888Poker has signed Ana Marquez to help the reigning World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion, Marti Roca, and former November Niner, Fernando Pons, spearhead 888Poker’s assault on the new shared European liquidity market.
I took my daughter to see the ducks, yesterday. Nine of them; fuzzy little things, swimming around the Vespa some idiot had pushed into the Bute after a night of naughtiness.
The river was full of rottweilers and ruffians, the weather giving Cardiffians the perfect opportunity to provide the kids with a summer holiday without having to skimp on tins of baked beans.
Zia and I played Pooh-Sticks on the bridge. Then we lobbed bricks. We went to stroke a horse, but it looked manky, so I pulled her little hand away at the last moment.
The horse looked sad.
All horses look sad.
So we just sat by the riverside, dipping our feet into the water, throwing stones, and watching the ducks. After a while, realising that our rocks weren’t the edible kind, they naffed off.
“Where are they going?” I asked Zia.
She doesn’t stop talking about the place since 888Poker asked us to guest at 888Live a while back.
On the night I arrived, the 888Poker Ambassadors were milling around in the outside bar, the perfect pit to sit them all down and interview them.
And there was Ana Marquez.
You didn’t have to be a Big Brother contestant to figure this one out.
Ana Marquez Joins the 888Poker Euro Revolution
These things don’t happen overnight.
Ana’s appearance at 888Live in Bucharest wasn’t an accident. It was part of a broader plan to see how Marquez gelled with the 888 vibe and vice versa.
She seemed at home, taking down the €2,200 High Roller for €26,080.
And so an invite to Barcelona was always on the cards.
I grabbed ten minutes of her time and could sense, it wouldn’t be long before the online giant announced her name as part of the ambassadorial team.
It’s interesting to see how the Big Three are dealing with the shared liquidity market in Europe. partypoker drafted in Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier to take care of everything, and PokerStars is plodding along with what they’ve got.
They are going full-on Spanish attack.
The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event winner, Marti Roca joined the team, the former November Niner, Fernando Pons, joined during 888Live Barcelona, and now Marquez becomes the third Spanish pro to enter the business.
After putting pen to paper, Marquez finished sixth in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event for $67,116 at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), her most significant live cash since winning the Hollywood Poker Open in 2013 for $320,189.
All told, Marquez has won $1.2m playing live tournaments, but this amazing lady is no one-trick pony, excelling in online and live cash games, and will fit in nicely with her new teammates.