Congratulations to Max on placing 4th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event!

Learn more about Max's unique poker story below.


About Max

In 2005, a 17-year-old Max Steinberg sat hunched next to his twin brother Danny.  They were staring at a computer screen, having the kind of animated debate of which only twins–or life-long best friends–are capable. Their Paradise Poker “Cashier” was open, and the account balance read $6.

about-maxDay 7 of the World Series of Poker Main Event had just started and Max had just called, for his tournament life, a four-bet all in from Daniel Negreanu. During most of Day 6, Max had amassed a healthy chip stack, even leading the poker’s biggest tournament at various times. But toward the end of Day 6, things didn’t go quite as well, and Max found himself less hopeful with just about 25 big blinds—not a great stack. He knew he needed some very good luck to make it through to the November Nine from the 27 remaining.

After his instant “call,” Max tabled AA and Daniel threw his head back and spun his body in disbelief. He then flipped over 88. Max’s 20-plus person cheering section went completely nuts. The cards ran out all “blanks," and Max doubled up to a really strong position in the remaining field.

In a tailored grey suit and tie with a DraftKings patch on the lapel that represented his recently-added second career, for the rest of the day he played the best poker of his already-stellar career. At 1:30AM that night, he took pictures with the eight other most famous poker players of 2015. On the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of his poker career, he had the accomplishment of his life—the final table of the Main Event.


Daily Fantasy Sports

While Max has put a massive amount of effort into studying and playing poker to become the player he is today, he also knows that he was born a little too late to fully capitalize on the “poker boom.” He and Danny made a pact that if anything like it ever came along, they would jump on it immediately and invest as much time and energy as they could. This new online poker came about in the form of daily fantasy sports betting (DFS), and Max didn’t hesitate to work to become an elite player in this new field.

Max started playing on Fanduel and DraftKings with just $1,000. He used his love and knowledge of sports and strategic and statistical skills that he honed in poker to grow his bankroll to six figures through playing DFS basketball, baseball, and football. He has won some of the biggest tournaments offered on both sites, not to mention he qualified for the Main Event through a $27 basketball satellite.

Together with Danny and their childhood friend Nick Juskewycz, Max started, a now prominent DFS strategy site. The site features an array of statistical models and tools created by Danny and Max that they themselves have used to create their success and almost-daily articles and a forum to exchange ideas with other members of the DFS community. It’s the some of best information on DFS you can get because it’s everything that is actually used by two of the biggest DFS winners.


Tournament Career

Max started playing online poker at 17 years old and quickly skyrocketed up the stakes. Between starting in ‘05 and when online poker became illegal in the US in 2011, Max became a regular winner at $5,000 buy in games in both heads-up and 6-max formats, often playing as high as $40,000 buy in games. He is a seven figure winner in his online career.

Max began playing live tournaments at 19. He had immediate success in the first Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) event ever, in San Jose, Costa Rica. He beat out 396 players in the $2,700 buy-in tourney to grab 2nd place and $144,773.

Since that first cash, Max has won over $2.5 million more dollars in live events, including a WSOP Bracelet in 2012. He got 2nd place three times in four WSOP final table appearances, and 2nd place in a WPT event. Most recently, Max made the final table of the 2015 WSOP Main Event. He is guaranteed a million dollars, and will be gunning for the championship in November.


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