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José Mecedo - the man who turned €30 into 2 million dollars
José Mecede, poker prodigy, portugal poker.
Posted on 22 March 2011 by "T".
There has been lots of talk about José "Girah" Macedo, from Portugal, lately. According to different rumors, José had got special coaching from Dan "Jungleman12" cates, 2010's biggest winner online, and turned a €30 bankroll into $2 million dollars. However, many didn't believe that the story was real until a while ago when José was interviewed by a poker magazine and told the story himself.
"I started playing poker when I was 16, or actually it was even earlier but then for play money on Facebook. Back then I believed that poker was all about luck. But I changed my mind after I had read about Tom "durrrr" Dwan and how he as a poor student won $5 million dollars thanks to his intelligence and hard work. I wanted to do the same and I started to read lots of poker books. I went to different book stores and read Dan Harrington and David Sklansky. I had to change seat all the time so they wouldn't recognize me in the store. Sometimes I even read in the bathroom.
Had to lie to his mother
After some time I felt ready to play for real money, so I asked my mom for a €30 loan for a video game that all my friends had. It took her a whole month before she saw on the credit card receipt that I had used the money for poker. She was really angry, but after a month I had already won 2,500 Euro."
Since then José Macedo has worked himself up from the lowest levels to a bankroll of around 2 million dollars.
21 comments on "José Mecedo - the man who turned €30 into 2 million dollars"
| epicsqueeze||22/03/2011 16:33:14 GMT|
| What is €2,5000? Is it €2,500 or €25,000?
| Davoodoo||22/03/2011 16:52:56 GMT|
| Its these kind of guys who are on the rail shouting" PLZ GIVE ME 5 DOLLAS I PAY BACK IMMEDIATELY !"|
Lying to his mom for a 30 € loan TO A VIDEOGAME... seriously ...
| TRIVAA||22/03/2011 16:53:02 GMT|
| yee is it 2,500 or 25,000 ??? xD
| DansihAk47||22/03/2011 16:53:16 GMT|
| Sure all you hear these wonder stories!
| Mober||22/03/2011 17:45:14 GMT|
| Such articles make me laugh |
He wasnt lucky. It was his " intelligence " (as Durr's ) and all that book reading he did that made him win all that money
| xxxYUMIxxx||22/03/2011 18:33:07 GMT|
| LOL..I wonder what was his mom's reaction when she found out hw much he won?
| flexibleeric||22/03/2011 20:20:03 GMT|
| really? 30 to 2 million??!!|
i mean, can warren buffett even do that?? lol
guess he didn't have bad beats like us mortals..
| andy5521||22/03/2011 22:17:34 GMT|
| wow thats amazing, i thought me turning $10 into $1,200 was good but this is something else
| racpxt||22/03/2011 22:48:45 GMT|
| Good news from my country.|
That's a huge acomplishment, but to get there a player needs a heater as much as good poker skills.
| hoodi420||22/03/2011 22:55:15 GMT|
| It's stories like this that draw new players to the game everyday, Good for him!
| DjAlexxKidd1||23/03/2011 00:29:30 GMT|
| anyone that plays poker regularly knows that poker is mostly all luck|
this guy that turned 30 euro into 2.5 million , like come on, to do that you have to have a tremendous amount of luck really and truly 30 euro into 2.5 million
oh yeah i missed a bit 30 euro into 2.5 million in a MONTH!!!!
| Fakiry||23/03/2011 15:39:53 GMT|
| This guy decided to stop playing fun poker and passed three years reading lots of poker books, actually he wasn't just reading them, he was studying, dedicating his time to them like a student does with Maths, History, Biology, whatever. Studying before practicing, decorating parts of the theory and applying all his effort in real money game after that. It worked! It was just like making a graduation program for your own risk. He only had to pay for some books, others he got them on the net, and than work, read, study, understand all the meaning of it in order to do money with it! Very nice! Why do we study? To get a job to get money! So, you decide what you study and where do you want to take your money from! Congrats Zé!!!
| Fackinas||23/03/2011 15:42:18 GMT|
| Nice done .. :} I want to try the same;] just started to play omaha cash 5/10ct sure in micro limits playing omaha u pay a lot of rake and it is hard to get good profit but I am trying my best GL.
| flajules2004||23/03/2011 17:16:07 GMT|
| Hey andy5521 I'll take your $1200 from $10 that great!!! |
Jose & Durr are just gifted young men....Go Boys!!!
I'm ready for it to start paying off for me
| GIOMi6||23/03/2011 18:51:41 GMT|
| That is an amazing story. I dream it was me with that big bankroll. Some day I will make it to the big league, WSOP main event.
| SuperNoob||23/03/2011 18:58:36 GMT|
| for turning 30 euro into 2 million u definitely need luck but u need good skill too.|
lets see how long can he hold onto this money , whether he stays there or disappears like many others.
| Mober||23/03/2011 19:32:47 GMT|
Posted by Fakiry:
This guy decided to stop playing fun poker and passed three years reading lots of poker books, actually he wasn't just reading them, he was studying, dedicating his time to them like a student does with Maths, History, Biology, whatever. Studying before practicing, decorating parts of the theory and applying all his effort in real money game after that. It worked! It was just like making a graduation program for your own risk. He only had to pay for some books, others he got them on the net, and than work, read, study, understand all the meaning of it in order to do money with it! Very nice! Why do we study? To get a job to get money! So, you decide what you study and where do you want to take your money from! Congrats Z�!!!
DO you really believe what you are saying here? for real.
Cause if someone spent 3 years reading poker books he is just wasted 3 years of his life.
And to be honest its silly comparing poker with maths and biology.
Poker is not rocket science.
And if you believe that someone could accomplish what he did by reading few poker books then
everyone would be a millionaire, everyone would quit his job and doing that for a living.
But this isnt happening, and i think you know why.
Cause simply not anyone can be a winner, and it has nothing to do if you read the books or not
| Funope||23/03/2011 20:27:09 GMT|
| Nice story, only thing I'm missing are the elfs and the gnomes.
| edyholdem||24/03/2011 22:58:35 GMT|
| Fairytale story. this is for the poor people to play and loose there money to the riged online poker. they lure people to this mirage and hope they will be someday the same succesful player like this one. pfff. This is just for the one they are so naive to think they can win online like this player here. Im not a regular online player but when i make a diference from online an live game the diference is huge. I know that i will have comments like "online you play more hands and so on and so on but if you want to sea the real online poker watch MAGIC612 chanell on youtube and you will sea what im talking about
| Delrix||25/03/2011 07:41:07 GMT|
| Is it legal to play for money online in age of 16?|
Not if I care...
| cuonthefelt||29/03/2011 00:52:54 GMT|
| Would of liked more details on this story
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