Winamax Recruits Leo Margets and João Vieira

Winamax Recruits Leo Margets and João Vieira France’s premier online poker site Winamax has just recruited Leo Margets and João Vieira to its stable of pros, with the formidable duo now tasked with representing the brand both online, as well as at various live tournaments throughout the year.
Winamax is currently in the final stages of launching a shared liquidity platform between its French and Spanish players, and already has received approval from France’s regulatory body ARJEL, with just a similar stamp of approval needed by the Spanish regulator DGOJ before being given the green light.
In anticipation of the move, Winamax signed a sponsorship deal with Spanish pro Adrian Mateos last October, with Spain’s Leo Margets and Portugal’s João Vieira now bolstering the site’s presence further on the Iberian Peninsula. Commenting upon its latest additions, Winamax Team coach Stéphane Matheu stated:
“Leo and João are two players with very different profiles, but who synergize perfectly with our team spirit. Both players are very friendly and approachable, in addition to being hard workers. Leo has a lot of experience on the circuit, and even beyond: she has much to bring to the Team. João is, in my opinion, the most accomplished Portuguese player in poker.”
Leo Margets rose to prominence in 2009 after finishing the WSOP Main Event in 39th place for a $352,832, and has since gone on to amass $987,114 in career earnings. Last year subsequently proved to be her third most successful to date with $101,486 in winnings, including recording a third place finish at the PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event for €72,000 ($80,244).
Meanwhile, João Vieira is an ex-basketball pro turned high-stakes poker player who is currently ranked at number 4 on Portugal’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $1,298,151 in winnings, with his biggest score recorded in 2014 after a deep run at the $25,500 PCA High Roller in which he exited in 8th place for $157,940. He has also notched up impressive tournaments wins online, and commenting upon his new home at Winmax, João said:
“I am a big fan of the Winamax software and tournaments. I am very happy to be able to represent a site that tries to have a positive impact on the community.”

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