There’s big news afoot for fans of 6-max tournaments with Sky Poker making a huge announcement about a forthcoming summer event, which could be the best eleven days of summer poker you will enjoy if you are a 6-max fan.
Before that however, British poker has something to celebrate this week after one of our most celebrated and famous poker celebrities made a little history this past weekend at a European Poker Tour event in Sanremo, Italy.
Let’s find out a little more.
She may herself be unsure whether she is a “professional writer who plays poker as a hobby” or “a professional poker player who writes as a hobby” but there is little doubt that Team PokerStars professional Victoria Coren Mitchell is the best female British tournament player and her stunning victory at the weekend simply confirmed this.
Facing off against 556 other players in the EPT event in Sanremo, Coren Mitchell battled over the course of a week to secure her place at the final table in the tournament and then defeated the seven other players at the final table to secure here second EPT title. This despite starting the final day as the short-stacked player at the table.
She becomes the first ever player to win twice on the European Poker Tour, earning herself a cash prize of almost £400,000 for doing so, plus a SLYDE watch worth more than £4,000.
She first won this event back in September 2006. Since the formation of the EPT in 2004, 98 separate events have been completed with no player winning a second event, until now.
The TV star, who is wife of comedian David Mitchell and daughter of broadcaster Alan Coren, admitted the huge support she received on Twitter helped her as she progressed through the final table as other players were eliminated.
She beat Italian Giacomo Fundaro in the heads up final to take the top prize and make European Poker Tour history.
American Jordan Westmoreland was third, with Andrea Benelli of Italy in fourth place.
Start off with a free PokerStars bankroll offer, and maybe some day you'll find yourself on Team PokerStars with the likes of the impressive Victoria Coren Mitchell.
This summer Sky Poker have announced that, inspired by the success of their first-ever UK Poker Championships earlier this year, they are planning on running a 6-Max UK Poker Championships event from the 7th to the 17th August 2014, with over £500,000 in the main event and £1,000,000 guaranteed over the course of the eleven days of action.
Satellites into the Main Event will be starting on Sky Poker as of Monday 21st April, with buy ins starting at just £2.30.
In addition, Sky Poker have said that between April and August, the site will be running a series of promotions and freerolls aimed at players of varying bankrolls, which will enable them to take part and give them a chance at lining up in the final, rather than paying the £1,000 direct buy in to the event.
The Championships will see a host of 6-Max events contested alongside the £500,000 main event including a High Roller event (£3000 buy in) a Pot Limit Omaha event (£500 buy in) a 6-Max Mini event (£250 buy in) as well as several Turbo and Hyper-Turbo events (each of a £500 buy in).
This is a great way to celebrate the summer and with plenty of satellites running on Sky Poker over the coming months, players of smaller bankrolls will have plenty of chance to qualify for the bigger events.
Remember, you can join now and receive a £20 Sky Poker no deposit bonus, plus a 200% first deposit bonus of up to £500.