Poker Mythbuster Marco CarreiraApril 8, 2012 2:28 pm
Marco Carreira is a mid to high-stakes poker player from Canada, who lost his bankroll several times when he first started out before eventually going on a tear and driving his remaining $100 up to $10,000. The mostly online pro then climbed the poker ranks quickly to four tabling $25-$50 NL games and five years later is still earning a tidy sum from the game.
Carreira also writes some interesting articles for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he is known for his frank opinions on all aspects of the game. For instance, on the subject of poker tournaments, Carreira wrote an article entitled ‘No substitute for luck’ in which he argues “forget skill over the long run: Some players have horseshoes, some don’t.”
Before that article, he wrote another called ‘$6M doesn’t go far’ in which he talks about tournament players who have won big only to go broke a short time later. As he explains: “Eastgate got slaughtered playing high-stakes cash games online. Moneymaker was just a terrible player so the only way for him not to go broke was to quit the game altogether.”
Another subject Marco Carreira has addressed is the infamous online cash-out curse which he said seemed more than just a coincidence, writing: “Like last week. I decided to cash out and was over-setted three times, once for a $26,200 pot. This week it’s happened once and I’ve run KK into AA twice — both times for over $18,000 pots and lost with KK to QQ playing heads up for $14,000. Fun times.”
In his latest piece for the Winnipeg Free Press named ‘Cinderella stories BUNCH OF B.S.’ Marco Carreira makes the point that in his opinion stories about players running $50 into million dollar bankrolls are urban legends, explaining: “Actually, I don’t know any who have, and if someone says they did, frankly, I don’t believe them.”
Other articles he has written in the past include one about players who would be in financial troubles if not for sponsorship deals and although many may not agree with all his opinions, they at least provide a different perspective than the one poker fans are customary fed via the usual channels.