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Coren-Mitchell Makes History Becoming First Ever Two Time EPT Champion

Written By: Maya Michaels | April 22, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

English poker player Vicky Coren-Mitchell, formerly known as Vicky Coren, made history at the weekend as she became the first two time champion on the European Poker Tour when she won the PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event.

Coren-Mitchell entered the final table as the short stack, but some 10 hours later she rose to the top of the pile to become champion and make a little bit of history. Play was steady throughout the day with players being eliminated at regular intervals and it was left to Coren-Mitchell and Italian Giacomo Fundaro to battle it out for the title.

Coren-Mitchell had played well all day and got that little bit of luck she needed in the tournaments final hand as she raised with QJ, a hand that her opponent just flat called with A A. The flop came J 7 Q to give Coren-Mitchell the advantage with two pair and surprisingly Fundaro checked. Coren-Mitchell was quick to bet and Fundaro raised and Coren-Mitchell called. The turn card was a 10 which gave Fundaro a host of outs, but again he checked. Coren-Mitchell bet again and Fundaro raised all-in over his opponents bet. The river card was a 4 which was no help to Fundaro which left Coren-Mitchell as the champion and the first ever two time champion on the tour.

As the winner of the event Coren-Mitchell walked away with a cool first prize of €476,100, plus a watch believed to worth at least €5,000, a prize that was offered by the sponsors of this season EPT Slyde, the Swiss Watch Manufacturer.

Final Table Placings And Payouts
1. Vicky Coren-Mitchell €476,100
2. Giacomo Fundaro €298,700
3. Jordan Westmorland €213,850
4. Andrea Benelli €166,700
5. Andreas Goeller €130,750
6. Bruno Stefanelli €102,700
7. Andrija Martic €76,650
8. Emmanuel Pariset €53,100

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