Vicky Coren Wins EPT Monte Carlo Heads-Up

Vicky Coren Wins EPT Monte Carlo Heads-Up Team Pokerstars Pro Victoria Coren has won the €5k EPT Monte Carlo Heads-Up Event, beating such players as Juha Helppi, Annette Obrestad and Melanie Weisner on the way to claiming the title, and the €58,900 ($77,763) first place prize.
Following her win in Monaco, the UK writer, presenter and poker pro commented: “I’m really happy and excited to have won this event. Just like when I won the big EPT tournament in London a few years ago, I’m not even thinking about the money yet – I’m just really pleased to come first in a tournament full of such brilliant professional players.”
In total, 27 players turned out for the tournament to create a prize pool worth €130,950. After defeating Dori Yacoub in the semi-finals, Vicky Coren then found herself up against Texas talent Melanie “Callisto 5” Weisner in the best of five game final. Despite going 2-1 behind, Vicky managed to overcome a short-stack in the fourth leg to even the score at 2-2, before eventually taking the last leg for the title.
The game was played in a most amiable atmosphere with both women drinking wine and chatting, whilst also attending to the serious business of poker in front of them. Heaping praise on her vanquished opponent after the match was completed, Vicky Coren said:
“It was lovely playing with Melanie who played brilliantly and was fun and funny to talk to. Well done both of us.”
With her win in Monte Carlo, the 38 year-old Vicky Coren further consolidates her position at number 12 on the ‘Women’s All Time Money List’ with $1,554,431 in live tournament winnings. She also draws closer to a top 10 spot, currently occupied by Mimi Tran on $1,647,584.

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