Historical win for Victoria Coren-Mitchell and EPT Grand Final

  • Today it’s all about the news from the live felt. Historical EPT San Remo has just finished while the action at 99th EPT – Season 10 Grand Final in Monaco is just getting started.

  • Today it’s all about the news from the live felt. Historical EPT San Remo has just finished while the action at 99th EPT – Season 10 Grand Final in Monaco is just getting started.

    Weekly Round-up

    • Russia is closed for business

    It’s not really closed but it's getting close. Russia keeps adding poker sites to the blacklist of websites that are blocked all around the country. Currently the include iPoker rooms, partypoker and many others. The most recent additon Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars. Some poker rooms like Unibet Poker cease accepting new players by themselves.

    However, players are still able to play because while their websites are blocked, poker software can still access servers.

    • Pokerstars finally in U.S.?

    It seems that the hard part is over for Pokerstars. After being rejected in New Jersey, Pokerstars settled a deal with Morongo Indian tribe to represent three biggest California’s casinos – Commerce, Hawaiian Gardens and Bike.

    However, it sounds like it was quite a debate there.

    Vicky Coren-Mitchell is the first two time EPT Champion

    Needless to say, EPT San Remo is a special event in EPT calendar. Liv Boeree finished on top of the largest player pool to-date to earn a name and Pokerstars sponsorship for herself. The young Jason Mercier, an unknown before won the event and made a name for himself, as well.

    And now, 98 EPT stops in we finally have a first two-time champion. And who would have guessed that it’s going to be a female player, Victoria Coren-Mitchell? This was indeed a well-deserved victory. She played great, ran a few well-timed bluffs, and got lucky on some other spots. It all went very well for her.

    Congratulations, Vicky!

    If you missed the action, you can watch the highlights below or go to Pokerstars Live and watch the whole stream.

    Everyone in poker community seems to be very happy for Victoria. But not just for her €476,000 win. As Victoria is well-known in UK not only as a poker player but a writer, journalist, film director, her win should attract a lot of new players, help the overall image of poker.

    It was also felt during the live stream when lots of viewers were tweeting that they are watching for the first time and were asking what is a dealer button, blinds, etc.

    How much of an effect do you think it will have on poker in UK and in general? Tweet us or leave a comment of Facebook or Google+.

    EPT Monaco

    Even though EPT San Remo ended just days ago, the live action is back. EPT Season 10 Grand Final in Monaco kicks off officially today with €250,000 Super High Roller. We are talking Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Antonio Esfandiari and tens of other big-name pros.

    Follow the action NOW.