First two-time winner of European Poker Tournament.
Victoria Coren Mitchell, TV presenter, became the European Poker Tour first ever two-time winner – earning her a whopping £1.43million.
Victria, 41, and is married David Mitchell, comedian, earned the first place title last Sunday at the poker tournament being held in Sanremo, Italy.
She reached her way from the 8th place and winning £391,932 – along with a beautiful watch worth £4,000.
Victoria Coren Mitchell.
She has become one of the world’s best female poker players and might even be enlisted in the top 10.
Living with her husband in London, Victoria tweeted this after a few hours of winning 'I WON! I bloody WON!'
She then added: "Sorry for that language on Easter Sunday. But I WON!!!!!! That is at least partly thanks to the amazing support, God bless everyone."
She even mentioned that she was drinking alcohol while she was competing with 555 other players.
She added, "I wish my own hangover was down to drinking after the tournament. Rather than during. #backtofront."
Her second win gave her a sense of fulfilment and is now encouraging everyone to play poker. Who knows? Some people might even be a three-time winner. But then again, winning one is rare enough. Still, even just winning a watch would be more than enough if that were me.
"The big thing for me is trying to fly the flag for people who are playing poker primarily for fun and have another job. I want those people to feel they have a chance at winning," she said in an interview.
"It's an incredibly inclusive game, for men and women, for old or young. 'I want women to feel encouraged and not be put off but the bigger thing is everyone should feel very welcome."
She says the game was strange in ways that her competitors were both enemies and friends. She celebrated her triumph with her husband in the hotel room and ordered room service.
The European poker tour in now is considered now a major event along with World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour.