Jose Macedo - The Portuguese Poker Prodigy

There's a new gun in town. The portuguese wonder kid, Jose Macedo, who turned €30 into millions has now stepped out of the darkness and talked to Bret Oliverio and Eric Bickel about his carreer on

José 'Girah' Macedo

The 18-year-old Portuguese kid, Jose Macedo started playing poker in the Summer of 2009. From the play money tables he rocketed to the NL1000 limits in just 1,5 year. His dream was to buy a house in Hawaii, which he recently did. At first his identity wasn't known to the public, he was talked about on forums as the "Portuguese poker prodigy". On March 2 this year, he revealed himself as Jose Macedo, or 'Girah', his nick at some poker forums. However, his nick at the tables and the rooms at which he plays are not public.

For more, watch the interview below, in which he talks about everything: how he started to play poker, how he taught himself to play better, how he managed to buy the house of his dreams in Hawaii, and his future plans with poker. Fascinating interview, highly recommended!