$2,700 Nuevo Vallarta Main Event

Chess > Backgammon > Poker

Leo likes all games
Leo Fernandez from Argentina began playing chess when he was five years old. By the age of 18, he was an International Chess Master. He turned his sights onto backgammon and quickly mastered that game. At one point he was ranked as one of the Top 10 backgammon players in the world. It was inevitable that Leo would find himself playing poker. He quickly picked up the game and competed in tournaments all over the world.

The former chess and backgammon whiz was moved to a table that included Humberto Brenes.

He's short-stacked even though he just won a pot. An opponent opened in early position and Leo shoved all in for 5,000 more. His opponent tanked before he folded to the chess master.

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