Victoria has been playing poker since she was a teenager and now plays professionally as a member of PokerStars Team Pro, with official lifetime tournament winnings of $1m+ (see “tournament results”, above). She became the 2006 European Poker Champion after winning the London EPT, and was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour. She has also won a series of Celebrity Poker Club on Challenge TV, making her possibly the only person to win both a professional and a celebrity poker competition - and definitely the only person who has had to beat Phil Ivey to win one tournament and Roger de Courcey to win the other.
Victoria plays regularly on PokerStars under the name “Vicky Coren”. You can find her there using the “Find a Team PokerStars Player” button in the lobby.
She plays regular cash games at the Victoria Casino in London and tournaments on the international poker circuit, especially the European Poker Tour and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour.
She has also played on Late Night Poker and Premier League Poker for Channel 4, and various other televised poker games on Sky Sports, as well as presenting or commentating on various poker series and writing a weekly poker column for The Guardian newspaper.
For the full story, you might enjoy Victoria’s new memoir For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair With Poker, which can be found on the ‘books’ page.
Vicky Coren at the London EPT 2006: