Ana Marquez: Rising Estrella

Top Spanish player is a Greg Merson underling #GPI

by , Dec 3, 2012 | 5:12 am

Move over Carlos Mortenson … Ana Marquez is now the top Spanish player in the world. Playing for almost three years now, the 26-year-old PokerStars pro is the 227th-ranked player on the planet … with some $355k in live tournament winnings … good enough to make her #1 in Spain, and #2 for the 2012 Spanish Player of the Year. Makes for an interesting poker follow and potentially interesting end-of-year race … and she’s cute to boot (not that it should matter, but hey).

Like many of us, she cut her teeth in the American poker underground … and totally quirky, current WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson who provided her first real-money online stake. Read her story here. And see below how new names emerge as notables on the poker landscape.

LADIES GPI TOP 5

RANK PLAYER SCORE
1. Vanessa Selbst 2390.65
2. Melanie Weisner 1546.48
3. Liv Boeree 1371.28
4. Ana Laura Marquez Esteban 1179.05
5. Maria Ho 1129.37

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SPAIN GPI TOP 5

RANK PLAYER SCORE
1. Ana Laura Marquez Esteban 1179.05
2. Tomeu Gomila 1104.68
3. Carlos Mortensen 943.84
4. Juan Garcia Cid 941.67
5. Cesar Garcia 925.70

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