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Vicky Coren

Vicky Coren

London-based Vicky Coren is a well-known 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.

Vicky 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 Vicky 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 to date came in 2006, at the London leg of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) 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 Vicky Casino in London, frequently cashing in their scheduled tournaments and lively cash games. In 2012, Vicky added a second EPT honour to her name, this time in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €5,000 Heads-Up event for $77,763.

Away from the casino floor, Vicky 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 quiz shows, 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, Vicky 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, Vicky 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’.

Career Highlights

Event Date Position Prize
UKIPT London £2,000 High Roller March 2013 9th $11,512
EPT London £10,000 High Roller March 2013 6th $101,019
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final April 2012 1st $77,763
The Table No Limit Hold’em Invitational November 2011 2nd $100,000
PCA $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event January 2009 30th $40,000
EPT London £3,500 No Limit Hold’em September 2006 1st $941,513
European Poker Championships June 2004 2nd $49,273
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