Victoria Coren-Mitchell Wins In San Remo

Victoria Coren-Mitchell Wins In San Remo

Monday, 21 April 2014

In a turn of events that no doubt had the entire poker community on their feet and shouting hoarsely at their screens, Victoria Coren-Mitchell has won the main event at the San Remo stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT).

Unbelievably, Coren-Mitchell staged an amazing comeback after coming into the final table as the shortest stack and is now the first two-time EPT champion.

By the time Coren-Mitchell reached heads-up play against Italian player Giacomo Fundaro, she had a three-to-one chip lead.

Despite his commendable performance, poor Fundaro must have known that the crowd, bar the Italian market, were not on his side. From start to finish, this was all about Coren-Mitchell.

The final hand played out when Coren-Mitchell raised Qs-Jc on the button. Fundaro clearly couldn't believe his luck when he woke up with Aces but this was to be short-lived. Unfortunately for him, the Jd-7s-Qc flop spelled disaster. Coren-Mitchell bet the flop only to be met with a check-raise from Fundaro. The money then went in on the Ts turn, the river bricked, and it was all over.

After years of speculation, the prolonged hunt for the first two-time EPT champion is finally over, and we're sure everyone in the poker community would agree that it couldn't have been won by a more deserving and well-loved player. Congratulations Vicky!

EPT San Remo Main Event Finals Result:

1. Vicky Coren-Mitchell (UK) -€476,100

2. Giacomo Fundaro (Italy) - €298,700

3. Jordan Westmorland (USA) - €213,850

4. Andrea Benelli (Italy) - €166,700

5. Andreas Goeller (Italy) - €130,750

6. Bruno Stefanelli (Italy) - €102,700

7. Andrija Martic (Croatia) - €76,650

8. Emmanuel Pariset (France) - €53,100

Tags: Vicky Coren-Mitchell, European Poker Tour, EPT, San Remo, Giacomo Fundaro, Jordan Westmorland