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 in 2014 became the first player to win two European Poker Tour (EPT) titles. Her first win came at the Season 3 London leg in 2006, where Vicky beat 397 of Europe's best players to claim the title and first place prize money of $941,513. Fast-forward to Season 10 in Sanremo, where Vicky put in another incredible performance to win her second title, claiming the trophy and prize money of $660,947. It was an amazing achievement that not only ended a ten-year wait for a two-time winner, but also sealed Vicky’s reputation as one of the most talented players in the game.
Other career highlights include a win at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €5,000 Heads-Up event in 2012 for $77,763. Vicky 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, 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. She is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘Vicky Coren’.
|EPT Sanremo €4,900 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||April 2014||1st||$660,947|
|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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