Team PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez SuspendedSeptember 20, 2013 3:46 pm
Argentinian poker professional Leo Fernandez is one of Latin America’s most succesful players, with $1,516,853 in live tournament earnings to go with a lucrative career he has carved out for himself playing poker online.
However, Fernandez’ must now wait to find out if he still has a future at the world’s biggest online poker room, PokerStars, after being suspended from Team PokerStars pending the conclusion of an investigation.
Apparently, Fernandez is suspected of violating PokerStars rules, specifically its multi-accounting Terms and Conditions, with the revelation coming to light during an interview with Daniel “mrgr33n13” Colman.
A quick glance at Leo Fernandez’ recent SNG record on Sharkscope reveals he is currently down a whopping $324,725 over 3,000 games. However, when interviewer Charles Hawk asked Daniel Colman why Leo Fernandez is “losing heavily to everyone,” Dan Colman, replied:
“I don’t believe it is Leo playing on his account. Close to 100% positive it is Fabrizio “sixthsense19″ Gonzales. He is banned on stars and I believe this is the new account he is playing on. He is not terrible, but he isn’t going to be a winner without game selecting.”
According to a report from Brazilian site superpoker.com, Leo Fernandez has apparently now been suspended for a period of 6 months from both PokerStars and Full Tilt, although this has yet to be confirmed by PokerStars. So far, a PokerStars representative, Reinaldo Venegas, would only say:
“Leo made a big mistake that we didn’t agree and of which we cannot speak right now.”
Before becoming a professional poker player, Leo Fernandez was a semi-professional chess player, having learned the game at the tender age of 5. It wasn’t until 2004 that the Argentinian then began playing poker seriously and soon discovered that many of the skills he’d acquired playing chess were transferable to the poker felt.