Unlike the conventional poker era when only the top-notch players received the limelight, the emergence of the Global Poker Index as a ranking site has come in handy. Today, well-performing players are granted a glare of publicity through poker news rooms for excellent performance in the casinos. On February 2015, the GPI disseminated a list of 300 players, Argentinean Leo Fernandez was ranked 183rd, previously he was in the 182nd position and garnered 1857.16 points. Fernandez is not a new poker pro as he has been in the poker industry for quite some time up to now. His resume imputes he is a determined underdog who is yet to give up and has a promising career ahead of him.
His earliest covered event was in 2008 when he plunged into the World Series of Poker $2,500 NLHE Six-Handed where he finished in the 13th place to take home $19,086. The next year saw him venture into the PokerStars.net LAPT $5,200 Main Event in Mar del Plata where he placed 6th for $63,520. The following year in 2010, he resurged in the PokerStars.net LAPT Main Event in Florianopolis where he ranked 41st to garner $4,619. Later on the same year he joined the PokerStars.net EPT Main Events, first in Barcelona where he placed 36th to walk away with €15,000 and in London where he finished 93rd for £9,000. Fernandez was to be spotted in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High-Roller where he finished runner up for a whacking $544,925 in 2011.
At the WSOP, he played in the $5,000 Triple Chance NLHE where he finished 57th for $12,633 in 2011. He also participated in the EPT Main Event Grand Final in Madrid placing 45th for €25,000 and the LAPT Main Event in Peru where he finished 46th to garner $3,870. His next destination was in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in a Main Event placing 78th to rake in $27,500 and the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event for the 32nd position, good for 46,320.
Fernandez latest appearance was in the 2013 PokerStars.com EPT €5,300 Main Event where he ranked 158th for €8,680. As of February 2015, his live tournaments winnings exceeded $1,555,063.