Teenage Poker Player Turns $30 Into $1.6 Million

When the story of an 18-year-old poker player from Portugal who successfully transformed a tiny deposit into a huge bankroll of $2,000,000 broke out on Two Plus Two, a number of poker enthusiasts refused to believe it.
The person who posted the story mentioned that the teenaged Portuguese player had received special training from poker pros such as Daniel “jungleman12” Cates. The rest of the online poker community dismissed the story since it appeared as if the poster had become obsessed with uncovering the identity of the teen player.
Things got exciting on March 2, Wednesday, when a poster called “Girah” claimed in a Two Plus Two thread that he was the Portuguese player in question. Although he claimed that his lawyers had advised him against publishing his identity, he posted screenshots of hands played, which showed that he had made a breathtakingly huge profit of $1,624,044.95. He also said that he had made all this money from a tiny insignificant first deposit of $30 on Betfair Poker.
Jose Machado, the 18-year-old player, was inspired by Tom “durrrr” Dwan’s tale of poker success and decided to imitate his success. He practiced player poker for real money and spent a lot of time on Zynga, the Facebook poker site. He then convinced his mother to allow him to fund his Betfair Poker account with her credit card and proceeded to become a roaring poker success.
He began by playing at the low stakes tables and converted his $30 into $2,500 in just one month. Slowly, he began playing at tables with $5/$10 stakes. During this time, he received coaching from top poker pros such as Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky and Cates and used the knowledge to win over $280k. Today, he is a regular at $25/$50 tables and at $50/$100 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments.