Poker pro, Victoria Coren, who became the first woman to win the European Poker Tour, is tying the knot with her beau David Mitchell, an actor. The engagement was announced in a rather traditional manner in the Birth, Marriages and Death column of The Times and read: “MR D.J.S. MITCHELL AND MISS V.E. COREN. The engagement is announced between David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ian Mitchell, of Oxford, and Victoria, daughter of Dr Anne Coren and the late Mr. Alan Coren.”
Coren, who is known for her physical beauty as well as her prowess around the poker table, has enjoyed a multifaceted career, including as a playwright and newspaper columnist. In 2009, Coren’s memoir For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker was published and received good reviews by newspapers such as The Observer.
In 2006, Coren won over £500,000 after taking the European Poker Tour London title after a heads up with Australia poker pro Emad Tahtouh. She served as a member of Team PokerStars Pro and won second place in The Table World Championship in 2011. Vicky Coren has also appeared in at least five episodes of Late Night Poker and Celebrity Poker Club. She has presented Late Night Poker and has commented on numerous poker tournaments throughout the years as guest speaker.
Coren’s fiancé, David Mitchell is an actor and comedian and the two met on the set of the BBC quiz show The Bubble in 2010. He is well known in the UK for his role in the Channel 4 comedy, Peep Show, where he plays Mark Corrigan.
The two tweeted their thanks to their friends and fans for congratulating them on their good news with Mitchell saying: “Having receive so many lovely messages today, I’m finally coming round to the idea of the internet. Thank you all. I’m incredibly happy.”