Spanish Team PokerStars Pro Leo Margets will appear in the upcoming airing of the Spanish version of the popular TV show Survivor (called Supervivientes). Set to air this coming March 17 in Spain, the Barcelona born Margets will be trying to thrive on the beaches and in the wilderness of Honduras against 8 other Spainish TV personalities and psuedo-celebs.
Of course, Margets is not the first professional poker player to take a stab at being the sole Survivor as Jean-Robert Bellande was perhaps the first and most famous poker player to participate in the US version of the show. Additionally, just recently, Los Angeles cash game pro Garrett Adelstein went busto in a big way early in the current season.
Poker players are thought to have some distinct advantage due to the reasoning and logic that comes with playing poker at a very high level – this theory has yet to be proven true. Leo though has other training that may help her on her journey, according to her PokerStars bio, in addition to her poker skills she’s also a long distance marathon runner.
Leo’s biggest score, and the one that boosted her confidence into becoming a pro poker player, was her 27th place finish in the 2009 World Series of Poker where she took home $352,832.
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