Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Leo Margets first picked up poker four years ago when her boyfriend introduced her to the game. She began developing her skills in local clubs and actually won the first live event she played – The University Championships – held in her hometown of Barcelona. Following the victory, 888.com approached her with a sponsorship opportunity that would allow her to travel the world playing in international tournaments, and she happily accepted.
The highlight of Leo’s career thus far came in 2009 when she finished 27th in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Along with $352K in cash, Margets received the Last Woman Standing Cup, an award given to the last woman left in the Main Event field. Margets’ next biggest cash was a third in the $2K No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event at the 2010 Aussie Millions, which was good for $54K. She also made the final table of Full Tilt Poker Series Spain 2009 in Malaga, taking $15K for sixth place.
In April, 2010, Margets made her first television appearance since the 2009 WSOP in Poker Heaven’s European Cash Game Season Two. Her opponents in the game included Andy Black, Sammy George, Eric Liu, and Andrew Feldman.
Being a woman in a relatively undeveloped poker nation is an interesting position for Margets, and given her success in 2009, she could find herself carrying the poker flag for her country in years to come. In an interview with PokerStrategy, she expressed support for her fellow women in poker. “I like that most female poker players who have made their name in this world have a strong personality. We are woman who love what we do, and that have decided to put our time doing something still uncommon to us, but that fulfills us in many ways.”