Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Some More Awards

Thursday, 11 July 2013

  Meh, so, out of the World Series main event. Not much I could do. I grafted for a couple of days with no big hands and never a huge chip stack (though always, apart from one loss in the first level of day one, going upwards) then got it all in with a set of tens when my opponent had three kings. How Christmassy for him.

  It’s been a good couple of weeks here though; some good poker, lots of fun with nice fellow players, and worth the trip entirely just to see Barny Boatman win a bracelet. That’s not a night I’ll forget.

Here are some more award-winning visual moments from my trip.

  Most fun-looking breakfast viewed through a window:


  Happiest glimpse of a celebrity on the slots:


  (Yes! It’s Michael Greco at the Dolly Parton!)

  Least subtle subliminal messaging in a shop name:


  (although it begs the question: does one have to buy the left shoes somewhere else?)

Classiest photograph for sale at the Rio, in the corridor alongside the poker books and the sunglasses and the WSOP t-shirts (did anyone buy this? Did a hundred people buy it? And why didn’t I remember, when I saw it, that I need to go home with a birthday present for my mother ?)

  Scariest mountain fire on the horizon:


  And finally, of course, the all-important dealer who most resembled Michael Jackson:


  All things considered, not a bad year.

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ginger at 7:55 am on July 12th, 2013


Tony at 9:09 am on July 12th, 2013

Bringing back great memories of my trips to the wacky world of Vegas!!

Andy at 12:30 pm on July 13th, 2013

Can’t imagine you were in The Quad very long!.Not sure who some of those looky-likies are meant to be

Francis Chu at 8:16 pm on July 14th, 2013

Vicky, were you on the rail when Barny won his bracelet?

Victoria Coren at 4:58 pm on July 15th, 2013

Yes absolutely, I watched the whole final table for Barny’s bracelet and it was a very happy night.

Charlie Skelton at 11:28 am on July 19th, 2013

That photo of the girl with the tattoos. I simply can’t get past the thought: shoes on a bed? really? - come on - slip them off, then you can get on with shooting the mattress.

Don Macgregor at 9:35 am on August 4th, 2013

I like your articles and appearances on HIGNFY. You have come a long way since you were at St Andrews!

Vicky thomson at 10:18 pm on August 14th, 2013

This has no relevance to your Vegas trip as marvellous as looked,but missed the final of OC and its not on the iplayer ......not good what are the powers that be thinking ?

Victoria Coren

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