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writer, broadcaster and poker player

On skipping the WSOP — I'm not going to the WSOP this year. From the looks on some friends' faces when I say that, you'd think I was announcing I was starting treatment to become a man. Not horror, not disapproval, just total surprise. I've been to Vegas every summer for the last five years.

How we tried to make the greatest porn film ever: Victoria Coren, Charlie Skelton: Books

Victoria Coren: From tomboy schoolgirl to $1 million poker queen — At the end of the article below we described Roland de Wolfe as "the first player in the world to win a hat-trick of titles on the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas" but he is actually one of two people with this considerable achievement.

Confessions of a Player: Victoria Coren: 9781847672933: Books — Buy For Richer, For Poorer: Confessions of a Player by Victoria Coren (ISBN: 9781847672933) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

Poker: Remember, it's just a game — Last week at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid, I gave some advice to an opponent on the final table of the €500 women-only tournament. She was a likable young Greek player who had won her seat in a satellite on the PokerStars website and I suspected she hadn't played many live events.

As the Bible wisely says, the tweet shall inherit the earth — Does God want you to be a spin doctor? If so, tweet the Archbishop of York immediately. Dr John Sentamu has posted on his Twitter page: "I am seeking a director of communications. Is God calling you?" It would be very unexpected of God, and very modern, to use His holy voice to summon a director of communications.

God swapped for gobbledygook — Which words or phrases would make your top five list of the worst linguistic horrors in modern English? Here are mine: 1) "Chillax". I try to tell myself that this has always been a practical joke and nobody has ever actually used the word in normal conversation.

Bank on women in a crisis — It is May 2003. I'm standing in the crowded, dusty, garishly carpeted Binion's Horseshoe casino in downtown Las Vegas. It is the 31st annual World Series of Poker. At this point in my poker career, I am only here to watch.

Finally, I get the sex in Fifty Shades of Grey — So, I've been away for a month. And I've spent it trying to read Fifty Shades Of Grey. On the plane to America, one person in three had a copy. In California, they were reading it on buses and in diners. In Las Vegas, they clutched it in the swimming pool.

Vicky Pryce and the high cost of being unlikable — The sorry tale of Chris Huhne, Vicky Pryce, the speeding points and the jail sentences was a perfect illustration of the old adage: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we leave our wives for a bisexual press strategist."
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Mar 26, 2015

@TheOtherMarx The one about this being "part of being a united kingdom."

Mar 26, 2015

"I'm not going to get into your hypotheticals". I've had a few men say that to *me* across tables, too...

Mar 26, 2015

I like how both leaders slide smoothly across the stage in a repeated pattern. If they were on together, it would be like The Jersey Boys.

Mar 26, 2015

@shanjayne Maybe there is an audience and they just aren't amused...

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