Diogo "phounderAA" Veiga is a 23 year old Portuguese high stakes cash player who has an incredible record both live and online. He likes to play six-max online at both NLHE and PLO and he has played as high as $200/$400 in the past.
Veiga started playing poker at age 17 after learning the basics from his older brother. He took a shot online with a €20 deposit which he turned into €10,000 in just a few weeks. It wasn't long before he decided to become a full time poker pro at age 18. He also crushed the local live poker circuit during this time after free-rolling his way into the live circuits via his results in the Portuguese online poker leagues. He was also the runner-up at the biggest live tournament ever held in Portugal at the time.
Although he had already achieved a very respectable level of success Veiga credits understanding Hold 'em Manager (HEM) as a real turning point in his game, and soon after he was taking on and beating the best at the high stakes games online. He also has a great online tournament record having taken down the Full Tilt $750k Guaranteed for over $140k and winning the Sunday 500 on PokerStars for $87k. His live success also continued as he took down the EPT HU Player of the Year title in 2010.