December 3, 2012
Top Spanish player is a Greg Merson underling #GPI
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.
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
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