Leo Margets Poker Player Profile: Lock Poker Elite Member

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Oct/02/2011
Leo Margets

As Gambling911.com readers may be aware, we will be spending time the first week of October meeting with the power players behind Lock Poker, a proud G911.co sponsor.   That includes Elite Pro Member Leo Margets.

Ms.Margets started playing poker in 2008 and it would not take long before her young poker career would reach astounding heights. In her first trip to the World Series of Poker, Leo would make an extraordinary run in the $10,000 World Championship No-Limit Holdem Main Event, where she would eventually finish in 27th place. Along with $352,000 in cash, Margets received the coveted 'Last Woman Standing Cup' for being the last female left in the Main Event field; an accomplishment that few women can claim on their poker resume.

`’I didn’t really feel a lot of extra pressure,” she told Poker News Daily at the time.  “I went out with a very polemic hand: I had 98 in the hole and was 3-bet by a very aggressive player whom I knew well from before. There were about 60 Big Blinds on the table, and my options were 4-betting him back or playing after the flop. I decided to flat call and play aggressively post flop, which was 8-9-Q rainbow. I decided to lead out in case he raised, but he shoved with 45 Big Blinds. He had Kings and spiked a Q on the river.

“I was very sad to be left with only 5 big blinds, because I was looking forward to a big comeback, but ultimately it’s better to bust in Day 2 than in the bubble!”

Leo's continued success has proven that she is no one-hit-wonder at the poker table. She captured a 3rd place finish in the Aussie Millions No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event in 2010, adding another $54k to her bankroll, and would finish 2010 with a huge 1st place victory in the Full Tilt Masters Series No Limit Hold'em event, taking home $132K. All totaled, Leo has already amassed over $640,000 in tournament winnings, and has already made her way to 26th on the Women's all-time money list.

Ranking 6th on Spain's all-time money list for live poker events, Margets influence in the game defies gender classifications however she is regarded as one of the leading ladies in poker certainly in Europe and is respected across the poker globe.

- Payton O’Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor

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