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Television presenter in historic poker win

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 other competitors to win a cash prize of £391,000 (€476,100) and a watch worth more than £4000.

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.

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

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