Coren Mitchell makes poker history

This Is Lancashire: File picture of Victoria Coren Mitchell with her husband David Mitchell. File picture of Victoria Coren Mitchell with her husband David Mitchell.

Television presenter and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop nearly £400,000 and make poker history.

Coren Mitchell became the first ever two-time winner of the European Poker Tour (EPT) by winning the latest season of the tournament in Sanremo, Italy.

She beat off 556 competitors to win a cash prize of £391,000 (476,100 euros) and a watch worth more than £4,000.

The BBC4 Only Connect presenter knocked out fellow competitor Jordan Westmorland and was left at the table with Italian Giacomo Fundaro. Coren Mitchell produced a hand to make poker history at the 98th EPT main event.

Following her win, the 41-year-old tweeted to her 230,000 followers: "I WON! I bloody WON!!!!!! Sorry for that language on Easter Sunday. But I WON!!!!!! That is at least partly thanks to the amazing support, God bless everyone xxxxxxx."

Earlier, she had written on the social media site: " Heads up!! I knocked out lovely Jordan Westmorland, now it's just me and Giacomo Fundaro for the title HOW IS THIS HAPPENING??."

Coren Mitchell became the first woman to win an EPT event in London in 2006 for £500,000 prize money.

She is the daughter of the late broadcaster Alan Coren and is married to comedian David Mitchell.

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