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'Expected. Deserved. Universally Revered': Victoria Coren Mitchell Is the Big Winner in British Poker Awards

The Poker God was a She last night at the #BritishPokerAwards. @Victoria Coren Mitchell won in three of the top categories: Best Social Media User, Performance of the Year, Poker Personality of the Year. Best Blogger nominee @Tony Kendall spoke for many in the poker world in this tweet:

Vicky Coren has called herself a 'strange mix between an old lady and a teenage boy'. We'll call that mix adorable, as confirmed by her 278,303 (mostly) adoring followers on Twitter. That staggering number itself begs the Best Social Media User award. And deservedly got it.

In 2006, she became the first woman to win an EPT event and eight years later topped that by becoming the first player - man or woman - in history with two EPT champion titles. With her win in EPT Sanremo, Vicky Coren Mitchell was also the natural choice for the Performance of the Year award. And deservedly got it.

But her poker year of 2014 had one more defining moment in store. Hours after the decision to offer casino games on PokerStars, Vicky Coren made a 'scary and sad decision' herself. She terminated what must be the most coveted sponsorship deal for a professional poker player - the ambassadorship for the single most powerful actor on the global poker scene -  Amaya's PokerStars.

Once again, we couldn't agree more with Tony Kendall, who wrote in his January blog:

Meanwhile, Queen Victoria (Coren-Mitchell) exited PokerStars, but did you see her abdication statement? Typically Vicky, no brickbats were thrown and no digs were made. She was kind, polite and deferential. If she doesn’t win Poker Personality of the Year at the British Poker Awards, I’ll eat my poker hat.

You can keep your hat on, Mr Kendall! She got it :)

GOODBYE TEAM PRO, Victoria Coren Mitchell, November 2014

Victoria Coren in the Run for a Second EPT Title at Sanremo - Ranking HeroShe is classy, witty, smart, and we love her - @Victoria Coren  was the first woman to win a  @European Poker Tour event in Season 3, 2006 and as we write, she is one of only three players left at #EPTSanremo with a chance for a second EPT title, along with @Dimitar Danchev and @Michael Tureniec .www.rankinghero.com

Champion of Poker Victoria Coren Mitchell Wins Favorite EPT Moment - Ranking Hero@Victoria Coren Mitchell is a true champion of poker - both as a winning player and as an ambassador for the game. She is one of the best-liked and respected members of the community with her excellent performance and intelligent, charming, and courteous presence at the poker table; with the fantastic mainstream coverage she is securing for the game as a popular journalist and TV presenter; last but not least, with her inspiring role-modeling for sponsored players and for  #womenINpoker.www.rankinghero.com

British Poker Awards Winner and 2014 Nominee Victoria Coren Mitchell on the Phil Ivey Case - Ranking HeroIf her historic double EPT title win is not enough reason for you, the sense and sensibility of @Victoria Coren Mitchell's writing will get you to head over to The British Poker Awards site and vote for her in all three categories in which the @Bluff Europe expert panel shortlisted her this year :)www.rankinghero.com

Full winners list: 

UK Poker Honors the Best of the Best: Here Are the British Poker Award Winners - Ranking Hero@Victoria Coren Mitchell www.rankinghero.com

Victoria Coren you are my Hero!!! Love you!!!