Michael McDonald (poker player)

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Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald EPT.jpg
McDonald at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo
Nickname(s) Tîmex
Residence Waterloo, Ontario
Born September 11, 1989 (1989-09-11) (age 24)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 8
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 10

Mike McDonald (born September 11, 1989) is a Canadian poker player. McDonald is the youngest person to win an event on the European Poker Tour (EPT)[1] and the youngest person to win an event on the Epic Poker League (EPL).[2]

On June 25, 2014, McDonald is ranked #14 on the Global poker index (He ranked as high as #5 in April 2014).[3]

At 18 years of age, McDonald won the EPT German Open in Dortmund, Germany in February 2008 winning €933,600 ($1,370,161). Earlier in January the same year, he also won the A$1,000 PokerPro No Limit Hold'em preliminary event at the Aussie Millions and coming runner up in another preliminary event.

He has had numerous other notable finishes including a 5th place finish in Dortmund in 2009, and 3rd place finish in Deauville on the European Poker Tour as well as a 4th place finish in Venice in 2009 on the World Poker Tour and a 6th place finish in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha- Six Handed event at the World Series of Poker.

In September 2011, McDonald won the $20,000 buy-in 8-max No Limit Hold'em tournament at the Epic Poker League earning over $780,000.

McDonald finished in 2nd place at the 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event, earning just over $1,000,000 and narrowly missing out on becoming the first player to have two EPT titles.[4]

As of Feb. 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $10,000,000.[5]

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