Americas Cardroom Signs Ana Marquez as Team Pro
At one time, Americas Cardroom had a small lineup of male pro players signed to its team of pros. In late 2020, they brought Ebony Kenney to the team, followed by Vanessa Kade in early 2021. By the end of last year, they signed Katie Lindsay and her husband Chris Moorman. The latest announcement during the first week of February 2022 informed everyone of another pro on the team – another female pro.
Ana Marquez has been a professional poker player since 2009. During that time, she was a member of Team PokerStars Pro for several years, but she parted ways with the site at the beginning of 2013. In the middle of 2016, she returned to the poker spotlight and signed on as an 888poker ambassador. At that time, she joined a team consisting of four other women and several men. But at the end of February 2021, that deal ended as well.
There had been hints that she was in talks with Americas Cardroom. She spent time in Las Vegas at the end of 2021 with some ACR-affiliated people and teased about a big change in her life.
Ha sido un placer formar parte de un equipo tan grande! Siempre llevare a la familia de 888poker en mi corazón! 💙
Muy ilusionada de empezar esta nueva etapa en mi vida! ✨✨✨✨ https://t.co/nwGt1J5rxi
— Ana Marquez (@AnaMarquez86) February 28, 2021
As of January 2022, Marquez was officially an ACR ambassador.
Years of Experience
As mentioned, Marquez has been a poker pro for more than a dozen years. Originally from Spain, Marquez spends some of her time there and a significant amount of time in North Americas, too. That split stems from being raised in Spain and then attending American University in Washington DC.
Marquez discovered poker during her university years. The skill aspect of it caught her attention, so much so that she wrote her thesis paper for college on the history of poker.
Her history of poker tournament cashes dates back to the summer of 2009 when she was in Las Vegas. Her first major score came in January 2011 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where he finished 10th in the Main Event for $155K. Her first win came in 2013 at the Hollywood Poker Open in Vegas, where she won a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament for more than $320K. She went on to win the 888poker LIVE Bucharest High Roller in 2018 as well.
Throughout her career, she has made numerous deep runs everywhere from the World Series of Poker to the European Poker Tour. She made her first WSOP final table at the WSOPE Cannes in 2012, finishing second in a PLO 6-Handed event. In 2018, she final tabled a WSOP NLHE 6-Handed event in Las Vegas. Marquez has final tables on her CV from the L.A. Poker Classic to the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza in the United States and from the IFP European Nations Cup to the Aussie Millions. Her biggest score to date came in the summer of 2019 when she finished third in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event in Las Vegas for $445K.
At the beginning of 2022, Marquez had amassed more than $1.8M in her tournament career. This obviously doesn’t take online tournaments into account.
Joining ACR Team Pro
At the beginning of February, Americas Cardroom announced that she joined the ACR Team as its newest pro. She will be playing on the stie as JESSICAJONESS.
She noted, “I am so excited to become an ACR PRO for several reasons. The main one is definitely being part of such an amazing team with the best people and the best vibes. Secondly, I just love many specific aspects about the site, especially the software.”
When she was in Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker, she spent some time at the ACR Punters Pad, the house in which many of the ACR pros lived for the poker season. At that point, she became better acquainted with the other pros and decision makers.
Throwing it back to Drag Brunch in Las Vegas where new @ACR_POKER Team Pro @AnaMarquez86 experienced for the first time what it means to be part of the ACR family. …and also what it means to make it rain at Drag queens with $1 notes 😅 pic.twitter.com/AeURib4Avb
— Melanie M (@MelanieMoser_) February 3, 2022
Marquez told Poker.org that she had been doing well, spending more time on preparation. “Performance is key to success,” she said. “So my entire life revolves around becoming the best version of myself, bringing my A-game to the table as much as possible.”
It appears that she did that even more so during the pandemic as she played more online poker. “It has improved my game massively.”
Words cannot tell how happy I am!!! 💃🏻✨🙌 pic.twitter.com/xwBzrZMI9T
— Ana Marquez (@AnaMarquez86) February 3, 2022