Leo Margets Joins PokerStars

Leo Margets Joins PokerStarsYesterday, PokerStars announced that the latest player to become a sponsored member of Team PokerStars was none other than Spain’s Leonor “Leo” Margets.
The 29 year old Barcelona native originally studied Business in London before returning back to Spain to complete a Masters in Managing Communication. However, in 2007 Margets got her first taste of poker after being taught the game by her boyfriend and success soon followed. As Margets explained:
“A few months after I started playing poker I went to the Casino in Barcelona to play a University Tournament, and I won it. 888 spotted me and offered to sponsor me for Spanish tournaments with buy-ins between 100 and 1000 Euros. Then the WSOP was approaching and many friends of mine were going, so I asked 888 if they would sponsor me, even though it was not part of my deal. I was very insistent until they finally said yes, and I promised I would not disappoint them!”
Leo Margets’ persistence paid off handsomely, as did 888’s decision to sponsor her for the $10k WSOP Main Event. In 2009, the Spaniard would then go  on to take down her biggest score to date after finishing the WSOP Main Event in 27th place for $352,832. As well as giving her confidence a major boost, Leo Margets was also thrust firmly into poker’s limelight and she has since gone on to amass $770,274 in live career earnings. Margets’ other big scores came in 2010 at the $2k Six Handed Aussie Millions for $54,270, and at the end of the same year victory at the Full Tilt Masters Series for $132,237.
By 2011, Leo Margets was then snapped up by Lock Poker and now finds herself sponsored by the world’s largest poker room, PokerStars, where she can be found playing under the screen name ‘L. Margets’.
Outside of poker, Leo Margets is an accomplished long-distance runner and has completed several marathons.She is also an aspiring writer and hopes one day to have her private novel published.


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