Victoria Coren Mitchell cleaned up at the British Poker Awards this week, taking home awards in three categories: Performance of the Year, Poker Personality of the Year, and Social Media User of the Year.
Victoria Coren Mitchell became the first person to win an EPT event twice when she triumphed at the EPT San Remo on Easter Day, 2014, a feat that earned her the Performance of the Year award.
The San Remo win marked seven years and seven months since she won the EPT London, during the tour’s third season, back in 2006. That day she became the first female EPT winner.
Meanwhile, as a prominent broadcaster, author and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell has been a tireless supporter of poker in the British mainstream media for years.
She received particular praiseÂ from the poker community when she resigned as a PokerStars sponsored pro because of the company’s decision to roll out casino games.
“Vicky has been one of the trendsetters in poker for years, and her success in 2014 was fantastic to see,” saidÂ British Poker Awards presenter Michael Caselli.
Also honored at the ceremony at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square were Hollywood Poker Open winnerÂ Simon Deadman, who picked up the new Breakout Player of the Year award,Â and Chris Moorman, who was named Online Player of the Year for the fifth year running (well, who else?). Moorman also received a special peer-voted Players’ Player of the Year Award.
Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu picked up Best International Player, while “Hand of the Year” went to the YouTube-famous Scott Seiver v Tobias Reinkemeier hand.
Last year, Sam Trickett failed to make it to the Hippodrome in time to pick up the first of two awards, but arrived midway through the ceremony in time to collect his second. He had an excuse for being late this year, however; Trickett managed to write off his $426,500 Ferrari F458 over the weekend.
Trickett is fine, physically, following the crash, but emotionally distraught at the state of his pride and joy. “Noooooooooo!!” he tweeted, to accompanying picture of his now crocked supercar.
Despite being a multiple BPA winner, Trickett failed to pick up an award this year. We’re not sure which hurts the most.
Meanwhile, here’s that list of winners in full:
Breakout Player of the Year: Simon Deadman
Best Social Media User: Victoria Coren Mitchell
Best Tournament Director – Toby Stone
Best UK Tournament: WPT500 Nottingham
Best International Player: Daniel Negreanu
Best Training Site: RunItOnce
Personality of the Year: Victoria Coren Mitchell
Best blogger: Jake Cody
Best Live Tournament Player: Simon Deadman
Best Online Player: Chris Moorman
Players’ Player of the Year: Chris Moorman
Best Live Cardroom: Dusk Till Dawn
Best Poker League: Redtooth Poker
Hand of the Year: Scott Seiver v Tobias Reinkemeier
Best Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker: Rob Yong
Performance of the Year: Victoria Coren Mitchell (EPT San Remo)