James Mitchell (poker player)

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James Mitchell
Nickname(s) Mitch, Mixed Bag
Residence London
Born April 1989 (1989-04) (age 28)
South London, England
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) none
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es) 1

James Mitchell (born 1989) is a professional poker player from London, best known for winning the 2010 Irish Poker Open in Dublin.

Educated at King's College School in Wimbledon, Mitchell started his online poker career playing £2.50 sit and go tournaments using $50 in has father's Ladbrokes account as his initial stake. In an interview with Bluff Europe magazine Mitchell revealed that he quickly built it up to $60,000 playing small buy-in tournaments and then six max cash games but then went on to lose around $45,000 in two days.[1] Mitchell confirmed in the same interview that though unnamed, he featured in an article in the Daily Telegraph about pupils at King's College allegedly becoming addicted to Internet poker.[2]

Mitchell first came to national attention after finishing third behind Sam Trickett in the Luton leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour on 10 August 2008 where he pocketed £45,100.[3] Other good results on the UK poker circuit included a sixth-place finish in the Dusk Till Dawn Main Event in May 2009 for £11,250[4] and a runner up spot at the London Poker Circuit Super Stack on 26 July 2009 for another £5,750.[5] He later finished second at the World Heads Up Poker Championship in October 2009 to Bambos Xanthos.[6]

On 5 April 2010 won the Irish Poker Open. Mitchell beat Irishman Paul Carr heads up to take the €600,000 first prize.[7]


Mitchell also took part in the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe, finishing 31st place in the £10,000 buy-in Main Event.[8]

His first tournament win in 2011 came in the €500 PLO event at EPT Deauville on 31 January where he finished fifth for €1,510.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Mitchell Interview". Bluff Europe. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Poker schools: worried head teachers call in Gamblers Anonymous". The Daily Telegraph. 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  3. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  4. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  5. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  6. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  7. ^ "James Mitchell wins €600,000 first prize at the Irish Open". Paddy Power Poker. Archived from the original on 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  8. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  9. ^ "James Mitchell results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 

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