The Global Poker Index Newsmakers: Vicky Coren Wins Second EPT Title The Global Poker Index Newsmakers: Vicky Coren Wins Second EPT Title
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Key Takeaways
  • A summary of the recent accomplishments of players ranked on the Global Poker Index.

Queen Victoria

Team PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell (GPI#2124) became the very first player to win twice on the European Poker Tour on Sunday.

Coren Mitchell beat Giacomo Fundaro (GPI#85) heads-up to win EPT Sanremo on Sunday.

Schemion Shines In Sanremo

While Coren Mitchell was making history in the Main Event, Ole Schemion (GPI#3) was busy winning ANOTHER title! The young German won the High Roller event, padding his lead atop the EPT Season 10 Player of the Year standings, powered by the Global Poker Index.

Schemion is also expected to make waves in the GPI300 and GPI Player of the Year races when rankings are released on Wednesday – stay tuned!

Afriat Wins Massive WPT Event At Seminole Hard Rock

Canadian Eric Afriat (GPI#2001) survived a massive 1,795-player field and won the biggest tournament in World Poker Tour history at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, Florida.

Mukul Pahuja (GPI#20) made his third WPT final table of the season finishing second for the 2nd time in the past five months.

Wong Wins ACOP Platinum Series IV In Macau

The Asia Championship of Poker Platinum Series was back in Macau last week with the Main Event wrapping up on Sunday at the City of Dreams.

2012 Aussie Millions second place finisher Kenneth Wong (GPI#1378) won the event, earning $284,100 HKD to his growing bankroll.

Cakmak Defeats Pecheux To Win WPTN Paris

The World Poker Tour was back in Paris for the presentation of WPT National Paris at Cercle Clichy Montmartre as two young guns battled it out heads-up for the National title.

Ermah Cakmak (GPI#9235) finally got the best of GPI300 member Erwann Pecheux (GPI#78) to win WPT National Paris on Sunday.

Hinkle Goes Back-To-Back At WSOPC Council Bluffs

Blair Hinkle (GPI#386) has won the WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Main Event for the second consecutive year, earning his third WSOP Circuit ring.

Hinkle, who recently made headlines for finally receiving his monster paycheck from Full Tilt Poker, already owns two WSOP circuit rings and a WSOP gold bracelet.

Patrick Clarke Wins the PaddyPower Poker Irish Open

The PaddyPower Poker Irish Open has become an Easter weekend tradition in Dublin – this year Patrick Clarke got to take home the first place prize of €200,000.

Dave Pollock started the day as the chip leader but when it got down to heads up, Clarke emerged the victor and in the process he also took down the Sole Survivor along with an additional €50,000.

Championship Week Underway

Poker’s Championship Week has kicked off in Atlantic City with the WPT World Championship at Borgata. The event, which was hosted at Bellagio in Las Vegas for the first 11 seasons, carries a $5M USD guarantee, with over $1M awaiting the winner.

Meanwhile, the EPT Grand Final Festival begins Tuesday in Monte Carlo. The finale starts on Saturday, however, there are plenty of other side events that will surely grab everyone’s attention including the Super High Roller, High Roller and the France Poker Series Monaco event, which starts on Wednesday.