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.