Ana Marquez came to EPT Sanremo this week with nothing but excitement, expectation and fond memories. This was the town in which she first met her now-boyfriend Bryn Kenney and it also boasts her (and everyone else’s) favourite restaurant.
Not only that, but Marquez is on the crest of a wave after finishing second in a pot limit Omaha event at the WSOP-E last week in Cannes. She had every right to expect to be able to continue the momentum in a town where not all of the local players have swallowed every ounce of poker wisdom available to them in this day and age.
However, as she explains to Lynn Gilmartin in the video below, Marquez found one of the tightest spots in Sanremo to start her day 1A charge.
At time of writing Marquez is clinging on, with 25,000 chips. Her neighbour is still Mike McDonald, though, who has about twice as many.