London-based Victoria Coren is a writer and TV presenter. Her professional career kicked off early when she won a competition to write a weekly newspaper column at the age of 15. Her older brother taught her to play poker a few years later, and she's been dividing her time between both ever since.
Victoria first caught the attention of the poker world when she appeared on the legendary Late Night Poker TV show in the UK. As the first program to reveal player's hole cards, it gained cult status, resulting in Victoria and a select group of others becoming household names. Since then, she's found success in major tournaments around the world and is one of the highest earning female players of all time. Her biggest success so far came in 2006, at the London leg of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Season 3. After three days of tough action, she beat 397 of Europe's best players to claim the title and first place prize money of $941,513. She is also a regular face at the famous Victoria Casino in London, frequently cashing in their scheduled tournaments and lively cash games.
Away from the casino floor, Victoria still works as a journalist and has published various books across a range of subjects. She is the poker columnist for The Guardian newspaper in the UK, hosts a BBC Radio 4 series and her TV work includes presenting BBC documentaries and acting as a commentator on various poker shows. She also enjoys reading, cooking and playing cribbage, bridge and Scrabble.
Held in high regard by fans and her fellow pros, Victoria is undoubtedly one of the most important names in the British poker scene. After mastering her trade in one of the toughest casinos in the UK, Victoria was proud to be on home turf when she became the first woman to win an EPT title. She is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘Vicky Coren’.
|European Poker Championships||June 2004||2nd||$49,273|
|EPT London £3,500 No Limit Hold’em||September 2006||1st||$941,513|
|EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure||January 2009||30th||$40,000|
|The Table No Limit Hold’em Invitational||November 2011||2nd||$100,000|
|Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €5,000 Heads-Up||April 2012||1st||$77,763|
|UKIPT London £2,000 High Roller||March 2013||9th||$11,512|
|EPT London £10,000 High Roller||March 2013||6th||$101,019|
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