!! I knocked out lovely Jordan Westmorland, now it's just me and Giacomo Fundaro for the title HOW IS THIS HAPPENING??— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 20, 2014
I WON! I bloody WON!!!!!!— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 20, 2014
Sorry for that language on Easter Sunday. But I WON!!!!!! That is at least partly thanks to the amazing support, God bless everyone xxxxxxx— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 20, 2014
Okay, I'm going to try and go to sleep. (No idea how.) I can't thank you enough for such kindness and support. Happy Easter to all xxx— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 21, 2014
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