Coren Mitchell Becomes First Player To Win Two EPT Main EventsPublished on April 21st, 2014 2:18 pm EST
Earlier this weekend, "Team Pokerstars Pro" member Victoria Coren Mitchell became the first person to ever win two European Poker Tour main event titles after she took down the EPT Sanremo main event for 476,100 Euros.
Over the ten year history of the European Poker Tour, no player had ever won two main event titles until this past weekend. There is a long list of tremendous players who have won one EPT main event (Patrik Antonius, Jason Mercier, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, just to name a few), but only one player can claim to have won two - Victoria Cohen Mitchell.
The EPT10 Sanremo main event ended up attracting a total field of 556 players. After a number of gruelling days of play, just two players, Cohen Mitchell and Giacomo Fundaro, were still standing. Cohen Mitchell had managed to scratch and claw her way up the ranks at the final table, as she started the final day of play with the shortest chip stack.
The final hand of the event came when Coren Mitchell flopped two pair, Queens and Jacks. Fundaro, holding pocket Aces, elected to make his last stand after the flop and looked on with dismay as Coren Mitchell flipped over her hand. The turn and river didn't help Fundaro and he was sent to the rail in second place, while Coren Mitchell walked away with €476,100 and her second EPT main event title.
With her victory this past weekend, Coren Mitchell now has over $2.4 million in total lifetime tournament earnings, with her largest cash coming in September of 2006 when she took down an EPT event in London for $941,513 USD.
Coren Mitchell's second EPT victory is making big news in her home country of England, with the BBC, Guardian and Mirror all covering her victory.
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