The world’s largest poker site has announced the addition of Leonor “Leo” Margets to Team PokerStars. Margets had previously been under contract with 888poker, but signed with Stars once that deal had expired.
The 29-year-old is best known for finishing 27th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, which earned her $352,832. What’s more is that, by finishing 27th, Margets also attained the coveted title of “Last Woman Standing” in the 2009 Main Event. The Barcelona native’s name is etched in history with the likes of Barbara Enright, Maria Ho and Tiffany Michele, who also managed to be the Last Woman Standing at the WSOP Main Event.
Margets is definitely more than just a one-hit wonder because she’s also cashed in a number of other big poker tournaments. Besides the 2009 Main Event cash, Marget’s other very impressive performance came when she won the Full Tilt Masters Series in Spain. The Spaniard grabbed a €100,000 ($132,23) payout and captured her first major tournament title.
One more strong tourney finish that Margets had was in a 2010 Aussie Millions $2k No-Limit Hold’em event; she finished third place and earned $54,270. Thanks to this quality cash and others, Margets has managed to rack up $770,274 in live tournaments winnings, which ranks her 30th all-time among women.
What’s truly impressive about everything Margets has done is that she only started playing live poker in 2008. So in less than five years, she’s already managed to accumulate $770k in earnings and attract the attention of the world’s biggest poker room.
Margets will join several other Spaniards on Team PokerStars, including Ana Marquez, Poli Rincon, Juan Manuel Pastor and tennis champion Rafael Nadal. As for the latter, Nadal has not only helped PokerStars immensely, but also the online poker industry as a whole.