Monday, September 27, 2010

Leo Margets – Spanish Poker Girl

Monday, September 27, 2010
Leo Margets | Spanish Poker Girl

Often, girls on poker are underestimated at the poker tables and in the poker world. Fortunately, this has changed in the meantime. Now, you can see a lot of talented and skilled female poker players participating tournaments.

Straight out of Barcelona, Spain, Leonor Margets-Perez, well known as Leo Margets is one of the best female poker players. She began playing poker only in 2005 – but she liked the game right from the beginning. She played as often as possible and she soon showed great talent, especially at Texas Holdem.

She began developing her skills in local clubs and actually won the first live event she played – The University Championships – held in her hometown of Barcelona. It was no surprise for her to win the University Poker Championship 2008.

Being a woman in a relatively undeveloped poker nation is an interesting position for Margets, and given her success in 2009, she could find herself carrying the poker flag for her country in years to come.

Leo Margets' biggest success of her poker career was in 2009, when she participated at the WSOP in Las Vegas for the first time. She won 17th place, along with $352K in cash, Margets received the Last Woman Standing Cup, an award given to the last woman left in the Main Event field. Margets’ next biggest cash was a third in the $2K No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event at the 2010 Aussie Millions, which was good for $54K. She also made the final table of Full Tilt Poker Series Spain 2009 in Malaga, taking $15K for sixth place.

In April, 2010, Margets made her first television appearance since the 2009 WSOP in Poker Heaven’s European Cash Game Season Two. Her opponents in the game included Andy Black, Sammy George, Eric Liu, and Andrew Feldman.

In an interview with PokerStrategy, she expressed support for her fellow women in poker. “I like that most female poker players who have made their name in this world have a strong personality. We are woman who love what we do, and that have decided to put our time doing something still uncommon to us, but that fulfills us in many ways.”

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