Feb 26, 2015
Victoria Coren Mitchell dominates British Poker Awards with 3 Honors
By RTR Dennis
Victoria Coren Mitchell may have stepped away from her PokerStars sponsorship deal due to the latter's new casino focus. But that certainly doesn't mean the two-time EPT champion is done with poker. This may be especially true after she recently won three honors at the British Poker Awards.
First off, Coren Mitchell picked up the award for Best Social Media, followed by another accolade for the Poker Personality of the Year. Her most-prestigious award was given out last - Performance of the Year. It's little surprise that Coren Mitchell picked up the Performance of the Year honor since she won the 2014 EPT Sanremo tourney (€476,100) while becoming the first player to earn two EPT titles.
Who else won awards?
Okay, so Coren Mitchell wasn't the only person who won anything at the British Poker Awards. Simon Deadman collected some prestigious hardware for being the Breakout Player of the Year and he also captured the Best Live Tournament Player honor. While Deadman didn't win any major tourneys, he did earn $1.1 million in live tournament cashes along with six runner-up finishes at Las Vegas' Hollywood Poker Open.
Jake Cody also joined in the winning since he picked up the Best Blogger award, while Chris Moorman collected the Best Online Player and Players Player hardware. Moorman passed the $10 million mark in online tournament winnings in 2013, and didn't slow down last year after inching closer to $12 million.
Canada's Daniel Negreanu even got a passportinto the winner's circle because he was named the Best International Player. 2014 was one of the best years of Negreanu's career since he earned $10.28 million in live tourneys, including a second-place finish in the 2014 Big One for One Drop ($8.29m).
Full List of British Poker Awards
Best Social Media - Victoria Coren Mitchell
Performance of the Year - Victoria Coren Mitchell
Poker Personality of the Year - Victoria Coren Mitchell
Breakout Player of the Year - Simon Deadman
Best Live Tournament Player - Simon Deadman
Best International Player - Daniel Negreanu
Best Online Player and Players Player - Chris Moorman
Best Blogger - Jake Cody
Best TD- Toby Stone
Best Tournament - WPT500
Best Training Site - Run It Once
Best Live Cardroom - Dusk Till Dawn
Best Poker League - Red Tooth Poker
Best Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker - Rob Yong