Vicky Coren

The scenic route to Monaco

I didn't have much sleep before going to the EPT Final, because my nephew was born at 5am on day 1a. Obviously I had to stay in London to rail that in. Luckily, I was playing day 1b. So, after an hour's sleep and a dawn hospital visit to meet the world's cutest infant, I went to the railway stat...more

by Victoria Coren on May 17, 2013 7:26 AM

VIP Club Mega Month keeps me in my seat during August

I think some people scale down their poker playing in August. The big tournament circuit goes quiet: it's the gap between the end of the World Series and the start of the EPT. The card room at the casino is quieter, which makes me wonder whether the regulars are off on holiday with wives and child...more

by Victoria Coren on August 16, 2011 5:56 AM

Early stage tournament strategy, by Vicky Coren

The forthcoming Manchester UKIPT event will be the first tournament I play on this exciting new British and Irish tour, and I'll be very interested to look at the style of play. The buy-in (£500) is sized to make it possible for recreational players to try a significant tournament - plus of course t...more

by Brad Willis on February 10, 2010 6:27 AM

I followed my own bankroll management advice, by Vicky Coren

by Vicky Coren The new UKIPT (UK and Irish poker tour) was announced the same week I made a very grown-up decision. I wanted to go and play the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam, but I decided not to because the buy-in was too big. I'm moving house soon, I've had builders in the new place for ...more

by Simon Young on December 3, 2009 5:57 AM

2009 WCOOP: Vicky shouldn't complain

Among the best writers--if not the best--on Team PokerStars Pro is Ms. Vicky Coren. We're very happy when we get a submission from the lady who wrote the book on poker (or, a book at least, titled For Richer, For Poorer), not to mention who wrote the book on pornography (you'll have to Google that o...more

by Brad Willis on September 16, 2009 9:17 AM

Poker strategy: Vicky Coren's guide to changing gears

Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren enjoyed a great run at this month's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event, finishing 30th for $40,000. With life tournament winnings of more than $1.2 million, including $941,513 for the EPT London title in 2006, she's an ideal person to write about the importanc...more

by Simon Young on January 16, 2009 5:21 AM

2008 WCOOP: Coren settles nerves after Event #19

by Victoria Coren The WCOOP $25,000 Heads-Up Championship turned out to be the most nerve-wracking tournament I've ever played. It wasn't the size of the buy-in (I've played for this crazy price twice before, once making a profit of $17,000 and once for nada) but the structure. There was something ...more

by Brad Willis on September 15, 2008 11:29 AM

2008 World Series: Victoria Coren aching for Vegas

From time to time during the World Series, we're giving members of Team PokerStars Pro a chance to have their say here on the PokerStars Blog. We caught up with Victoria Coren, who is getting ready to make the trek to the World Series...and it can't come soon enough by Victoria Coren When I'm pla...more

by Brad Willis on June 16, 2008 12:32 PM